Winter Ruins

Written by: M. Hussain Effendi

Bask in fervor lasted indeed
Lingered enough to corrupt the seed
Selfish, greedy, paid no heed
Piqued and wounded took new lead

Tender caress abandoned gifted
Of flowing afflictions, life sifted
Earth defiant, all essence lifted
Bloom to plunder, cycle drifted

Looming shadows withered 
progresses
Life abandoned asunder tresses
Came the worst of nature's dresses
My bearings wander unworthy 
recesses

The warmth of you when left 
embrace
The light of you when shifted place
Adieu, with you, all glow, all trace
The leafless tree now bears no grace

Hope of return, I thrive upon
Keeps me moving, though you are 
gone
Winter Ruins, my jewels in pawn
I seek salvation at a distant dawn

(I was inspired to write in this style 
by the numerous sensational works 
of my dear friend, Elizabeth Wesley 
- I know mine doesn't even come 
close)