Joseph Anderson

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Til Morning Comes-Sonnet - Poem by Joseph Anderson

Till darkness lifts amidst the 'morrows rays
I lie abed anidst my reveries;
Recalling many sweeter, bitter days,
that will forever haunt my memories.

I think of those dear friends, long gone above,
my precious wife death claimed so early on.
She was a wondrous gift, my life, my love
who lingers ever with me, though she's gone.

These are my dreams, my joys, my fears and strife
and are the things accosting me at night.
They dwellest still within me, that is life.
It is with pi'ety thes words I write.

These thoughts pursue me through the dark of night.
Let morning come, I long to see new light.


Trying to accept the inevitable

Topic(s) of this poem: memories


Comments about Til Morning Comes-Sonnet by Joseph Anderson

  • Hans Vr (1/16/2016 9:45:00 AM)


    Very touching and very well written sonnet.
    I felt this warm feeling of sweet memories together with
    the coldness of the certainty that they will not come back.
    A new day however comes and each of the days
    is quite sure to bring some new kindness and beauty in our life.
    I love this poem. It is a great sonnet.
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  • Valsa George (1/12/2016 11:29:00 PM)


    It is during night that memories- sweet and sour haunt us. Looking back, you must have in stock a real hoard of memories. You are able to remember with much nostalgia the love and warmth you lost with your wife's death. But you are hopeful of a new dawn and are prepared to accept the inevitable! Great write and fond reminiscences! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2016 2:04:00 PM)


    Joseph, what a beautiful soul you have with a heart of compassion and love to go with it! Loved this poem of your heart, yes, memories do haunt us through the years, they are bittersweet. But to be with without them would be an empty world, don't you think? All their goodness is remembered with tears for their loss. With every morning will always come new light, new memories that will one day again be remembered as bittersweet with tears. It all adds up to living our lives to the fullest that we may have these memories at least as reminders of what we once had. Thank you for sharing this poem. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (1/12/2016 3:23:00 AM)


    Dear Joseph, this is very awesome poem from your heart, very deep and touching. May you see the new light in the midst of all memories, joys and fears.. May this New Year bring new light. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/11/2016 10:18:00 AM)


    Life! With its own problems. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016



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