A Christmas Wish (amended)
An old and very warm fuzzy wuzzy Christmas wish
In the darkest season of his reason
When even justice in art is not justified
Where goes the mind of man?
Where but in fancy, does he anchor his faculty?
Madness begins to unthread the fabric of his soul
And Satan’s angel becomes his doctor:
The cause in one hand, and the cure in the other.
Smile on me angel, a beggar, pimp, and prostitute;
I have left no soul to sell, nothing in my heart,
But pain of being; have you a gift for me?
Offer it, before my conscience has time to betray,
And give reason for my darkest season.
© shywolf 2023
We would make a right pair at Christmas and no mistake! 😉
I can see the season has you going all introspective like me.
Pity wolves don’t hibernate.
Great to see you posting again. A high quality poem full of inner questioning and angst.
Very well executed with a classical feel. Here’s a nom to cheer you.
Wolf sis x
Yes, we make a right pair, luv. Warped in mind, silver in tongue, and most generous in comment. Thank you for the nom and especially for lightening an otherwise dreary season for me.
Wolf bro x
A powerful piece full of anguish and introspection and a cry for help, seeking comfort in a season which is supposed to be one of love and goodwill.
Thank you, Luigi, it is indeed an expression of anguish and introspection, perhaps even a cry for help, but I’m glad this season isn’t as dark for everyone. In fact, I think it is one of love and goodwill for the majority of people, you among them (I hope).
Thank you for your most generous comment, Goth. As for your thoughts on “goes” instead of “goest”, I will give it a try. Again, thank you for your comment and suggestion.
A well deserved Nom Shywolf, love the internal rhymes in this and the consistent theme all be it a dark introspective view that takes the reader on an uneasy journey of how this season can get under our skin, well penned. Keith
Thank you, Keith, your comment is very much appreciated. I hope this season brings more cheer than darkness to you and yours.
Well, I thought this was brilliant! Great to see you posting again, and have a…er…um…interesting Xmas 😉
Thanks, Sweety, it’s good to be posting again. Hope you and yours have a great Xmas, however you prefer it. 🙂