Sonnet 001A Poem by Effie Ray
Based on the work of Shakespeare - I wish I was as good as him.
I know you like a blackbird knows the sky,
I’ve felt your harshest wind and calmest breeze.
Your gentle touch could halt an infant’s cry,
Your might could bring a nation to its knees.
There is no light or fire that shines as bright
As your smile, from which the sun arises
No sky, even at the blackest of nights
Can match your eyes from which darkness rises.
Your touch, so soft, never fails to woo me
With you I am alive, with you I’m free
Gaze so harsh I swear you look right through me
You own my heart, my soul, all parts of me
You brought me up, and you shall bring me down
With you I am afloat, with you I drown.
© 2012 Effie Ray