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It’s time to say good bye sly maid
It’s futile and hopeless to regret you;
Neither faith nor memories give their aid
But pride will help me to forget you.

For all these frivolous squandered years
The weary times of fading pleasures;
Your many loves, my ancient fears
The selfish songs of passion’s treasures.

Had my destiny been joined with you
As at one time it appeared a token;
This folly would never have been true
And my heart would not have been broken.

In times past my soul like yours was pure
And all its soaring passions would smother;
Now your promises no longer endure
You gave them to another.

Although now I look for other joys
For to see you would give me madness;
Alone among the crowds and hollow noise
I would concede to my heart’s sadness.

At this time a thought would reveal
The sorrow in spite of hopeless endeavor;
My adversary might console all I feel
But I know you are gone from me forever.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Ps. Smile, *^_^* “Just Stopping Back By to Say Hello Unto Your Precious & Beautiful Heart My Dear Elizabeth! *^_^* Still A Stirring Verse Yet, I Believe That The Most Beautiful Love of Meant to Be Within All * Waits For Us At The Ends of The Rainbow *^_^* Sooo Wherever Your Beauty Is My Dear * Always Smile &, Stay Beautiful!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 9:31:00 AM
    WOW.. SORROW... AND AS FOR JOY... I THINK IT DOES NOT EXIST FOR OVER.. 20 MINUTES... AND ONCE IT LEAVES SO DOES EVERYTHING ... I'M A VERY NEGATIVE THINKER.. I THINK THAT IS WHY.. I CALL MYSELF THE DESTROYER.. however that is why you are one of my favorite poets here on the soup... you write about the twisted passion, we all endure.. even when it end-up in a bang. pride is a terrible thing to waste... love you poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 2:33:00 PM
    this is wonderful,,,fear, sorrow, hopeless, all could be poems of their own,,,very creative thought in this poem....

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 7:30:00 AM
    Beautifully expressed and so sad, my friend. I love your rhyming choices - I've often been rather awed by them. Endeavour and forever is awesome

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 7:16:00 AM
    Beautifully expressed and wonderfully written. Tony

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 4:37:00 AM
    You are a great poet, and a great person, Elizabeth. Your poem intensely emotional and extremely well written with perfect rhymes.

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 2:39:00 AM
    reminds me of a tale of old. LIke the days of knights. The sly maid was undeserving! Great style of writing, Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 11:06:00 PM
    My friend, today morning I have read your emotional sad poem, but you have truly written that after breaking heart, nothing remains there as water can't be stored in a broken pot. Thanks for your comment on my poem 'Depression'. bl

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 8:15:00 PM
    This is so beautiful and it flows like natures lovely water in a creek. Love, Hugs, Vie

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 7:56:00 PM
    the last verse is so profound elizabeth and the entire piece so full of emotional overtones luv.. the way u express thoughts is very unique.. and I was not aware of my "Lunar Laments" having that special quality of the lettering..thankxx for pointing it out.. I am in the ozone layer of life while writing a new piece luv..

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 7:07:00 PM
    An interesting write Elizabeth on a most fickle subject..

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:23:00 PM
    Love thiis 1 Liz! A sad tale of love that could easily be of a love that has left for another love or ones own destiny that has crossed another path. Your poetry speaks volumes and you are so brilliant with your rhyme and form. I've been away my dear friend and I am so pleased to be back in view of your poetic talents!

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:19:00 PM
    I notice that you have written several as if you are male speaking of a female..Is that hard to do?..Enjoyed reading your work this eve..Thanks so much for gracing my work with your presence..Sara

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 6:16:00 PM
    betrayal is common these days in love. this poem reminds me of someone i once knew long ago. So nice to read a poem of substance. You still have the magic in your poetry Elizabeth. stevenx

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 4:56:00 PM
    :*( Madness,Sadness&Forever )*: So sad.... I was a bit confused by the maid though??? I'll be back to read it again......... :-)