By in Random

Poems of Longing


I listen while Bono sings

"Grace Finds Beauty in Everything"

I want grace, the lightness of being

The love, the quiet joy in heart

The stillness of the soul

The mercy conferred, "there but for the grace..."

Gracious is the giving and forgiving heart

Graceful is the one who moves through the world

Disturbing nothing, leaving a tender air

Of peace, that is



Other Roads

So many places I've never been

Roads continue on

All these houses, filled with people I will never know

An endless supply of humanity

An endless ribbon of road

I circle aimlessly, but with a goal

To see these places I've never seen

To see where the endless road goes

It's getting dark

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bestwriter wrote on September 18, 2015, 12:59 AM

For a moment I thought you dedicated the poem 'Grace' to me as my name is Grace. As usual your poems have a deep meaning.
I too sometimes think what goes on in homes to which we have no access. And those roads that are only roads to us though with a history.

Paulie wrote on September 18, 2015, 2:18 AM

Your poetry is excellent and I liked both pieces. How long have you written poetry?

AliCanary wrote on September 18, 2015, 2:58 AM

LOL, I figured you would like it. I actually wrote it several years ago. I was listening to the song, and it got me thinking about the concept of grace. It is a very nice name.

AliCanary wrote on September 18, 2015, 3:02 AM

Thank you very much! Probably my first serious attempts were in a college creative writing class. My poem "Time" came from that, but most of the poems you see here are a more recent vintage. These first appeared on Bubblews, and many also came from Yahoo. I have written a few originals for this site, as well.

CalmGemini wrote on September 18, 2015, 3:30 AM

Though both the poems are good,I liked ''Other Roads'' better. I too often think about 'All these houses, filled with people I will never know .' I did think of bestwriter while reading 'Grace.'

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CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:35 AM

alicanary I can never be called "Graceful"... I'm definitely not one who moves throughout the world disturbing nothing. emoticon :winking:
I appreciate "Other Roads," as it seems to speak to me.