Song of my waking

I sing the song of sympathy

I believe each word that speaks of me

Of humble, common, love of man

Seeing that which I want I am

I weave a web of desires love

And speak of angels from above

Descending on us graciously

With adornments shown thine to thee

Base and vile I crown with scorn

From high atop my throne of stones

Thrown forever, a shrinking chair

The height descends as death draws near

I know and don’t the things I do 

I breathe and center and return to view

The world beneath my faltering perch

That seeks to prove my waining worth

I try to hide my fear of death

Neath any plunder I have yet to heft

Searching seeking a curt desire

To waft above the muck that mires

A soul determined that life has meaning

If only I were worth entreating

The pattern I wish to never see 

Descends from heavens over me

While I was caught afraid and naked

High atop a hill not long my taking

Selling the gospels I once believed in

Aware at last I won’t be waking

Author: joejmedler

Joe Medler lives in New Jersey with his wife, who is universally understood to be far too good for him, and his two young sons, who are far too smart for him. His work has been featured on MamaLode, The Original Bunker Punks and Sammiches and Psych Meds. You can find more of his work at https://developingdad.com/ and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/developingdad

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