O, speak, the muse, your magic use! Speak on the matters of the heart, reveal my joys and blues...
The Rhyme on Failed Marriage is the longest poem in this poetry book. It is made of 3,655 words and is written in the manner of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It delves into painful moments of my life: physical abuse, mental abuse, adultery, miscarriages, bankruptcies, and divorce. Here is a sample:
“He pushed me up next to the wall,
By neck my body haul
I couldn’t talk or breathe—
He brought me to my knees…”
But my favorite poem is The Cleft of the Rock: retelling of the Song of Solomon with a twist. There are two sonnets that are inspired by Return to Eternity: Adultery and Will Surprise and Arise. Surprise and Arise is motivated by Allan Edgar Poe's Annabel Lee. One of the poems is written in the style of Tennyson's Bugle Song: Dying. It is the retelling of the car incident with a ‘drunk hunk’. Some of the posted is a free verse that captures my emotions. I believe one of the strongest of its kind is In Dust and Ashes. I have posted my poems in chronological order following the Rhyme on Failed Marriage. Hope you enjoy!