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Sonnet 29

Why should I have to walk the aisles of dark,
Amongst the lifeless path of breathless air?
While horns of hell and harps of heaven hark,
My footsteps which has found no gate for prayer.

Must mornings be midnights malevolent mask,
Dire and dim and dry of desert days?
Breathless without a ray of light to bask,
Upon my restless soul and morbid maze...

I wander without wonder, weak with woe,
Watching the world with eyes blind men have worn,
Reaching for gifts God's glare granted to grow,
Inside of Death, whose flowers loom and mourn.

Longing to live... lifeless and lost I lie,
Descending into darkness dreams that die

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  1. Date: 1/27/2012 6:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning entry. Good job. Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:51:00 AM
    pressed for time but read your superb piece, johnny .. a generic message of delightful cheers for your top win!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:14:00 PM
    Congrats. Johnny on your super win, hugs,vie

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Very reflective this one is, Johnny. Gosh, long time no see. What have you been up to. Congrats on your great win. I'm glad to be seeing you on this winner's list. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Well written Johnny. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in Brian's "UPTO Fourteen" contest Johnny. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 2:38:00 PM
    I now understand.

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 8:59:00 AM
    A master craftsman you are with words Johnny, that 3rd stanze with all the "w's" is just amazing. I get such a charge when I read a poem so perfectly fashioned - hope 2012 keeps you and your pen fit! :) Luv, LIzzy

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 6:02:00 AM
    A great sonnet. I also like the alliteration that you penned in this poem. a well done sonnet and an interesting read. Jancarl