A brighter view (English sonnet)

by Michael   Sep 25, 2017


The carnage opened up its flooded gate;
a bloodbath runs from taps and overflows
an island now becomes a torrid state
a vortex spun a fate with forceful blows.
My eyes have seen such utter disbelief,
a temper tantrum leaves an anguished mark;
an aftermath that beckons years of grief
with stranded lives now left out in the dark.
We can but only hope for times of calm
and send our love and hearts across the sea
lets hope that sun beams fan a warming balm
and tranquil times flow back to family.
whatever faith we all believe is true
lets hope the wind will blow a brighter view.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Just came across this one Michael.

    I find sonnets difficult but you have made this seen so easy and flawless.

    Cracking write dude

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Craig :)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by mossgirl19

    Beautiful Michael. Love this very much.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Melx

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Michael. Wonderful sonnet! Glad to see this nominated, worthy of front page!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Michael

      Bless you Miss Brenda x :)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Michael - the best sonnet I've read from you. Excellent work indeed.

    All the best

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Ben :)

      that means a lot coming from your sphere

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is great! I've not attempted a sonnet yet but I'm studying the structure and this is flawless and poignant ... one powerful persons' bad decision can cause grief for generations ... so sad and so well written :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Kitty k
      Lovely comments :)x

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