Monday, August 10, 2015

The Damp Cloak--By Sara Kendrick--United States

The Damp Cloak

Silvery fog blankets the trees
     Slowly creeps across the vale
Wraps a cloak upon my bare arms
     Damp dreary thoughts prevail

The bright cheery sun is covered
     Revealed a gray wolf's eye
Pale and hungry waiting for prey
     Releasing tears and sighs

White circle icy cold pierces clouds
     In the sky, hope appears
No permanence in fog's presence
     Even though sun disappeared

Like life's changing circumstances
     Is the early morn's sky
In seconds from fog to gold light
     From fear to God's love fly

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. Love the imagery and the final message, Sara! Take care. // paul

  2. Well written, it is a beautiful hymn to the dawn that daily strengthens and warms all of us in our life.

  3. Wow! great poem. Full of beautiful imagery that has left my mind in appreciation of your art.

    Andrew Ntcnindi Jere - Malawi

  4. Very nice imagery, Sara. Nicely written and composed. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. This is a spectacular write my friend. I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning. You have written an enlightening and fulfilling piece! What a grandiose poem, great work,


  6. Beautiful inspiration Sara. Enjoyed reading your poem! Good wishes, Chris~

  7. love this powerful write - lovely last line