Poems

GUEST POST: BEFORE MY EYES


BY PETER DAVIES

IT IS AN HONOR TO PRESENT TO YOU A POEM BY PETER DAVIES, MY FRIEND FROM ACROSS THE POND. I’M SURE ONCE YOU READ THIS INSPIRING PIECE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I CHOSE IT FOR MY SITE. THANK YOU, PETER, FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PROSE.

Why do I feel so pointless
As a broken pencil to be cast away;
My mark fades now on this true Earth
These eyes are turning from blue to gray.


Why do I feel so shattered
As a window looking far into the Sun;
My words sinking away to the shadows
These eyes beholding the kingdom come.


Why do I feel so helpless
As a sparrow with a broken wing;
My heart becomes hollow and empty
These eyes searching for a soul to cling.


Why do I feel so unloved
As a beast of burden before the blade;
My hands are cut to the bone and bleeding
These eyes they close in a dream of shade.


Why do I feel so mortal
As a child who is born only to die;
My tongue it tastes the salt of the shore
These eyes have drowned in tears to cry.


©️ Peter Davies. 2021

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