I just thought I’d share a quick anecdote about how we came to call our poetic posts a Poetry Break. My wife is a very smart but shy woman. And, she’ll kill me, but she’s a far better writer than I’ll ever be. She has a couple of published posts here, just search them out. When we were dating, despite her shy demeanor, she would often send me emails or texts with poems in them. When she did, she would title them – Poetry Break! It made poetry feel like it’s supposed to feel, like a beautiful distraction from the hustle and bustle 0f this crazy world. A peaceful interlude from concrete and capitalism. And now you know. 🙂
By Mark Cayou
A green eyed babe, too precious for this world,
Born unto Heaven, needed by the Lord.
Let trumpets resound, banners be unfurled!
Moments with her mama, loved and adored.
Mortal man dictates not how, when, or why
A cherub is spared inhumanity.
A family will mourn; mother will cry-
Angel be free from a world not for thee.
Heaven awaits your heart; mother be brave.
Your destiny is to not suffer pain
Of this cruel world from which you were saved.
All the stars of the night shine in your name.
Play amongst the Angels, my tiny dove;
You will be safe therein, for you are love.
Mark Cayou is a new and unique voice in the literary world. As a retired high school English teacher, Mark knows his way around everything from essays to Shakespearean sonnets. Although remaining active in education at a local middle school, Mark now has the time to pursue his more creative passions. Mr. Cayou’s work can be found on prose.com under the pen name Dark. Mark lives in the high country of Colorado with his wife Rebecca and their English Bulldog, Peanut.
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