Stories tagged “SONNETS”
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
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
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
Tho…Posted 1 year ago
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
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
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
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.
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Story is marked as maturePosted 3 years ago
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
wit…Posted 3 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Story is marked as maturePosted 4 years ago
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
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!
Bu…Posted 5 years ago