I Wrote a Sonnet

And when the wars do finally desist,
I might see myself alive in your eyes;
‘Twixt stones of blood and sly, coveting mist;
Crutchless, you and I together will rise.
In resurrection’s perfect power then,
Do I lay all soul’s hope in joyous debt,
With she and he and our Beloved Friend.
And tears will wash my cheeks unlet.
Lost, then found, in truth’s merciful embrace;
To all things mighty and good I aspire;
Through water, clean and pure, I’ll see your face,
And of golden sun’s birth will never tire.
In perfect dreams of Heaven unadorned
by foibles, guile of men; I am reborn.

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I’m not much of a poet, but this one turned out all right. What do you think? Is it full of burdensome imagery?

Much of my poetry is the kind that should be kept in a tear-stained, anger-furrowed notebook in a drawer and never seen by other human eyes. Do you have any that’s worth sharing?

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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