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Author Name: PremiumPoetrydad1 7 Comments
Date Added: August 26, 2007 08:08:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Depression Add To Favorites | Text Only
The Abyss -Villanelle-



Across the span of a great abyss,

My love pleads, in such turmoil;

The path is thin, I dare not miss.


The place is shrouded in a mist,

I feel, more than hear, her sighs:

Across the span of a great abyss


At this bleak place, I shake my fist;

I'll onward go to my love's side.

The path is thin I dare not miss


I'm human, to forget I'd be remiss.

To care for her heart; Guard mine;

Across the span of a great abyss


The goal is near, all fear's dismissed,

My love's in view; with her I'll side.

The path is thin I dare not miss


When times of trial, in life, reside

Don't run away, do not hide

Across the span o'er a great abyss,

The path is thin, you dare not miss.
Bruce A. Peaslee
August, 2007
Author's Notes:
This has been a trying summer,  Barb has been in the hospital (twice) and life has been trying.
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Comment By: FreeElla on July 19, 2009 06:11:00 PM Report
oh, the last part is indeed powerful...        in life, reside  Don’t run away, do not hide

that´s how it goes....

Comment By: FreeBrianna Peaslee on February 6, 2009 11:24:51 PM Report
I don't think I saw this one before.  It is really beautiful.  Thanks for sharing it.

Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on May 28, 2008 12:22:06 PM Report
Bruce, I am sorry to hear Barb had been in the hospital - I hope all is better now. This poem is full of love, sadness and a deep devotion. Superb read and write as always.

Hugs to you and yours,
Kimber, The Gypsy

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on October 2, 2007 11:15:05 AM Report
life goes like long as you have each other it's half the battle I am sure

Ali x

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on October 1, 2007 12:17:06 PM Report
So sad to read. You have expressed those deep overwhelming emotions well. I hope all is well for both of you soon.

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on September 23, 2007 06:20:43 PM Report
Sometimes the best poetry spins off the most trying situations. I really like this. Just came back to take it as a fav. ML
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on August 26, 2007 11:09:50 PM Report
This is very good work, Bruce. I like it. Well done. ML


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