Category Archives: Varietal

Beloved, ~ A Petrarchan Sonnet

A poem from the perspective of a character in my novel Varietal


Beloved, inquired for my lust to live

If he comprehend not, have he desire?

I fancy morning dew, du jour attire

Freshly brewed tea, memories to relive

I love these, but theirs is quite allusive

Beloved, same? Love life since it expire

He is overdo to see the hell fire

 

In my brief time, let me teach him to love

Start with simplicity, then live wholly

For love is in the chase, not the binding

Love of life due to celebration of

Dance. Dance with me, Beloved, joyfully

Be unlike morning dew. No love should sting

 

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Quiet Girl

This is a song that I wrote for my novel, Varietal. Enjoy! 🙂


Sitting on the side of the road

A little girl with her brow farrowed

Clothes a ragged mess

Cuts and slashes her cheeks and dress

Her body shakes, tears stains

There is brokenness pumpin’ through her veins

 

Quiet girl, quiet girl

No one wants to see you cry

Hush little darling, hush little darling

Don’t you whimper now

 

Leaving the words and yelling behind

She decides not to wait for the stars to align

Prince Charmings don’t come to this part of town

She’s going to have to stitch her own gown

Found out fairy tales aren’t real

So she went to the devil and made a deal

 

Quiet girl, quiet girl

No one wants to see you cry

Hush little darling, hush little darling

Don’t you whimper now

 

She’s made something of all those tears

It took many many years

Gave away some things she shan’t

But got what she wanted, that helps can’t?

But those words still haunt her

She feels them though the gold and myrrh

 

Quiet girl, quiet girl

No one wants to see you cry

Hush little darling, hush little darling

Don’t you whimper now

 

She’s still that same little girl

But now she’s got some pearls

But nothin’s good enough to dry her eyes

Quiet girl, quiet girl

No one wants to see you cry

Hush little darling, hush little darling

Don’t you whimper now

Don’t you whimper now

 

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