Why the Silver Violin Plays

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/writing-prompt-207-its-all-in-the-title/  Look at the titles below and choose one or more to construct a poem or story around:  Wish Breaker; Undisclosed Pathos; The Silver Violin; Children of the Wondering Moon; The Haunting of Cora Applebaum; Whispers in the Willow Trees; Psychic Chasms; When Fish Runaway; The War Inside of Us; The Town that Went Missing.

I used 9 of the 10 titles—click the link above to participate in this prompt.

On silken charcoal nights

The silver violin plays

For children of the wondering moon,

Whose whispers in the willow trees

Are still said to be heard in

The town that went missing.

What melody does the violin play,

And what do the children whisper?

It is a sterling song of untarnished sorrow;

Deep-grieved mourning and remembrance for

Everyone, everything lost…and undisclosed pathos.

Victimized by cruel, neglectful wish breakers,

The children whisper about their abandoned hearts;

Their small words a jittering expression of

Fatal psychic chasms, endlessly echoing.

How do I know these things, from what

Or whom was it revealed to me?

A woman left me her letters:

“The Haunting of Cora Applebaum”.

Cora lived in that gone-town—

She knew and loved the children well;

She chronicled unspeakable events

Allowed by despicable adults…parents

Who never should have been.

Her final letter ends with a warning:

“Gird your soul, be vigilant and pray

The Lord God’s mercies and strength—

For we all fight the war inside of us”.

On silken charcoal nights

The silver violin plays for me…

Does it play for you?

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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