Hold out
your open palm, and
help me capture old

ever faraway
lights we used to
count among

our calms.

And when you feel lost,
punctuating rehearsed
prayers to God,

remember you’re
a testament,

a gospel of
what’s possible for
churches built on detriment
that’ve not yet found
their rock.

Remember all
art forms began
a sketch,
as outlines
lacking shades,
fine edges obscured.

Keep in mind every
January becomes
a June,

and any story that begins
without glory can conclude with
us as royals.

Know there ain’t a poet
that knows what
what he
was when
he first spoiled the
page, composer of serenades
trump all
sense of time.

Find your something positive
and model it for innocuous ends.

Help me capture
a light, my dear
malcontents of ever afters;
instill it with your
and tragedies,
paradigms and truths,
so a paradoxical masterpiece may
emerge from your

burden of

The allure of your best is
a cure for your worst;

assert yourself over
the absurdity you’ve
purposely held
onto and therein lies

your worth.

18 thoughts on “Capture

  1. Ah, but this moved me to tears. The sheer beauty and meaningfulness is almost too much for the heart to bear! Incredible work! You are fast becoming my favourite read


  2. This is such a great poem! For me, it has all the things in it that a good poem should have. Allusion that doesn’t quite spell out what you are actually saying, word pictures that define and yet let it remain with the reader as to what was defined. I love it and have you on a pedestal now as I look forward to seeing more of your work.


  3. Reblogged this on Book Mouse and commented:
    In honor of National Poetry Month, I wanted to give a shout out to a WordPress blogging poet I came across. His blog is called Retkon Poet.

    Here is one of his poems that I liked the most so far:


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