The Specter Of Sorrow
Author: Will Berry


The specter came late,
Unto me,
I could not see,
Neither man nor woman,
Only what a specter should be,
A presence, a resonance,
This undefined image of dark,
Saying unto me,
"Cast out your past,
Only the worst,
Seems to last,
Replace such waste,
Scrape these walls,
That haunts thy halls,
Examine carefully,
Consider other, newer, selections,
Be wise in your commencement,
For what you will now subscribe,
Will bequeath unknown reflections."

Will it come again,
This Specter of Sorrow?
I cannot,
I dare not,
The gift of tomorrow.


Comments on this poem/writing:

MartinV ( -- Sunday, August 3 2003, 08:28 pm

Will, you lifted some soulful rocks here, now, what did I find

Specter, definition from Websters:
1.A visable disembodied sprit: Ghost 2. Something that haunts or perturbs the mind:

Will Berry, I had to look at the above definition, to make sure, or assume, what you had in mind with these words, a warning to mankind.

Sorrow that life brings to us, is often what we serve as a gift, something that we wanted, went after and gave to our selves and now, our soul replies.

Once this pretty package, our gift to our soul, is unwrapped, what horrors, we be-hold. I take your poem as a message, to not seek what your soul, does not want to see. If, ever, we are blessed with a choice, to take only the happiness of life and not the sorrow, I'll make my decisions based upon today, and not go back to yesterday, yesterday's sorrow.

Just my thought and I love this poem/warning.

Very astute work, Will Berry.

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