Orphan by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm


When you were wrenched
from me by Death,
the unceasing rain drenched
my very being;
the nights of winds wild,
unsettled my soul.
No longer a child,
your heart left a whole.
Dreams half formed and turbid,
barbed and bound with
memories coherent and vivid,
reliving the dying embers of life,
orphaned words held hostage
to overwhelming inadequacies.
Reviling flames of rage,
and the significance of
the underlying situation;
a futile recreation.

First published at Dagda Publishing in 2013.

Alexandra Carr-Malcolm was born and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, but now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. She works as a freelance British Sign Language Interpreter. She has been writing since childhood. Several years ago, encouraged by friends, she set up a poetry blog at www.worldlywinds.com.  Most of her poetry is about the human predicament and can be emotive, and at times dark.

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