Terza Rima Sonnet and Challenge – Struggle

APTOPIX Bodega Bay Sunset

Last of summer’s haze bathes the streets in light

Scintillating gold upon the worn stone

It’s only me under the stars tonight


I traverse these shadowy roads alone

Alas the sun rests on the ebbing tide

Illuminating what my heart has known

Moments when my whole self simply cried

When days stretched interminably away

I wondered would it matter if I died.


But serving and protecting is my way

Through clouds of inexplicable fear

I struggle, battle to survive the day


Belief my destiny will be made clear

Out of love for those I hold most dear

This poem is a collaboration with Anjaย  at Oh Pithy Me.


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18 Responses to Terza Rima Sonnet and Challenge – Struggle

  1. deanabo says:

    This is a very good collaboration. You both work well together.

  2. Anja says:

    ha YAY its posted…..and ya could have linked me. lol Will reblog NOW

  3. Anja says:

    Reblogged this on Oh Pithy Me and commented:
    This is a collaboration between myself and Michael. Yes shocking for the girl who HATES rules…..
    He was working on a terza rima sonnet, so I threw out some lines and somehow we got here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy……

  4. Very beautiful, a seamless collaboration where the voices truly sing the same song! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Brilliant collaboration love it!

  6. well you two certainly have done well together – very enjoyable read guys – thanks.

  7. RoSy says:

    A nice duet. It flowed beautifully as if done by one.

  8. Gabriella says:

    What a good poem Michael! Great collaboration.

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