Uriah Hamilton


Where I’ll Decay - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

I’ve been on my knees
Both in prayer
And in defeat,
I’ve lied down
In wet, autumn leaves
Meditating graves
And seeking sanctuary,
I’ve been stepped on
By strangers and lovers
With the callous disregard
As if I was a rotted log.

And once, I touched a woman’s hair
Sprinkled with moonlight,
And kissed her eyes
Beside a river.

Joy and sadness,
Pain and pleasure,
I don’t know which
Will finally take me under
And where I’ll decay,
Below or above ground.


Comments about Where I’ll Decay by Uriah Hamilton

  • Brian Jani (5/22/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    Uthis is good poetry well done (Report)Reply

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  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (8/18/2007 8:41:00 PM)

    Uriah - Lovely portrayal of the pain and pleasure of giving yourself over to love.
    Thanks for sharing -

    Cheryl
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  • (8/8/2007 12:42:00 AM)

    This is an incredibly beautiful poem, Uriah... it was very visual for me, with a deep sense of love and sadness... I can relate to this one...
    Lee :)
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  • (8/3/2007 11:29:00 PM)

    Uriah, this is a profound piece about joy and despair - the two sides of the unresolved argument we call life. How eloquently you pen your angst and how moving are your words:

    'And once, I touched a woman’s hair
    Sprinkled with moonlight,
    And kissed her eyes
    Beside a river.'

    I know a man who kissed me upon the eyes. I've never forgotten him. love, Allie xxxx
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011


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