2 poems from Stephen Allen : Sanctuary & Second Chance

Sanctuary

The poet rests in his sanctuary
The place of the imagination
Dwelling between emotions
Conceived by aesthetic beauty
Sometime divine and esoteric

That all encompassing longing to
Express, through common language,
That which is so sadly uncommon 
Words that seek to form a bridge 
Between the abstract and inarticulate

(c) Stephen Allen /Stoic Poetry

Second Chance

If I could have another chance, 
I wouldn’t change a single thing.
I’d run like hell and never look back, 
as the world burns to the ground behind me.

And I would swear to change it all, 
but never let them push me to my knees.
I would fight like an animal. 
I wouldn’t do anything differently. 

I wish that part of me believed,
I’m going to come home someday,
but this is my very own escape, 
and is there purpose without meaning?
Was there ever a chance to change anything?

(c) Stephen Allen /Stoic Poetry

  

Bio: Stephen Allen was born and raised in Northern Ireland before relocating to Canada.
I have lived in the US and currently reside in Austria.

I have a novel and a poetry book self published, as well as several short stories. (Amazon KDP)

I also have a blog on WordPress; Through The cracked Window (revisited) 


https://throughthecrackedwindow909748923.wordpress.com/

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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