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The autumn sky attunes itself to hearts,
a sour grey murky wash where lost eyes tire.
with insubstantial dust it affects so,
that vision blurs and minds retreat to when
those aged weary organs last supped hope;
and still they seek to quaff before it fades.

Mere dregs they hunger as the last joy fades
to quench beyond their volume broken hearts
and rehydrate that desiccated hope,
rejuvenate the goals before lives tire,
that minds may ponder not upon the “When?”
but concentrate on “What next?” and “How so?”

To take uncertain step, and take it so
as not to fear the fall if stair it fades,
would stir adrenalin so’s not to tire
the fragile confidence of tender hearts,
that they might respond quickly, those doves, when
presented opportunity to hope.

This then the grace of God, the wisp that’s hope,
which we in arrogance might dismiss so
upon our slightest whim and if and when:
an employee who on our command fades.
this grace exists beyond the grasp, the hearts:
phenomenon which will not doze nor tire.

See now how eyes do genuinely tire
as surcease emanates from new-found hope,
providing respite for those weary hearts:
hammock of restful sleep delivered so
the love embattled souls may rally when
their combined lumen some dark agent fades.

Thus through harsh winter flare as daylight fades
with fuel of ‘the multiverse’ entire,
the essence of which Lazarus lit when
his sisters had begged balm of Only Hope.
Such embers must be stoked to fierce blaze so
The Darkness may not touch creations’ hearts.

Faith should not tire when allocated hope.
Our God heeds not the ‘when’ of our say-so,
but stokes each heart with love that never fades.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 11/29/2014 11:29:00 PM
Perry, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poet's around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT"
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Perry McDaid
Date: 12/8/2014 4:49:00 AM
Thank you SKAT A
Date: 11/26/2014 9:55:00 AM
Beautiful sestina Perry! Very spiritual in nature. Enjoyed reading it. Have a wonderful evening! A 7 from me! :) love and hugs! xxx D.
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Perry McDaid
Date: 11/26/2014 11:02:00 AM
Thank you again, Dorian. It's a joy to have people take pleasure in my work.
Date: 11/25/2014 1:04:00 PM
Well written and thought out. Welcome to PoetrySoup. Click on an avatar or name to go to anothers poems. Leave a comment and that person will have a permanent link back to your works... Keep writing.
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Perry McDaid
Date: 11/26/2014 12:12:00 AM
Thank you, Carol. It'll take a while for me to get acclimatised.
Date: 11/24/2014 11:52:00 PM
Such a deep, "meaty" poem that I want to re-read to get the grasp of it. I'm still learning about different forms of poetry. You seem to have a masterful grasp of it. Love the repeat of the word "tire" in different phrases and settings within the poem. Thanks for sharing!
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Perry McDaid
Date: 11/26/2014 12:13:00 AM
Thanks. Laura - glad you liked it.
Date: 11/24/2014 6:27:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Perry - I choose your first deep, lovely and very well written poem - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Perry McDaid
Date: 11/26/2014 12:15:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise. I'll follow your advice.