Sentenced by The Muse

Sentenced by The Muse,
to string sentences,
with complex syntaxes,
touching punctuations,
and elegant flourishes,
that give meaning to the poem.
as with the muse,
I lay  together,
words on starched sheets,
translating moments,
and muddled memories
into  strings of causal compression,
then, having perceived the silken feelings,
and, after wheeling words twixt jumbled sheets,
I  lie spent, in an explicit embrace with the muse,
promising to make it better in the future.

In the Ides of my life,
a novitiate of verse,
I sought the muse,
she found me in the study hall,
in a vacant moment between math equations,
she came as a line, a string of words,
she teased my thoughts,
like an accordion card,
into picturesque  verses,
and made them into a seamless poem.
now she visits at all hours,
my special friend, prompting thoughts,
from her I learnt empathy,
she made me walk in the shoes,
of all the walks of life,
I am eternally grateful for her.
and, someday hope to meet her,
to spend time with her and wisdom,
her sister, who she brings when she visits,
me on occasion in my dark hours.


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Gye Nyame Meaning: "Except God" Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana
Gye Nyame Meaning: “Except God” Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana



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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.