Gabriel SimpsonLaw

Rookie (March 1960 / Essex England)

Sonnet - (For Daybreak) - Poem by Gabriel SimpsonLaw

At once I came awake in darkness knowing
That you were not beside me in the night
The fear within my veins a river flowing
Unstoppable as you might be in flight
Hell! Leap the stairs in burning consternation
To catch you as I’m sure you mean to go
For there can be no earthly consolation
Should you leave and not a word on me bestow
But here you sit in candlelight just reading
A sonnet by the master of the form
And though I feel adrenaline receding
Daybreak will be the bearer of the storm
So I read “Stay, O sweet, and do not rise!
The light that shines comes from thine eyes”

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  • (3/28/2008 5:11:00 PM)

    It's great to see a skilled poet work in traditional forms. This is very well done.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008

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