May 24, 2012 at 8:00 am (Poetry)
Tags: Church, Marriage, Poetry, Sonnet
The chapel bore witness as I vanquished
your greatest fear with vows, a ring, a kiss.
Our flock rejoiced as I stripped off the Miss
and exorcised your spinsterhood anguish.
The Hilton Times Square heard you give reprieve
to me from crosses caught in junior high.
Inside you came deluges from a sky
denied a drizzle, thirsty for relief.
The morning after, you discovered my
my fetish pornography. I inferred
no sense in your chatter, just hollow words
I’d learn to tolerate with alcohol.
Man shan’t divide what God unites, unless
unfaithful, the only bond we possess.
April 23, 2012 at 10:04 am (Poetry)
Tags: PAD Challenge, Poem, Poem-A-Day, Poetry, Sonnet
Day 23 of the 2012 April Pad Challenge by WritersDigest.com.
Horizon beneath the onyx canvas
bleeds with a watermelon tinge.
The rooster’s crow, the alabaster kiss
herald the Sun’s resurrection.
Specters congregated to haunt the night
exposed to be but naked trees.
Chills of Winter fog dissipated by
effervescent threads from the Spring.
Star from the East, ascend to the mountain–
beatify the forsaken ground.
Blunt the chill’s sting with golden redemption–
adorn the Earth with ivory crowns.
The starless night struck by the tangerine tint–
asunder dashed by the Morning Star’s ascent.