Midnight Tolls

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.

Breaking the Illusion of Limitation

First song “Joga” by Bjork; second “Goodbye Forever” by Arovane

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Offering this for Souldipper’s Occupy Blogosphere:  http://souldipper.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/occupy-blogosphere-thursday-february-23-2012/

Being Saved

I joined her on that day
to a luncheon,
to church,
where she prays. 

It’s been years
since I’ve been here,
no longer enraptured
through this fear. 

Entertainment was
offered too,
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
as bidden? 

So closely tied with
illusion, I felt more
pity than love for
this religion. 

Belief in sin,
to me, is a ruse,
to impede us
from knowing the truth. 

But awakening
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/

Awakening Came

Japanese garden

Image by photos_martha via Flickr

 

awakening came

slowly, manifestation

of illusion’s veil

lifted as if a dense fog

luminosity presides

 

 

 

 

My entry for The Purple Treehouse:  Waka

http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/poetic-forms-waka.html

Awakening…

Asleep

Mind in dream state

Mindful concentration

Loving-kindness awakens now

Peaceful

This is a syllable cinquain.

I Remember

Sunlight through Clouds

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–

For what?

I remember!

A sudden awareness–there is understanding.

I see!

Where once there was sleep, now there is awakening.

I know!

I had placed my faith in illusion,

What was, is not.

The journey continues…

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