Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Voice Of An Angel

So, he described himself as just a bore.
Male angel from Myspace 2His tender smile kept me occupied.
He sang off-key, I smiled all the more -
he may not last, but I'm still on his side.

I'd love to hear him singing just for me -
he'd grow quite bored himself, I'm sad to say.
I'd let him choose whatever melody
he felt it in his heart to send my way.

How could he bore them? I will never know!
I truly hope he is the one who'll rise.
I've seen these stars how fast they come and go -
but none were quite an angel in my eyes.

He may have bored the masses with that song -
Hang in there, love, you picked a boring song.

--Byron D. Howell

Bryon D. Howell is a poet currently residing in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been writing poetry for a great number of years. Recently, work of his has appeared in Unlikely Stories, poeticdiversity, and Censored Poets.


Ace said...

I really enjoyed reading through this poem and at the end suddenly realizing that it was a sonnet. Sorry, that's the poetry grad student in me creeping out. I also just loved the image I got from the poem. Thank you for sharing it.


Anonymous said...

That was an interesting poem! Nice twist at the end.

Peace <3

Joe said...

Ace, sonnets are my favorite type of poetry. I did the same as you. I read it, and then though, "Hmm, it's a sonnet." Sonnets are such a great form of poetry to teach.

Yes, it was, Jay. I loved the twist at the end.

Anonymous said...

I am Bryon D. Howell. Thanks for taking the time to read my poem. To be honest, I didn´t think anybody read my stuff! Sincerely yours, Bryon.

Joe said...

You are most welcome, Byron. I love finding beautiful and unique poetry. I often do searches to find beautiful poems. I am a big lover of poetry. Thank you for writing such wonderful poems. Now you know there are people who read them.