Sonnet 169

I mourn, pen in my hand, you in my heart,
Tears in my eyes; why did you have to go
Without so much a word you wished to start
A new life on your own, and forge alone
Into that great wide empty world without me?
Not even a goodbye, or yet a sigh
Or better a why you so chose to leave
Without a sign to one who wished you nigh,
Forever; life is not fair to those who care
And give their hearts to barren love like ours;
Who grieves for those love has passed by, souls bare,
In pain beyond compare, who while the hours?
A church bell tolls… distant… for me or you,
Or someone who, providence smiled on too.

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Sonnet 168

Selena slipped through my window last night,
Her silver essence claddening my bed,
Embracing me in gentle beams of white,
Kissing ever so softly, my pillowed head.
I lay there moveless, daring not to speak,
How oft I prayed that such a night would come;
In endless reveries her grace to seek,
And now to have her in my arms alone.
What joyous rapture her sweet smile did bring,
What exaltation her soft gentle form,
Erotic bliss beyond all mortal sin,
Impassioned pyroclastic joy reborn.
To love a minute or to love all time,
What matters this for such a love sublime?

 

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Sonnet 167

For I have loved, yes loved, oh loved in vain,
Though few men e’er full quench their heart’s desire;
And love that’s lost does memory ever stain
To score the soul much like a funeral pyre.
Lived I a king in love’s sublimity;
One summer short was my god granted sway,
Yes you my queen, sworn ever there to be
In sovereign love, forever and a day.
Then came my foe, black fate, foul scourge of kings;
That dreaded doomster of the hopes of men,
Great spoiler to the reach of mortal dreams
To humble quite the pith of favored plans.
One day a king, the next a pauper bare…
What majesty to have you once so near.

 

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Sonnet 166

The universe exploded into light
And in an instant, my love for you formed;
Dark energy propelled it through the night
‘Midst matter black and cosmic clumps so torn.
A cosmic renaissance formed our first star,
Collapsing ‘neath the weight of love too strong,
Exploding in a supernova war
And in a pico-second, love was gone.
But unseen forces drew us back again,
Coalescing the ancient astral dust,
Expunging there that interstellar stain;
Uniting yet again that core of trust;
And love so fused, once more our star did shine,
A symbol bright, born at the dawn of time.

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