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Best Poems Written by Sylvia Nissley

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Elegy for Alice

Elegy for Alice
Reverent black stillness
Hushes the dawn
Emptiness waits
In quiet fields
Long shadows of memories
Fall on Alices grave
Birds chorus incantations
Trees reach prayers skyward
Sad reveries veil a daughters mourning

Light lifts the night's black curtain
Regrets fall to the forgiving soil
Flowers open to catch the tears
A procession of friends
Lead the grieving daughter home

Copyright © Sylvia Nissley | Year Posted 2020



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Lost Love

Gone are the days of shared delight.

Loneliness, an insidious illness, invades.

Solitude once cherished,  now a struggle.

Shackled with guilt and grief,

The days move slowly.

Fleeting moments of contentment,

Devoured by memories and pain.


The mind wades in the past,

Wanders through days cluttered with chronic malaise.

Months go by weighted by the struggle to let go.

The spirit hungers for the freedom of belonging,

For the shared dessert in a lover's bed.

Copyright © Sylvia Nissley | Year Posted 2020