Brokenness (Acrostic)

Blame, cursed blame eats at the soul

Recusing the heart from feeling…loving

Oblivions incessant darkness shadows every breath

Knocking on every door selling its wretched wares

Even goodness recognized is stymied by the gauntlet

Nothing is permitted passage for fear of pain

No one is let beyond the citadel’s ramparts

Entry can not be bought as the heart’s gate is closed

Strangled by pity and destined for loneliness

Sadness ravages because we cannot let go

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Buds

 

Buds

Sparrows

Defy cold

Fickle winter

Sensing springs approach

Something man never could

Having lost touch with nature

Too absorbed with things of this world

He is merely along for the ride

Technology and ignorance stunt him

Now he must live as a passenger

Trusting meteorology

A most imperfect science

To decipher nature

While birds and buds thrive

In harmony

with instincts

That man

Lost

 

~~ Dominic DiFrancesco ~~

 

Speak To Me (Sonnet)

Speak to me, whisper the tenderest of words

My ears and heart art open to thy love

There is nothing more that needest be heard

This I do vow before God up above

 

My love, dearest love, thou art more precious than gold

Thy love and life cherished above my own

This I do promise from thy youth to age old

I’ll strive my whole life to have shown

 

In the stars it was written before time began

Two souls were destined to be one

Our walk through eternity wouldst be hand-in-hand

From dawn until life’s setting sun

 

I promise to thee my undying love, with God as my witness on high

Sweet and as pure as the snow white dove, committed to thee ‘til I die

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~