Sunlight Never Dries The Dew

by Ben Pickard   Nov 27, 2019

I mustn't tether pain to land
With knots that will not loose or fray,
So here I make my final stand
And hope to blow the clouds away.

How many nights I've spent with dreams
That everything was well with me
But when I wake, the devil schemes
And casts me off on stormy seas.

Don't talk of ghosts! I know them well -
They tarry round these deathly halls.
My only friends within this cell
Are demons, spectres, wraiths and ghouls.

How lowly burns the pallid sun -
It seems to wane just like the moon -
So when day comes and night is done,
The light flings out a listless tune.

I dreamed of sand and golden bays
To rest upon and heal my wounds
But clouds and rain replaced the rays
And thus, I found myself marooned.

Know this: I really did my all -
I set my course for pastures new -
But once I ran, and now I crawl
And sunlight never dries the dew.


Ben Pickard 2019


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  • 6 months ago

    by Lost One

    Yet another to add to my favorites!

  • 7 months ago

    by Randy East

    This poem is absolutely amazing. Your writing style is among my favorites! Your rhyming and way with words flows not only perfectly, but finds artistic ways of expressing exactly what you mean and feel. This is a rare quality, and believe me when I say this... don't waist it. Write more poems, write a book, publish it. because "the gift"... well, you have it.

    • 7 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely of you to say so, Randy. Thank you.

  • 7 months ago

    by Star

    I love how this poem rhymes and flows so beautifully!!
    Congratulations Ben :)

  • 7 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    As ever, a wonderful yet 'pull on the heart strings' piece.
    Much love
    Em x

    • 7 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Good to hear from you, Em. Thank you.

  • 7 months ago

    by Everlasting

    I like what I read as always. Sorry, I think I can relate to the first stanza only.(not that I have to relate to the poem lol but just sharing). Well done.

    • 7 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      You don't have to at all, Lucero. I understand you perfectly! Thank you.

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