Take This!

Allison Grayhurst


Take This!


Greed. Grief.

Screaming in the vacant aftermath

where such a scream contains, then releases

the toxins, separates the truth from the immobilizing

confusion of evil.

A smoke cloud of charred pride.

The lie of worry, the torn pages

of prophecy laid out,

caught by the wind, carried

toward God as this scream is

carried – a boxed burden

waved high

              into a dull sky.



Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst




First published in “ArtVilla July 2017



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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp…

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