This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given ten words to inspire our writing (see below). I was able to use nine of them in this poem. I hope you enjoy what I was able to see in these words. Feel free to let me know your thoughts 🙂
List of words:
Sweet, Hours, Slip, Thoughts, Quiet, Eager, Leisure, Born, Grave and Stars.
Sweet thoughts ne’r kissed his lips
In quiet he feared leisure stance
The hours slip and he’s still racing
Lives in this world like in a trance.
No moments spared for love’s review
No chance to laugh, to sing, to play
Eager – he rushes toward the grave
His outlook always dim and gray.
And from the moment he was born
Imminent death he seemed to grieve
He sat in fear of love and longing
He never ached to live and breathe.
© Sumyanna 2015