I Cannot Seem To See

I cannot seem to see through all this

odd rhetoric of sullen divorce

held still by a new universal force

all I can do is stare at this mess.

The crisp mountain air will not settle me,

to hide in a book under each letter,

to sleep, curl in deep dark, to make better

a bitter infusion, emotions tea.

Within a second pulled out from myself

a slight recognition from the real

a sigh from the downward glance of my son

and I knew our time was our current wealth

in front of your love I was forced to kneel

a kiss on your forehead sent to the sun.

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always exploring 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

I love this line, " To hide in a book under each letter. " A child can always make any difficult decision better. This is profoundly deep.


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Kristen Howe 7 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Lovely sonnet. Very emotional and heartfelt with vivid imagery. Well done.


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Faith Reaper 7 months ago from southern USA

Wow, Jamie,

This is so moving and truly well-written. It does give one pause. I do hope you and your family are doing well, and this poem is not reflective of what you are going through. Adding in the child aspect to the dire situation, makes this poem even more powerful.

Peace and blessings


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Vellur 7 months ago from Dubai

Great sonnet with deep thoughts and feelings.


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Frank Atanacio 7 months ago from Shelton

again wonderful... love the poetry period


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jhamann 7 months ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you all for the motivation and your kind words. Jamie

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