Midnight tolls and those awake are grieving
Loss, lament, the dark, make all seem sharper
Shadow-outlined sorrow feels believing
Thought-inflicted loops become a carper
Diminished hope has shriveled with the gloom
Alone, denied another’s caring soul
Deep gray blots out the shining of the moon
Out to the depths, wading beyond the shoals
Wee hours slowly pace an endless sentence
Of cheer removed from hearts congealed with pain
And allocate themselves to life’s repentance
Belittled by illusion’s veiling bane
At last deep sleep gives nodding rest a chance
And dreams prevail that lift that veil to dance
I entered this poem in The River Muse’s Winter Writing Challenge 2013 that was inspired by a sonnet written by Luke Prater. Kelly Letky was chosen the winner. Your entry did not have to be in a sonnet form but I did use it as a base for mine.
I’m publishing it for the first time for dVerse Poets Open Link Night # 81: http://dversepoets.com/2013/01/29/openlinknight-week-81/ Claudia hosts tonight.
Posted by Bodhirose on January 29, 2013
I joined her on that day
to a luncheon,
where she prays.
It’s been years
since I’ve been here,
no longer enraptured
through this fear.
a man of Jesus sang,
played piano and mused.
Around me sat
the elderly and aged;
my mother’s peers
are being saved.
I listened intently
to the message given;
does it soothe my soul
So closely tied with
illusion, I felt more
pity than love for
Belief in sin,
to me, is a ruse,
to impede us
from knowing the truth.
will come as it may,
our own paths
we follow each way.
My entry for dVerse Poets; Free Write Friday–Taboo Subjects: How to be Fearless and Nothing Less: http://dversepoets.com/
Posted by Bodhirose on October 16, 2011
Image by photos_martha via Flickr
of illusion’s veil
lifted as if a dense fog
My entry for The Purple Treehouse: Waka
Posted by Bodhirose on August 21, 2011
Mind in dream state
Loving-kindness awakens now
This is a syllable cinquain.
Posted by Bodhirose on October 18, 2010
Image by Morydd via Flickr
It is dark, I am alone and invisible,
fear consumes me.
Years, lifetimes, eons of pain and sorrow
and because of this my search begins–
A sudden awareness–there is understanding.
Where once there was sleep, now there is awakening.
I had placed my faith in illusion,
What was, is not.
The journey continues…
Posted by Bodhirose on October 13, 2010