John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 103 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

1. Poetry Can Damage Your Health 8/19/2005
2. A Monody 8/21/2005
3. A Certainty 8/21/2005
4. A Day in March 8/22/2005
5. SEX 5/21/2008
6. A Fantasy 4/27/2007
7. An Alien's Valentine 1/8/2006
8. A Confession (a sexual prose-poem) 11/10/2009
9. A Drinker's Prayer 1/24/2008
10. The Alcoholic Gives in to Temptation 6/3/2008
11. Alcohol 4/1/2008
12. A Calendar 1/5/2010
13. A Brush-off 3/1/2010
14. A War Hero's Lament 3/10/2008
15. Epiphany 11/17/2005
16. A Walk in the Country 1/29/2006
17. 'For Godsake Hold Your Tongue and Let Me Love' 9/7/2010
18. Counting the Stars 10/28/2008
19. Forgiveness 12/4/2008
20. Misery of Addiction 3/7/2009

The Pilgrim's Complaint

Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.

There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?

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