Daily Archives: June 14, 2014
An Elizabethan Sonnet
This drinking tea to empty out a cup
And doing tasks to cross them off our lists
Directs the eyes to what is coming up,
Although what’s here, and nothing else, exists.
If sewing only to complete a dress
With thoughts of only what will next arrive,
Then shadows and a deathly emptiness
Accompany all moments we’re alive.
Are woven presents filled with ghostly dreams,
And threads of faded “Now” that we’ve amassed
Will hold together Future’s fraying seams.
To always look behind or play the seer
Exchanges “is” for “is not truly here.”
To all the cares in this world,
God Bless you, for all you do,
For the unceasing devotion,
We send these words to you.
Without your dedication,
Without your love and care,
Many people would be lonely,
Not knowing what it is to share.
You have given so many dignity,
Encouragement for all to live,
You are all love and light,
In all that you have to give.
You comfort the sick and lonely,
All those that are in pain,
You put a purpose in to their life,
And a will to live again.
So continue the work you are doing,
Instil the dedication love and hope,
Encourage and assist them,
To enable them all to cope.
Your rewards will be many,
Not money fortune or fame,
But everlasting gratitude and thanks,
From those you nursed through pain.
Malcolm G Bradshaw