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My Muse Once Sleeping Is Awake

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Long nights I stood beneath the sky,
          And strained to hear the heavens cry,
               Then sang the sun with day to break ...
     My muse, once sleeping ... is awake.

I sauntered thru my years, carefree,
          Content to dream what life might be,
               Til death came sneaking like a snake ...
     My muse, once sleeping ... is awake.

My loves were frequent, no remorse,
          I swam up souls to find their source,
               Until love brought my heart to ache ...
     My muse, once sleeping ... is awake.

I chose a pen to scribe my thoughts,
          But could not loose the inner knots,
               Then learned to untie each mistake ...
     My muse, once sleeping ... is awake.





~ 3rd Place ~  in the "Writing Challenge 1, July 2019 - Repeating Refrain" Poetry Contest, Dear Heart, Judge & Sponsor.

(Syllables = eight per line, counted at HowManySyllables.com)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/18/2019 8:45:00 PM
Awesome write. Congrats on your win :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/19/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thank you so much, Debbie! :-) <3
Date: 7/17/2019 6:29:00 PM
I love the first two lines! Congrats on your win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:45:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Jeanne, thanks so much! :o) <3
Date: 7/17/2019 7:50:00 AM
many congrats on your win Greg, I chose the same line prompt:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:45:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Jan, and I thank you for the wonderful words - great minds think alike, ha! Blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/16/2019 8:26:00 PM
Gregory congrats on your win!;)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:44:00 PM
Thanks so much, Brenda! :o) <3
Date: 7/16/2019 7:01:00 PM
this is so wonderful. One of my favorites, Greg. you kind of did a similar theme to mine, except you used the muse line and I used many years ago line! Congrats!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:44:00 PM
Many kind thanks to you, Andrea, I greatly appreciate the comments! So happy you liked it! :o) <3
Date: 7/16/2019 6:10:00 PM
This is wonderfully written, in my opinion one of the better of those i have read! hugs :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:43:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Sandra, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 7/15/2019 12:25:00 PM
This is excellent dear Bard, nothing less is expected and you always deliver!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/17/2019 8:42:00 PM
You're very kind, John, thank you so much! Blessings! :o)