Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Poem from Damien Healy

Beyond CPR

No comfort.
No coalescence.
No continuance.
Experiences which can’t be undone.
Words which can’t be unsaid.
Feelings which can’t be unabated.
No pleasantries.
No placation.
No predestination.
Wounds that are too deep to heal.
Truths that are too strong to subdue.
Lies that are too many to hide.
No response.
No recognition.
No recourse.

Damien Healy was born in Dublin, Ireland but has been living in Osaka, Japan for the past 20 years. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and teaches English language at a Japanese university. He has written three textbooks for Japanese university students and has published several papers on language teaching. He has recently found the time and energy to start writing poetry again. He has had poems published in "The Weekenders" and "Ofipress".

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