Inhuman song…
Stirring emotions
Only hearts understand.
Feel it… there is a yearning,
Calling us to new horizons,
Irresistible invitation
To step beyond, immersed in haunting song.

Heart to heart they sing, seeking compassion;
Borne across the ever-changing sea…
Wordless plea for understanding.
Plastic inhumanity
Takes and will not listen.
Wreaking destruction,
What will remain?
Just water


For Colleen’s poetry challenge.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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31 Responses to Sirens…

  1. susielindau says:

    I love that the prose form a wave. Nice one, Sue!


  2. Jordan says:

    Lovely, Sue!


  3. I love this poem, Sue. Amazing.


  4. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Sue, I have absolute chills reading this fabulous double Etheree. Excellent message. ❤


  5. Amazing write, Sue!! ❤


  6. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Very strong Sue and the arrangement of the words is just imagery at its finest


  7. tric says:

    Such a clever poem. Well done.


  8. dgkaye says:

    I’m liking this Etheree poetry form Sue and you did a fab job! ❤


  9. Widdershins says:

    ‘plastic inhumanity’ …there you go, wordsmithing wonderfully again. 😀


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  11. memadtwo says:

    Chilling…an entire story in a few words. (K)


  12. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Sue! I enjoyed your double inverted Etheree poem!
    Stirring emotions
    Only hearts understand.
    Love, love, love these lines!


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