Ships From Sand (English sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   May 27, 2019


When all the rainbows lose their joyous hues,
Or summer leaves are brown beneath the sun,
Just know I suffer all the pain you do
And will be here when winter's darkness comes.
I'll stand and scream at all the storms that rage
And build a bridge between the sea and land;
I'll take the words that left a tear-stained page,
Allowing you to craft a ship from sand.
The garden will again be green for you -
The clouds will clear as angels beat their wings -
The flowers will appear where fungus grew
And tears will be replaced with mountain springs.
A stricken heart can break and water flow,
But broken hearts will mend and roses grow.

--

Ben Pickard

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by (Olwin ) Lee Mcdonald

    Woh....been a long time since I read yours Ben... And this is so beautifully crafted that it is a delight to read :)

    Bravo.

    PS. especially love the last two lines..

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Olwin? Lovely to hear from you. Thank you and I hope you are keeping well.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by (Olwin ) Lee Mcdonald

      Yes its me Ben lol . Had to make a new account :/ Am keeping very well thank you. And am a sucker for sonnets so HAD to read this! HA

  • 3 weeks ago

    by S.T.A.R.

    There is hope as they said in this, to bring back love to live the love once again. But I feel sadness coming from a broken heart, which over powers the hope...
    I won’t say anything about the form, because that your field!!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, STAR - interesting thoughts.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hi, Ben, your rhyming couplet really brings this sonnet together. Well crafted indeed. If Michael is too slow on the draw, I'll nominate.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Michael - same goes for you! Well done.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Ben,

    A lovely sonnet as usual :) So much hope and love you write here that all can be okay and how much effort will go to, to bring happiness to another. Simply lovely.
    M :) I would nominate but cant at the moment, sure someone will beat me to it though ;)

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely words, Michael. Thanks. Also, congratulations on the win this week.

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