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Death Watches

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Death Watches

A vision through the haze of time and rhyme
a mirrored beauty, Helen sits and waits.
I see her through the window for it's late,
at dawn, I'll bring her death, for she's not mine.
As yet, the key's not turned in lock sublime,
and I will stand and wait as fear dictates.
The Master's carriage leaves at half past eight
then I approach the shrouded outer gate.

Through the door and to Helen's room, I run,
and grasp her tightly to my beating chest.
I tear the cloth from her and she's undone.
Helen prays for her Paris dispossessed, 
as on the satin sheets my stanchion drums
out of fight and breath, she acquiesced.



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  1. Date: 5/5/2012 9:30:00 PM

    wow, you have gotten so good with sonnets, Debs. Nice going!! And congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:53:00 PM

    myth at its best, debbie... round of cheers to you for the win!..:)

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:16:00 AM

    A beautiful poem Debi.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:08:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Debbie! :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:14:00 AM

    congrats on your win Debbie...thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 7:07:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in "Contest 174" Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 5:44:00 PM

    Truly awesome, love the suspense and building to the climax and portrayed as only you can Debbie!!

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 10:09:00 PM

    wow. very neat. loved your read tonight.

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:25:00 PM

    Oh, yeah, sure, go on and show them up! LOL. Oh, this one is a gem, hon, all kidding aside. Stanchion drums? I think I should just boot you out of your own contest so you can submit this... and ya know I don't gush unless gushing is due.... I'm off to bed. Detox is going great! Just what I needed. Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:24:00 AM

    A beautiful poem Debbie i realy enjoyed reading it

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 7:06:00 PM

    This is beautiful. I will have to try one. The new and different can be exciting or challenging or overwhelming. I am old enough now to not get overwhelmed so easily.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 4:53:00 PM

    Riveting haunting and beautiful, enjoyed your verse Debbie, hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 4:27:00 PM

    This is so vivid and stunning Debbie, a beautiful sonnet, I was captivated and thank you, thank you for my placement in your For Love of Lanuage Contest, I am so proud today.