Shadows of Wilderness


The Poets' Garret

The Poets’ Garret

Inside my heart embraced the darkest night
My throat left dry beneath the arid sun
And my body burned by relentless light
Alone I sought the world of sacred dun
I left the world of brick and stone and steel
To walk with the shadows of wilderness
I am no longer willing to acquiesce
To a world that is unable to feel
My integrity is strong and not for sale
I will not yield to the demands they make
I believe in honesty where all is fake
And subservient to gods of retail
I must rise above it, step in the dark
Before I die and lose my inner spark

©JG Farmer 2015

Form: Burns Sonnet – http://thepoetsgarret.com/2014Challenge/form16.html

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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