Friday, September 28, 2007

Poem: City of Sorrow

City of Sorrow

i was borne in the city of Sorrow;
borne with Sadness cradling me in her arms.
nursed with Tears, crying became my consolation.
afterwhich i was adopted by Loneliness,
who became my constant companion, my friend.

yet to this day, despite growing up,
at night when i lie in my bed of Pain,
clutching my pillow of Grief,
i dream of Mother, dreams of Salvation,
the Reason i still wake up and live.

till now i long to see her but
Death took her away from me.
perhaps you have seen her. pray, tell me
have you known my mother, Happiness?

Second draft, September 2007

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