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Written in a Graveyard

O God, I fear no peace, no life's atone - alas, only condemnation disguised; this misfortune is mine and mine alone and to that end I have philosophised. To the wider picture of death and woe and to the fates writ in the stars above; to life's grim audit of ache and sorrow and not know what it means to live and love. Yet I know only the end usurps all but expunges not the considered heart; there are no happy endings - just a pall of residual sadness for my part. Your life, it was taken before your time and I sadly it seems have outlived mine. July 1989

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Date: 6/10/2020 7:33:00 PM
That is the grave question of the ages: why do some die early and others keep on living. No answer to that one, I'm afraid. Good write, back from the old sonnet days, I see. Congrats in Brian's contest, Keith.
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Date: 3/30/2020 9:32:00 PM
Congratulations on this beautifully written soulful poem. Stay safe. JC Hawkens
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JC Hawkens
Date: 4/1/2020 5:31:00 AM
Texas Oil man! sshh next we'll hear Who shot JC.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/30/2020 9:48:00 PM
JC Hawkens sounds cool - like a country & western singer or a Texas oil man. Cheers.
Date: 5/11/2018 9:53:00 AM
Congratulations for a well deserved 1st place win. It is time we borrow and it means to live and love! well done sonnet.. Hugs Eve
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/12/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks Eve. This one means a lot to me.
Date: 5/11/2018 7:57:00 AM
Literate, emotive and gorgeously written. Congrats, Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/11/2018 8:22:00 AM
Cheers mate. Proud to share the podium with you!
Date: 5/11/2018 5:15:00 AM
Gorgeous gripping potent ink. Wow & congratulations :) xomo!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/11/2018 8:17:00 AM
Gorgeous gripping potent..wow, is that me or the poem lol! Thanks Maureen.
Date: 5/10/2018 10:22:00 PM
Beautiful, Keith. Congrats on your gold medal win.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/11/2018 8:19:00 AM
Sometimes beauty and ugly are a fine line, Line! Which are you? Don't answer that! I thank you sir.
Date: 5/10/2018 9:00:00 PM
I have not hosted a contest in a while, poems like this remind me of what I have been missing. Congrats Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/11/2018 8:21:00 AM
So that's what it feels like to win! I always wondered. God bless.
Date: 7/29/2014 7:06:00 PM
Fav'ing this brilliant write.. All of great but this stanza is solid gold!!! "Live and let be - for the end usurps all But expunges not the considered heart: There is no wider picture - just a pall Of residual sadness for my part." Absolutely brilliant my friend!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 7/29/2014 8:09:00 PM
Pleased you liked it Robert. Take care!
Date: 5/28/2014 3:36:00 AM
Your finishing line give this sonnet such a different meaning all the way..and that's what I like about your sonnet. Dutch Greetings Elly
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/28/2014 8:50:00 AM
Thanks. Some people face death and die with a lot more honour, courage, strength, hope, and love than most of us ever do among the living!