I thought I would post some of the poems I've written in the last couple of months and see what you all think. I've been writing them a lot more lately, and several of my friends really liked it when I posted one on Google+ (the last one), so I thought I would share it again with all of you, along with another writing tidbit. Let me know if you like them and would like to see more (I have a whole 16 pages of them, at least!).
(5/3/16, Amber Skies)
I know I have not much experience with knowledge,
Nor do I expect to gain such wisdom overnight;
For such precious gifts are God-endowed
And by his gracious will bestowed.
But I do pray that I shall gain experience, at least,
And learn from my mistakes,
I hope to one day be known as one
Who notices every chance that she might take.
To weigh the risks and count the cost;
Will it be worth it in the end?
So many questions, and not much time,
If it’s really a mistake, is it the sort that mends?
The birds and beast worry not over such unneeded haste
And so, with no more time to waste,
The birds take flightWith golden wings streaking into amber skies.
(6/8/16, Rising Stars)
Ah! The folly of such inconsequential thoughts
Spent in time that will soon be long forgot
And soliloquies that simply have no say
In anything we do, in any life we’ve lived, in any path we’ve paved.
Oh! What fools that we all are
To suppose that wishing on each proverbial star
Might shine a light on each cold and lonesome heart
And as certain ‘tis as sure, they will as quickly part.
Ay! To think that every word we’ve ever said
Won’t be recorded, nor pathways we will tread
Will ever be remembered, and those that we have led
Are now inspired to lead others, though none of us know anything outside of our own heads.
But surely, this is not as all
And we will surely never fall
Til death has come and curtain’s callWill soon return us to the present from the past and we’ll resurrect this necessary wall.
(When I first wrote this one, I had the word 'insequential' instead of 'inconsequential'. Apparently the former is not a word, so I replaced it. But it did sound better! ;)