Alone in a Lost World by Cheryl Batavia #SonnetSunday

Bright rainbow hues have faded now away;
I waken in a world of cheerless grey.
Accursed, I walk beside a stinking sea
where once the dolphins came to swim with me.
From heights, I view the valley that was home,
a city veiled in haze, a silent tomb.
At night, bereft beneath a blackened sky,
I seek in vain the twinkling stars on high.
No plea restores the music of the night;
the crickets sing no more. I curse my plight
and long for kindred souls to share my days.
I pray to rise on wings and fly away.
Beloved spirits smile and beckon me
to Heaven in the world that used to be.

Copyright Β© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia

Image by ELG21 from Pixabay

A timely entry for Halloween Sonnet Sunday

Cheryl, the Gulf Coast Poet has written what to me is a truly chilling and very sad poem of this Anthropocene Halloween. I would like to thank her for turning our attention to the plight of the planet at this troubled time. Let’s do all we can to save this heaven on earth before it is too late!

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      1. You’re so welcome Cheryl! It’s a pleasure! I miss some of our ok’d friends like Murali but glad we have stayed connected!!πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ™

  1. Ingrid, thank you so much for sponsoring this wonderful Halloween Sonnet Festival. <3 I have enjoyed reading every sonnet posted, and I feel very fortunate to be included.I know it was a lot of work for you, but it made my Halloween, and I am sure some other people feel as I do!

    I am very grateful for your help in learning to write a sonnet, something I had struggled with previously. πŸ™‚

    1. If I helped at all, I’m very glad, Cheryl. I only shared some examples, but that’s probably the best way to learn! ❀️

  2. My sort of Halloween poem Cheryl,… as we continue to see our planet further deterioate in front of our eyes, and we all need cry out loudly about the plight of our world …

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