Alone in a Lost World
Bright rainbow hues have faded now away;
I waken in a world of cheerless grey.
Accursed, I walk beside a stinking sea
where once the dolphins came to swim with me.
From heights I view the valley that was home,
a city veiled in haze, a silent tomb.
Bereft at night beneath a blackened sky,
I seek in vain the twinkling stars on high.
No plea restores the music of the night;
the crickets sing no more! I curse my plight
and long for kindred souls to share my days.
I pray to rise on wings and fly away.
Beloved spirits smile and beckon me
to Heaven in the world that used to be.
Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia
Halloween Sonnet Festival
Ingrid’s Halloween Sonnet Festival inspired me to learn to write sonnets. Few things scare me more than the impending doom of global warming, climate change, deforestation, species extinction, and pollution. We need to change our ways NOW if we hope to prevent the ubiquitous doomsday predictions from coming true.
Check out the Halloween Sonnet Festival on Ingrid’s blog, experimentsinfiction.com!