Antony Ward Returns


They say a celestial body
That once reclined in the heavens
Brought about circumstances for life on earth
And that this dead matter
That was the cause of all living creatures
Could also bring about their extinction.

Beauty Remains

Beauty ignites
The light of life
Burning my eyes
Like candles
Melting wax
Clouding my vision
Then solidifying
Back into shape
Having lost only tears
That over the years
Have reduced them
Back into my mind.


The empty room becomes crowded
Sounds normally silent shout
Walls timber towards you
Reflective light gesticulates
Threatening flashes
As you step over shadows
Stubbing your toe
Before sleep washes over
And takes you out
Fighting the waves.


I remove my shoes
To preserve the carpet
Worn down
And trodden upon
By boots and heels
Leaving my feet vulnerable
And exposed to all those
Who neglect to watch their step.


I wish you’d stop harping.
Your muteness bellows,
Snagging my heartstrings
Like nails down a blackboard,
My conscience scratched
Over and over-
With all this harping originating from silence.

Anthony tends to fidget with his thoughts in the hope of laying them to rest. He has managed to lay them in a number of literary magazines including The Faircloth Review, The Pygmy Giant, Shot Glass Journal, Turbulence, Vox Poetica, The Bohemyth, Torrid Literature Journal and The Rusty Nail, amongst others.


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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2 Responses to Antony Ward Returns

  1. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    I enjoyed each of Anthony Ward’s thought provoking poems. Each has a message to ponder and words that are easily relatable.

  2. Thanks for your comments Jeanette.

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