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In Silence I Stood

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In Silence I Stood

In silence I stood your unkindness to hear
Barbs that tore deep into my soul,
So heartless and cruel they ne'er brought a tear.

You preach that my love was never sincere
And fall prey to the evil bent lies that you're told.
In silence I stood your unkindness to hear.

So long since love and trust held me near,
Replaced with words that belittle and scold.
So heartless and cruel they ne'er brought a tear.

You call my love and my words insincere.
Here, all alone, I feel helpless and cold.
In silence I stood your unkindness to hear.

I stand and wring my hands and I fear
That the warmth in your heart to the devil's been sold.
So heartless and cruel they ne'er brought a tear.

Of my life I've given the best of my years.
In your eyes I prayed I'd never grow old.
In silence I stood your unkindness to hear,
So heartless and cruel they ne'er brought a tear.


In honor of Isaiah's contest.

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 2:44:00 PM
    This was a winner to? Good grief! No fair....This was so so so sad.....I would love to try this form....:( BTW...Suzanne Crous has a site on FB for poetry...and I mentioned you in a comment there...Too bad you aren't part of the group. It was about your contest...Trying to get help on the form....Thanks for visiting Sonnet XX. Hope it didn't bore you...Any chance you'll read To Sleep Perchance to Dream? Thanks...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    One last thing i forgot...promise...if you look old in her eyes....she better get her eyes checked! ;) Your avatar...though 8 years old....looks GREAT. Move over Sean Connery....BTW...He looks better now than he EVER did in his heyday. I'm not saying you're his age...just saying men look better when they age! :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    FORGOT to say....a 7 here...beyond beautiful.... :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TOO....stupid typo!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:14:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on this wonderful poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 9:04:00 AM
    How do you spell stunning? WOW

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Craig as usual a wonderful write xx

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:44:00 AM
    Exellent write... Well done Craig.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:24:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poem.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:03:00 AM
    I like this... the form well suits the message, there is something EMOTIONAL about repetition... hey, I may respond to this.. I'm helping a friend tonight, but see if I can write a villenelle, a pepper to your salt, so to speak :) Hugs, Cyndi