R.S. Mallari

The Kingdom-Sonnet

Crumbling Castle

Dreamers sprint, towards triumph, subtle
Run through, stiff ascend never restful
Sleep roughly, mindful of what’s ahead
A day, a week and month, will not take heed
Ardent, watchful, always full of scheme
Work is the pastime, desk’s the playground
Seasons passed by, success, like you wanted
Castle was made, solid, can’t be shunted
Sixty years old, alone, weak with your baton
The time, has claimed your youth, with no pardon
King with no Queen, a throne lacking subjects
Devoid of joy, your life full of dejects
Whispers you cast, fractious, thumping abyss
Sunset creeps fast, you’ll pass without such bliss

R.S. Mallari

About R.S. Mallari

Through poetry I am trying to break the barriers of ethnicity, cultures and even beliefs for we humans have the same emotions, the same desires and aspirations. We may differ in colors, in language, and food that we eat yet we are still living under the same sun, swimming and sailing on the same seas and sleeping under the same stars.

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06:53 delete

Interesting piece. For some reason, the 10th and 13th lines jump out at me, largely because they lack the commas that break up the rest of the other lines. It seems to lend those lines more importance, and that may not necessarily be intentional.

08:11 delete

Thanks Gabriel, you really took time to read my pieces. I will definitely incorporate all your suggestions.

17:00 delete

Completely beautiful.

18:49 delete

Thanks Brit, beautiful as you I hope:)


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