Fates Forbidden Proposal

        I would like to introduce you all to my new friend and DUET partner yikici from

          “A Poet’s Journey.” After reading some of her work, and previous collaborations 

   I knew I had to write with her. I consider myself fortunate to have had the

   opportunity to write this piece with her and considered it a privilege and

      an honor to collaborate and learn from someone as gifted with the written

word as she. Please drop by her blog and see her amazing talent for

yourselves at www.scribblingink.wordpress.com


Upon a lonely hill he stood,

Crumbled, forlorn;

An acorn resting in his palm,

Sweltering in the storm.

Young man in throes of despair

Trembling, grieving;

This shaking hand lets acorn drop,

Immortality’s symbol so deceiving.

A new life, a new hope

…was all he was seeking

…dreaming, weeping;

Upon this lonely hill, he’s left seething.


Crushed by fates brazen cruelty,

Consumed by the power of her absence

Anger, misery;

Their hilltop…..begged for her presence.


In life, she was a natural beauty;

A gentle soul who loved him dearly,

Healed his heart,

Completed his soul,

He owed her his life, that he knows.

She was his angelic saviour,

For surely she saved him from himself;

She was his life’s purpose,

Unendingly it seemed

Unjustly ripped from his existence.

Trembling, he falls to one knee,

How he failed her when she needed;

His bended knee gives no reprieve

Too late to save, to protect;

On bended knee, so painfully different,

Than he ever could have envisioned.


14 responses to “Fates Forbidden Proposal

  1. It’s been a real pleasure John, truly it has; thank you for asking me, to collaborate with you, and to get to know you as a friend, the honour is mine. 🙂

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  3. I don’t know if I could ever write poetry with someone else. Perhaps it is a lack of courage. Regardless, this was a very lovely piece. Well done.

    Love the art, too. Reminds me of a guy named Yehouda Chaki a little bit.

    • Thank you Navigator. I appreciate the kind comment. While I cannot take credit for the artwork, I can say that I was hesitant at first to collaborate on poetry, but once I did I found it extremely fun, and challenging to adapt to different yet complimentary styles. A great way to think outside the box, and try different approaches. I love to learn and draw inspiration from all the wonderful talent here in the blogosphere. Thank you again for the comment and follow. I hope you enjoy all you find on my site.
      Keep Inspiring

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