Poems by Brother Ollie: the Tired Monk
/ a generational blood-washed themefrom babiesto lingering grandfathers/Nice line, it is powerful and says so much, like a lyric to a song, perhaps.
This can be taken in so many ways. An outspoken statement against end-of-life at both ends, or a personal account and reflection? Either way, it is powerful.
As always, Ollie, you move your reader with your observation. I love "oh these sputtering hearts".......and I hope YOUR heart beats steady and strong. For we need you!
aawwwwwww. ouch, sputtering. all those tubes and wires.
and the cycle goes on, perhaps people's mindset can change it...
your words are so visual and raw, nicely done
An honest, touching write, so well done.
oh these sputtering hearts indeed! Keep on sputtering and hold that last breath dear!
Again, I love this one. Thanks for posting it - clear message from start to finish and strong visuals.
Really like the sputtering hearts and all that it suggests,Elizabeth
Brother Ollie,The cycle of life and the desire to exist, and to prolong that existence. Physical imapirments which weight heavily upon all ages and all along; the right to live, treated with respect.Very powerful words...Eileen
fragile hearts needing much strength - old and young! Keep those sputtering hearts strong!
For some reason this suggested heart disease passed from one generation to another. One hopes the tubes and scars will help the sputtering hearts beat strongly!On The Border
So true that cycles so often repeat from one generation to another. Genetics...or not.
A beginning of life marks the first point on the circle of life. Each living thing has its own life cycle. ...hope the sputtering heart heals soon.Very powerful lines...:)
So wonderful and short........ Nice one
A multi-layered poem. Life comes in full circle
Love! You have a very cool style and you packed in a ton of emotions its a concise but beautifully composed poem
seeing a baby on all the heart monitors and tubes....heart breaking....the generational blood washed theme def made me thing of hereditary disease...
So much said with just a few words...beautifully written.
Very powerful. Nicely written.
I learned so much from these few lines. You do know how to write, Ollie. I admire and appreciate that. Bravo!http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/05/10/wounded/
Thanks for helping with the development of Olsonomics.