A Gargoyle's Tears
by Patricia A Boudreau
Sunday, October 27, 2002
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The tears of an ancient gargoyle,
perched on a ruin's wall,
frozen there by nature's hand,
condemned to never fall.
The gnarled and eerie features
of it's stony, staring face,
though worn by time, still give us pause
in this cold and lonely place.
What ancient craftsman fashioned this,
what nightmare caused his mind,
to give this creature angel's wings,
then sculpt it's face unkind ?
What spiteful muse did whisper
and guide the maker's hand
to loathesome brow, to leering grin
and evil crouching stand ?
Eyes that only seem to glare
in anger at the fate,
that gave it only ugliness,
then made it sit, and wait.
In cold eternal silence,
it's tears the only trace,
of a soul forever hiding,
the truth, behind the face.
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|Reviewed by T Tramel (Reader)
|I love this poem. I like gargoyles, and your poem captures them beautifully. Is it possible to post it on my blog? With your name on it of course. If not, I understand. Thank you.|
|Reviewed by Roger Ochs
|My friend, Katy sent me to this poem. Now, I owe her a big kiss for turning me on to excellance.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Andrews
|Powerful and touching! You are one good poet!Jerry|
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|..."that gave it only ugliness... then made it sit, and wait"... my sigh was audible here.. though my senses were fully involved throughout, mostly my "sense" of awe.. You have written beautifully this pain.. you never fail to move me, Trish. katy. xox|
|Reviewed by John Hutchinson
|Only you could capture something so homely, so beautifully...|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Reviewed by Lawrance Lux
|What fate awaited the sculptor. lgl|
|Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
|Good imagery and expression--touching ending...|