Captain Cur

Gold Star - 12,100 Points (Born Late 1600's Date of Death Unknown / England)

I Have The Soul Of Poetry To Keep - Poem by Captain Cur

What words can strengthen my mortality?
What sounds can wake me from this worldly sleep?
Imagined obstacles appear too steep
to climb, in pain and weakness would I die
or call upon my eagle in the sky;
nor live in fear of death, I will not weep
I have the soul of poetry to keep
fresh, alive, not a tear escapes my eye.
The bards of old, their glorious refrains
redeems me from the agony and pain;
purity, knowledge, charity and truth
words that forged the pillars of my youth
and years, whatever numbers still remain,
I will grasp a magnitude!

Topic(s) of this poem: mortality, youth


Comments about I Have The Soul Of Poetry To Keep by Captain Cur

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (7/4/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Excellent write. Beautifully crafted.
    It captures the very essence of poetry.
    A pure poetic joy.
    Yes, Poetry strengthens our mortality.10+++++
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  • Robert Murray Smith (7/1/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    This is a beautifully crafted sonnet. Embedding the soul of poetry is no mean feat.++10 (Report)Reply

    Captain Cur(7/2/2018 4:26:00 PM)

    Thank you Robert for your very generous comment, we all have the soul of poetry to keep!

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/1/2018 11:12:00 PM)

    Although mortality of man cannot be prevented still his words of wisdom may gain immortality. Monuments of words will last for long time even after death. Soul of poetry sings continuously. This is very beautiful and thoughtful poem very well penned...10 (Report)Reply

    Captain Cur(7/2/2018 4:23:00 PM)

    Thank you Kumarmani, for your thoughtful insight on this poem.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 1, 2018



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