Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A man goes to a psychiatrist. The doctor says, 'You're crazy' The man says, 'I want a second opinion!' 'Okay, you're ugly too!'"Quote Right

by Henny Youngman

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

How Great the Cost

elizabeth wesley Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled How Great the Cost which was written by poet elizabeth wesley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by elizabeth wesley

Best Elizabeth Wesley Poems

+ Fav Poet

How Great the Cost

A lonely person hides to cry
An ancient person wants to die;
Within the shadows of the mind
A thought unused is left behind.

We walk the path that goes nowhere
Where silence is the friend we share;
Where friendship lives in solitude
And loneliness is thought imbued.

A single candle shares its light
With stars that pierce the shades of night;
We wait alone till we are gone
While fleeting years still hurry on.

We keep the rhythm, read the rhyme
We lose the step and pass the time;
We move with fate to reach the end
And still we never comprehend.

We lost the dream, we lost the light
We spend our years tossed in fright;
Till wisdom found how great the cost
With nothing gained when all was lost





Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
Next>|Last
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 9:47:00 AM

    If keep saying a poet after my own heart .

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 8:52:00 AM

    PERFECT

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 9:49:00 PM

    Simply a classic. Love John

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 8:29:00 PM

    I really enjoyed your poem, excellent rythm, beautiful imagery.

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:47:00 PM

    This composition motivates me to cultivate wisdom with urgent alacrity - in the sadness and solitude there remains the hope,that fertile light that leads - beautiful contrasts in concepts - J.A.B.

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

    Very deep... I'll be rereading later! Terry

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 7:02:00 AM

    I want to thank you so much for your kind words on my writings Elizabeth. I am so far behind on everything including my life away from PoetrySoup. So will you please forgive me if I am not right on top of my comments and thank you's. I am trying. It is a pleasure to read your poetry today as I leave you this thank you. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:29:00 PM

    Hi Elizabeth...This poem moves me deeply..re-reading it again and again...It says sooo much. Life is precious and short and we all need to share our light! Thanks for stopping by my latest this week...u are so supportive...Hey, isn't it great to see Jon Aaron on here again...He's been away for a while..Hope this note finds u doing well also! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 9:21:00 AM

    so captivating,,,so delightful,,,so very well written,,,you always trill and are amazing,,,lizzie........

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 10:12:00 AM

    Very very enchanting rhyme with a touching message..:) Jag

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 6:23:00 PM

    Well sustained 8888 meter and couplet rhyming... melancholy and deeply moving. In the final analysis we are all alone... Keith

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:16:00 PM

    Having the same issues as you described with posting this evening, Lizzie...bizarre...let's blame it on more of those solar flares! :) How many times have a squandered God's gift of time to do something useful/meaningful with my life! Hit home hard! Great theme to share with now over 300 poets! Wow!

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:15:00 PM

    Having the same issues as you described with posting this evening, Lizzie...bizarre...let's blame it on more of those solar flares! :) How many times have a squandered God's gift of time to do something useful/meaningful with my life! Hit home hard! Great theme to share with now over 300 poets! Wow!

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 3:30:00 PM

    In total agreement with Nathan on this one, Elizabeth. All the way through. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 10:50:00 AM

    strong, and beautiful

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:00:00 PM

    What a flow! Amazing rhyme, Elizabeth! The first stanza is so intense. Very well written. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 5:01:00 AM

    This is so beautifully rich, Elizabeth! When one verse seems to crest, the next follows through, equally as compelling.:) This is mind boggling. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 4:58:00 PM

    This poem is too good. Love your thoughts here. (: Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 10:56:00 AM

    lizzie dear.. another soulful read , a spiritual plea that stirs the heart... beautifully, skillfully crafted…you shine for me..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:52:00 AM

    Liz, this hits home like a bolt of lighning! Nice write and thanks for your comments earlier. I'm traveling home this week - quite busy but will stop back in (here) after I'm stateside. Once again - LOVELY poem that speaks to the heart of time passing...I so envy your talent. God bless, Terry

Next>|Last