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God Forbid

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God Forbid

My life is very insular, I move from page to page
never straying far from words which prance upon the written stage.

like a sputtering engine my tongue tangles on a phrase
I rub my eyes, red and raw, I can't remove my aged gaze.

My fingers curl and knuckles gnarl as velum dances right
I read, I write, I think and pause, I can't turn out the light.

Compose, I will, adjust I must, each simile an anchor 
to a life much analyzed, but lived with little rancor.

like the scribes of ancient Rome my fingertips are worn
yet I persist with joyous bliss for I know I must go on. 

My form has bent, bowed and curled to meet the need of the word
God forbid, I went through this lifetime never being heard.


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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:45:00 PM
    God forbid lest i say, words can surely slay, giants and nay players, tonight is your lucky day! thank you for this joyous write

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Congrats on a fun to read winning poem..Donna

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:56:00 PM
    A nice win...Linda

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Boy I understand this write very well words are like food to us writers it's a hunger almost addition. To stop writting is just not an oppition for us. Our bodies may give us but the mind is still actived.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Your form has bent, bowed and curled to write magnificent poetry......keep your muse alive......you have a million more words to share, and we need to hear them all !! :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Dear Light and LOVE, Deborah, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Must be a Couplet Contest going on. this is the 5 one i've read in 2 days and the best Love YOUR Rhyme. The Last Line I've heard YOU and enjoy what I hear Congratulations I just wanted to be the first to say so. I don't follow contest anymore. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:46:00 AM
    awesome

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 2:56:00 PM
    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:59:00 PM
    I like what you say here...last line really hit me

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..I think that you have been heard from time to time..Sara

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 12:51:00 AM
    This must be for a contest. Hope it places. Very hard to write couplets and not have sing song. Is not my fav form but you tackled it well.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:53:00 PM
    wow, from one poet to the rest of us, this really resonates!! Love this one of yours, Debs.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Hey Sis, LOVE this. It's going into my faves. This really speaks to me, as I'm sure it will speak to so many on soup. If Soup gave an option of voting for featured poems, I'd have put a checkmark beside this love-a-ly. I like the whole kit&kaboodle. I came to tell you that I put up a blog for you and Team Serious, a nickname I've given You Poets Valiant, off on your quest for publication. Well... you have me thinking! I'm polishing one up. Check out my blog!

    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan
    Date: 3/13/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I THINK I just sent you a soupie. Dang. I am not sure if I entered the captcha, nothing urgent anyway, if I didn't I send another tomorrow night. xox Dee
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Very nice poem Debbie, well expressed and I am glad you share with us the fruits of your labor, I love it, xxx

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 4:07:00 PM
    very well put! i really really like this one...

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 3:34:00 PM
    WOW, Debbie. Of course you are being heard! I can so relate to the thoughts you have penned here. I've got a stack of papers to correct...essays and such and here I am...striving to be heard! Lovely write. I applaud you.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 3:31:00 PM
    'Like a sputtering engine my tongue tangles on a phrase' I love this line and the last two lines. i know the feelings well. A great couplet Debbie. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 3:29:00 PM
    We are all looking for an audience. Good ending...........................rick

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Wow! I really loved the ending!