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True Love Waits

My wants imbue myself so soft and pure,   
stirring weakened heart to turn your way.
You kissed my supple lips to lastly lure,
unknowing time duration left to stay. 

Pain inside envelops fragile body, 
within my frailty; learn of empty soul.
Confusion wraps me tight; too weak to free,
to want my life to once again be whole.
To learn at last your fading - passing quest, 
before your time on earth is fully spent.
Grieve not; you fully gave your very best,
I loved you knowing I have loved a gent. 

Demise reclaims resolve but leaves esteem,
evoking real approach not just the dream.


Regrets to knowing love depart me now,
my youth not ripened but has just begun.
To find again the past; existing won’t allow,
but I surmise that I sincerely won. 

Forgiveness not a question dealing thought,
can’t undo what your endless strife has stole.
Bequeathing loving friendship taught,
you pierced my heart and I resigned control. 

Support me for unknowing long-ago, 
I did not see your feelings from the start.
I feel contrite; inside my feelings flow.
not seeing what was in your dying heart.

Your love removed my earthly aches at last,
and left my spirit evermore aghast.

Copyright © 2016  By Caryl S. Muzzey

Second Place Winner ~ "True Love Waits" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Phillip Garcia’s 
Nov. 17, 2016 

Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 1/21/2017 9:22:00 PM

    so happy for you that this got a win.WAY to GO, Caryl!!!
  1. Date: 1/20/2017 7:31:00 PM

    Congratulations on the contest - so beautifully writen :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2017 11:54:00 PM

    Coming back with congratulations for you :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2017 8:13:00 PM

    This is such a lovely and deeply written poem. I could feel your emotions misting off the page. Congratulations on your placement and for sharing this wonderful heartfelt work
  1. Date: 10/25/2016 3:39:00 AM

    I love the content, your powerful and imaginative description. It lives for me.
  1. Date: 10/7/2016 8:07:00 PM

    Lines 2,5,6, first stanza need tweaked if you want your sonnets in iambic pentameter. Lines 3,6,9, second stanza ditto. Your final couplets on both stanzas are perfect. Most of your lines are spot on. C'mon, you can do it! This is too good to let go!
  1. Date: 10/4/2016 5:22:00 PM

    Awesome sonnets. With a bit more effort you could do it in iambic pentameter and take it up a notch
  1. Date: 10/3/2016 6:08:00 PM

    Powerful, sad, and redemptive. Good luck in the contest, Caryl.