Despair

by Milly Hayward   Sep 24, 2018


Have I not breathed the very air
that shouted once of freedom shared
and cast down an auspicious prayer
that we would always be prepared

For life and love has cracked the stone
and in the coming of the dawn
I see in you hope tossed and thrown
cast down on squalid blood stained lawn

No longer does the cloud take form
for darkness now sucks out the air
my sorrow drowns within the storm
and heart is filled with dark despair

The sun is lost as I am too
no wind can cast away this deed
this life cannot be washed anew
or death stop this eternal bleed

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  • 1 year ago

    by Ya----Na

    Something always bleed from the heart of a poet. Like sadness bleeds from mine and darkness from yours. This bleeding is necessary to let go of what's bothering our soul. Milly, excellent write once again. Everything's perfect.

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Ya Na for your lovely comments very much appreciate your feedback. Take care Best wishes Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    Wow, I'm very impressed with your meter. I'm usually not one to be wowed by it, as I seem to connect more with free verse. But your words, your rhymes.. it stuck with me. I felt like I was reading a poem straight out of a book, very impressive. A high quality, dark poem. Beautifully penned.

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Hannah for your lovely comments. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it, its not my usual style but I am so pleased that I got the meter right. (something I struggle with) All my best wishes Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Wow - your meter really rocks!
    I often find writing dark poems releases a little pain. That's a good thing!
    Take care. x

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Mr Darcy for the praise and comments., Meter is something I really struggle with. I don't know where the dark poetry comes from. Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Dear Milly it saddens my heart while reading. Let me give you a big hug.

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Miss Milly,
    You certainly have a dark paint brush at times. A really powerful piece, which kept my attention all through.
    Brilliant writing lady
    Much love
    Michael :)x

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Michael. Its sometimes easier to write dark than light. Milly x

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