May My Wish Be Denied

Yes, a mistake of ideal proportions
not one small stumble into an unintended land
may we need to come back and do this again
when unworried by misadventures of attraction
that welcome such wondrous blundertakes

Reminds me of others where the mind comes together
only late to some form of clarity of the unwound
where the mind and what has happened unto now
find each other in some new comprehend
with thoughts not unfamiliar to those who understand

And yet I see these shadows in my night, why so
is beyond my questions to be answered in light
I roam the shadows cast by the sleeping oaks I kiss
that I kiss only that I stay hidden from anything kind
let me seal my weary being in rest
rest borrowed, lent, it appears unending

Knowing, this cannot be, the one found and the one who found me
what becomes of desire when desire hungers to be free
this desire seeks me, has my name on its blade
stay away, stay away, I say, as the sharp edge grins

May I not be slain by love, and may my wish be denied
mistakes may I not unmake, but fate, please be kind
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Submitted by MichaelEugeneCantrall on June 30, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,029
Words 201
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 6, 4, 2

Eugene Michaels

A native of Northern California, the poet Michael Eugene Cantrall is a graduate of Stanford University (M.A. & B.A. in philosophy) and Shasta Community College (A.A. in Journalism). Michael pens poems while watching the deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, black bear, and the occasional mountain lion scamper around the Sierra foothills. more…

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