Romance Poetry posted July 2, 2016

This work has reached the exceptional level
a heroic sonnet


by mfowler

In snow, I see a sparrow bound by hunger;
it pecks for specks of hope among the drifts.
I know that when my heart and head were younger,
I missed the simple beauty of your gifts.          
At first, my eyes and thoughts weren't tuned or wise;
you seemed irrelevant among the plumed.
For then, I let my ego rule my thighs,
thus missing you through prejudice assumed.
Like you, the bird is humble in its ways,
confronting life with energy and trust.
Not bowed by fashion's superficial gaze,
it spreads its love unheralded, unfussed.
Today, my sparrow flies to skies beyond.
This bird reminds of what we have in life.
Your gentleness - always my light, my bond;
you are a miracle to me, my wife.
No sparrow falls to ground without Him near.
This visit helps me know that you're still here.

Love Poem Poetry Contest contest entry


Two lines in verse 1 have feminine rhymes, thus increasing syllable count by one in each.
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