cheryl davis miller

(2/26/57 / America)

For Such as I


A tale of deep perplexity,
for such as I.
See I care for the elderly,
at least I try.
This occupation I adored,
I now find I cannot afford.
Anxiety runs much too high,
for such as I.
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You'd not believe, the things you see,
beneath the sky.
As age destroys one mentally,
would make you cry.
The blossom spent, will be no more.
Mere shadow of, what was before.
Too much heartache to watch them die
for such as I.

Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Another Octogram poem style created by Ms. Sally Yokum of Fanstory
Rhyme scheme: a B a b c c b B, a b a b d d b B
Capital B designates repeated lines.
Syllable counts 8 4 8 4 8 8 8 4 in each of two stanzas.

Based on my own work life.

Comments about this poem (For Such as I by cheryl davis miller )

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  • Don Nguyen (10/27/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    complicated poetic structure; no clue for an old man like me
    sounds nice anyway
    thanks (Report) Reply

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