Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Is Not To Suffer--By Allison Grayhurst--Canada

This Is Not To Suffer

the thinning years of a lifespan
roped by bitter nightfall

the volt of mourning that
mourns the range of ambition to success

the blind rodent that frees
itself of self-preservation

the hard days of unknowing that
last beyond the taking of bread

and the meadow that aches of
aloneness, aches to drive a soul inward.

This is not to suffer,

the long giving of love
that receives none in return.

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 675 poems published in journals. She has eleven published books of poetry, seven collections, seven chapbooks; www.allisongrayhurst.com

1 comment:

  1. Allison,
    A beautiful poem. Good job!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox