Stories tagged “SONNETS”

  • Sonnet for Pyretta 01

    Pyretta! Dear Pyretta, Sapphic Fire!

    Of all the souls I've known, I love yours best--

    Affection and compassion fill my breast

    Whene'er we are together. I admire


    Your courage, perseverance, and your power;

    Your gentle reassurance when I'm stressed

    And in…

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (3/3)

    I hope, through all of this, that I have learned

    Some lessons to apply to later life,

    So I may save fond friends from future strife,

    And loathe myself a little less. I turned

    My eyes upon myself, at point of knife,

    From others' viewpoint: hard. It changed…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (2/3)

    My left leg's been through surgery--ah! Twice.

    I'm walking nearly normally by now,

    But that was taxing. Very. I'll allow,

    My limp's a minor thing, one grain of rice

    Within a heaping bowl.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oh, I would splice


    Posted 1 year ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (1/3)

    My life, in recent months, has been o'erfull.

    There's too much going on, inside my heart

    And head, to parse, to handle. As for art,

    I've had no spoons to work. I'm gath'ring wool,

    Bereft of words, o'ercome. I've been a fool

    Both in and out of love. How ca…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Sonnet to a Dear and Discouraged Friend

    There’s nobody who knows as well as I

    How stealthily dark thoughts will bruit and shove

    The rational, the calmer ones; they lie

    And whisper: “You’re not worthy of their love!”


    And oh my dear, I know that this is true,

    So venomous to both of us. Yo…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Bringers of the Final Weeks of Life

    There is no Christmas morning planned this year.

    We might not even see a Halloween.

    The doom-predictions' date will soon be here,

    And our defenseless bones will be picked clean.


    We can see the waters rising, see the waves;.

    They claw and grope and maul …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Mind Purge 3

    But I've no strength, no courage! If I must

    Continue living, tread the steeper way,

    Climb crises--impulse might o'erride dread; just

    An instant could decide things either way.


    Posted 3 years ago
  • mind purge 2

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    Posted 3 years ago
  • Mind Purge 1

    a slurry jet of words, propelled by fear

    of you, and what you'll think of me, erupts

    from deep within my mind. step back, stand clear!

    do not get splashed; this vitriol corrupts,


    as i can witness. wildly i o'erflow!

    acidic sentiments cannot be trapt


    Posted 3 years ago
  • Hearts' Mending (2)

    There's no one else who's helped me know my self,

    My heart, without dissembling or disguise.

    You showed me how; I put fears on the shelf,

    And viewed myself with sympathetic eyes.


    That was a boon beyond all former gifts!

    I'd never guessed that I'd had …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Hearts' Mending (1)

    I'd like to call and ask if you'd stop by.

    It's been too long! We really should catch up,

    But ev'ry time we visit, I get shy;

    I'd like to change that. Come, and fill a cup.


    Whenever we're together, it's the same:

    It seems no time has passed. Our friends…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Unwilling to Escape

    My friend deserves much better; still, he clings,

    Against all warnings, to that bastard's love,

    And whether feighted or genuine, it brings

    Destruction. Now the demon's poised shove


    Its victim from the precipice! Oh, now,

    He's lost his balance, inches fr…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Misplaced Trust

    I'm edging closer daily to despair

    From which, I doubt I ever can escape.

    I brood on all the times I wasn't there

    When he was suffering cruelty and rape


    I'd never known, 'til later, how unfair

    His lover's treatment was--how mean, how vicious.

    My friend …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Connected by Love (3/3)

    I've learned to trust that love exists aplenty,

    And that most people long to be adored.

    Some think that one love's all they can afford,

    But open minds can oft embrace its bounty


    And love the world entire, and each in turn!

    My heart, so full of you, …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Connected by Love (2/3)

    When you departed, love, you'd been afflicted

    And mute so long. My strength and hope had flagged.

    I felt myself alone, exhausted, ragged,

    But then there came a blessing unpredicted.


    I'd thought my love was dying, nearly gone,

    And never to return, once …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Connected by Love (1/3)

    I'm torn, my dear. I don't know what to do.

    I wish you were alive, that you'd respond

    To guide me, as before--but you're beyond

    Such interactions now; still, I seek you.


    Just hear me, please. I lack all peace of mind.

    It shuffled off just after you with…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Ultimate Goal

    But no, I’ll stumble on, on trembling legs,

    In hopes this seething street leads me to rest,

    And drink this cup of potion to the dregs–

    For sustenance or death–whatever’s best.


    Oh, do I trudge on my, or God’s, volition?

    There’s little in this that I w…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Finishing Line

    The end I seek, I cannot see from here

    I do not know exactly what I’ll find

    Or even if I can suppress my fear

    To persevere through storms within my mind


    I started this progression far too late,

    Had spent most of my energy before

    I realized my sat, unste…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Sonnet: Rhymes first, poem second: Shakespearean

    Title: The Spear Not Shaken


    I know your voice; your words are passing Sweet.

    They cloy the throat and summon hordes of Flies

    The courtiers consider you a Treat;

    They cannot tell veracity from Lies.


    Oh, Laura! I'd not interrupt your Cours…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Friendship Anxiety

    I hope that I can find a proper manner

    To make new friends and treat them as they’d choose,

    So they feel safe and cheerful ‘neath my banner

    And not be overwhelmed, creeped out, bemused.


    I know there’s something wrong, but no one tells

    Just where I erred…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Survivor's Sonnet

    A brittle, dessicated kind of life

    That has been weakened outdoors in the sun

    Near deafened by the cannon, drum, and fife;

    A throat that’s silent, now the screaming’s done.

    This is my life, my body, after you.

    You pushed me to exceed my own ability.

    My b…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Cheesecake Pictures

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    Posted 4 years ago
  • Three Word Prompt: f14 POETRY Verna: Heart, Tart, Sweet

    My heart's been touched by many a gentle word

    Of kindness and acceptance. Gentle folks

    Have hastened to my aid, all undeterred

    When I've had trouble; they've been strong as oaks

    When I've been both exhausted, frail, and grieving.

    To all my patient pals…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Sonnet for Jehanon

    Provoking dreams, you’re welcome at my door

    To enter, and to make yourself at home

    The myriad uses of this ballroom floor

    Can serve each purpose, rather like a tome

    Of tales and poems, redolent of dreams.

    Oh, we can dance there, never doubt it’s true!


    Posted 5 years ago