Catherine Elaine


Abide, Abide - Poem by Catherine Elaine

‘abide, abide, ’
she whispers
to the sun.

‘come out, come out, ’
she begs,
‘do not stay away
too long.’

‘begone, begone, ’
she claws
at engulfing clouds,

‘I need
your incandescence
upon me.
I yearn to know
your beams.’

she can whimper,
and she can cajole.

because she is but a child,

she can still ask ‘why? ’
so fiercely.

she can still rage at
unfairness.

but,
she is here.

the sun is there.

all she can do is hope,
whisper,
wait.

and often,
as she must learn,
it isn’t
enough.


Comments about Abide, Abide by Catherine Elaine

  • Brian Dorn (5/21/2006 12:12:00 PM)


    Catherine, childhood innocense and life's difficult lessons... good write! !
    Brian
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 21, 2006


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