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Sonnets: Alone

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I desperately want someone to love.

I mean a woman to have and to hold.

I’m beginning to feel cursed from above.

No special someone with whom to grow old.

 

Alas there is no one of that nature.

No woman with whom i can share my life.

No sightings of such a divine creature.

I am utterly alone with no wife.

 

A single young man alone on the road.

Walking the highway hoping for a ride.

As of yet no one stopped or even slowed.

So as cars drive by, I sit on the side.

 

My thumb is up and my heart is wanting.

But while all alone the task seems daunting.

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Sonnets to God 3

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Words are flying at me, piercing my heart,

From those who despise me and some I love.

Arrows fall so thick the sky appears dark.

Raining down with poison tips from above.

 

My soul wounded from relentless attacks.

Broken and damaged not sure I’ll survive.

Spirit withered, body weakened, heart taxed.

Hardly a sign that I am still alive.

 

I whisper your name hoping you hear me.

Praying my words are lifted on the wind,

and to your kingdom it carries my plea,

so you might save me before my sad end.

 

You alone can rescue me from this fate.

And redeem me, standing pure at your gate.

Flashback Friday: The Cycle

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This is the first poem I ever wrote. I came up with it when I was feeding our animals when I was about 14. It is kinda typical of youth and I’m not sure I even know what I was going for at the time…but no matter. It was the first, but not the last. 

It is the superior man that falls the hardest,

at having lost, his blood boils with jealousy and rage,

if his superiority discontinues, he, himself discontinues

 

Life, in its darkest form,

he falls at the mercy of life from clouds so high,

onto the barren jagged, untamed rocks of the Earth.

 

They have seen so much of time, life,

they patiently await its end

exposed themselves by time, life, they take life away

 

Then another pawn takes his place in the majestic clouds

to continue the rising and falling of power,

the Cycle.

Alive

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You’ve held me down for far too long

Kept me from dancing and singing song

And I in weakness just went along

Until the man I was and loved was gone

 

Then I awoke and wondered where I was

How I became more passive than a dove

So I prayed and looked for signs from above

And I thirsted like never before for love

 

I asked you about my chains; how they got there

Begged you for help, for your tender care

But you attacked me like an angry bloodthirsty bear

I wanted to run away, to go anywhere

 

Complicated were my binds and deep my wounds

How badly I had weakened over many moons

Yet I refused to remain in darkness; gloom

And took my first step away from doom

 

With Arrows loosed and spells called behind me

I stood and refused to bend my knee

Because for the first time in a while I could see

And I’ll no longer live afraid in captivity

 

I’m going to gather my strength and pride

Rediscover the parts of me that died

No longer will I sit in darkness and hide

I’m going to run and sing and be alive

Sonnets: Dark

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Smothered in darkness, no light to be found.

Engulfs me like a night that will not end.

Unable to run I crawl on the ground.

So dark, on my sight I cannot depend.

 

My senses so dulled I can see nothing.

The sun will not rise, the stars cannot shine.

Confined in my cell alone, suffering.

I cannot speak but only moan and whine.

 

Give me a glimmer of hope in the light.

Please send me a sign that a life can glow.

Warming my heart and restoring my sight.

My soul needs some light in order to grow.

 

And so I will wait for the day you come.

To raise me from the dead, no longer numb.

Sonnets to God 2

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A whirlwind swirls around me all the time.

Pelting me with rubble, debris and trash.

Even those I love just seem to malign.

With all the commotion I collapse fast.

 

Face crashing to the earth, mouth full of dirt.

Hands grasping the ground for anything real.

But each breath and each movement only hurts.

Agonizing, no longer want to feel.

 

Rolling to my back my eyes burn with dust.

Tears begin to cleanse them like sweet fresh rain.

You spirit breathes life in me as a gust.

Finally I can see the bright sky again.

 

There is your face, kind and generous.

Your love is healing, your mercy endless.

Sonnet to God

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I love sonnets. I’m not saying mine are amazing or anything, I’m just saying I love them. Writing them, reading them, and now posting them. I started writing some to God, inspired by the psalms. Here’s the first one I wrote.

God I am lost without your guiding hand.

I act as though I know where I’m going.

But really I’m just wandering this land.

And hide the fact to keep it from showing.

 

Still, knowing this I ignore your spirit.

And go where my lying heart would take me.

It always seems to land me in a pit.

Where my soul languishes in agony.

 

If only I could learn to follow you.

And keep your laws and decrees in my heart.

When trouble comes I would know what to do.

At last I would see your light in the dark.

 

Please keep calling me though I walk away.

Hopefully I will answer you one day.

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