Category Archives: Melancholoy Sonnets

The Bureaucrat

Her office is tiny, just as her heart
This location of her seat of power
The decor is cold, not tidy, not smart
Where supplicants endure for the hour
Pompous assistants at work in their tasks
Angry at anyone stuck in the way
Lacking desire to show grace when asked
This pretension is nothing new today
Yet beneath this facade lies one unloved
Incompetence craves fearful devotion
Insecure in a job never dreamed of
Bitterness builds like waves in the ocean

So behind this fearful mask of the queen
Is a lonely heart longing to be seen


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The Shepherd

He’s frustrated, this man in his office
Yet still hopeful or he’d best move on out
This depression: something the flock has missed
Will never give them a hint of his doubt
Those years he spent to be educated
Lend almost nothing to the task he now works
Discourse has always been underrated
Trod upon mostly by people who lurk
In committees keeping humble and poor
He struggles to see some good in his life
Always waiting, waiting, waiting some more
He prays to the One whose burden is light

For listening to the one he calls LORD
Means serving this One and never the hoard

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The Bride

Bridal dreams from lingering sunset youth
Die with hopes of love songs by candlelight
Lay waste in storms of traditions uncouth
No weeping mother or brave shining knight
Tall and handsome replaced by nothing much
Brilliant gowns turn to faded torn jeans
The ceremony is reduced as such
At least there is a paper to be seen
Fairy tale wishes unfit for the poor
As are the plans of a hopeful young maid
Rather life becomes but a wretched chore
Long after the day a judgment is made

But hopes and dreams, they are absurd
Joy and happiness are just foolish words

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