tsunami (Photo credit: arkhangellohim)

Feeling this grow
Like a river coursing to the ocean
Like a wave building to tsunami
Like eyes brimming before tears
This momentum

It’s a rhythm
Behind my eyes
A beating headache
Mistaken for heartbeat
It’s the readiness
And suspension
Building inexorably
This momentum

Like a wave before dying
Like flotsam washed by storms
Like a widow at first grief
This momentum

It’s a melody
Without music
A strange dance
Without a partner
It’s a mystery
An intervention
No way to stop now
This momentum

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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22 Responses to Momentum

  1. That is a terrifying picture.

  2. Momentum – so all consumingly unstoppable. I’m thinking migraine, depression. And, at times, it can be passion. Fantastic picture to accompany such a powerful poem.x

  3. That is a horrifying picture. I cannot even imagine. It is also so descriptive of emotions out of control. Excellent work, Sis!! 🙂 xxxx

  4. Regardless of what you intended, to me this will always be a poem about physics. 🙂

  5. clydeaidoo says:

    This is my favorite word in the dictionary and quite probably my favorite poem from you thus far. Great work.

  6. Elaine says:

    wonderful poem, scary photo but it does fit -both are very descriptive of momentum in my mind.

  7. words4jp says:

    The picture is indeed horrifying. Your words certainly inspire many thoughts of momentum and how it influences emotions and feelings.

  8. Rob Taylor says:

    Nicely written piece….and the picture conveys the idea very well….don’t see the horror….just the sensations of the words.

  9. This is incredibly powerful- and be this I mean your words! The picture is terrifying, but your words bring power to the image. This is one of the best pieces I have read in a long time. I feel empowered to PREPARE, to conquer the inevitable!

    Life thankfully doesn’t hand us gripping moments to this everyday- but this represents calmness in my daily problems compared to your powerful message!

    -Michael Dooley

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