cheryl davis miller

Veteran Poet - 1,093 Points (2/26/57 / America)

For Such As I - Poem by cheryl davis miller

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.
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.

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 For Such As I by cheryl davis miller

  • (10/27/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    complicated poetic structure; no clue for an old man like me
    sounds nice anyway
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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