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William Allen Apr 2019
Closing the book
wherein I laid
my memories,
I rest the tireless pen
atop the aged leather.

The fire, still roaring,
Looked more alluring.

I nestled by the warmth
of the charred hearth

The flames crept slowly out
to embrace my body
taking me in.

Fuel for the fire
I give myself
to the pyre.
William Allen Apr 2019
The pain, oh how it stings.

Absence of you
Echoes like soles
Speaking in empty halls.

The darkness will never be alit
with your smile.

Our world once spent
Is now in Isolation.

Peace and tranquility
I hope find you
Stay themselves
In your ethereal heart.
This will likely be re-lineated and added to, but for now, this is it.
William Allen Apr 2019
Her love was unmatched
It was violent
Like the tide.

The deepest blue
waters held
all her secrets.

Her touch, warm and welcoming
Always comforting.

Nothing more pleasant
Than hearing my name
Escape her lips.

As quickly as her memory
It fades.

Allowing cold to enter
and keep its
It's been a good long while since I have thrown anything on here, and for good reason. I have been so busy with life events and things have really gotten away from me to the point of me not being able to get on here daily and publish my works. However, that doesn't mean that I've stopped writing. there will be a series of works coming through here. As always, I hope enjoy!
William Allen Jan 2019
My hand traces letters
that will build the scene
for hope.

It was you that installed
my ability for hope.

Learning was an endless
to which I never grew tired
or weary.

Your hands held
the weight of my world
in their palms.

All of the joys in this world
were gifts
from you.

Smiles seen for miles
lighting the darkest

Hope came from you.

A most precious
This is part VII of a ten-part story titled "Effulgence: A Story of Light."

William Allen Jan 2019
Upon opening the great oak door,
a warmth greeted me.

There, inside the room devoid of any souls but my own,
sat a single desk neath the lonely window
the counterpart chair tucked between its legs.

The fire lowly roared,
its flame filling the room with soft beams of light
escaping through the window.

As I close the door behind me, the latch clicking shut,
I notice a journal, tattered and aged,
beside a pen and jar of ink.

The journal empty
the pen worn from more hands than one.

I pull out the chair, its feet vibrating against the floor
the sound reverberating off the walls
echoing into the vaulted ceiling.

I held the pen, and dipped it into the ink
black as coal, and stained the pages
with my reflections.

This is part VI of a ten-part series titled, "Effulgence: A Story of Light."

William Allen Jan 2019
I made my way to the front.

The invitation was subtle.

The cold gray stones
under the pressure of my heels.


Drew my hands, ever so familiar.

I pressed up the aged steps
to a door of old wood & character.
Its constitution still intact and uncompromised.

An iron handle, worn smooth from visitors past,
waited for my embrace
and the latch, warm to the touch,
gave way under my eager thumb.
This is part V of a ten-part story titled, "Effulgence: A Story of Light."

William Allen Jan 2019
Shrouded by a thicket of trees
a humble building sat.

Earthen brown & her windows
That old glass topped with frost and dirt.

Gently, I clear the thin veil
with my beaten hands.

Lo, there lay the roaring flame.

Neslted on the hearth
within the mantle.

Awestruck in its beauty,
I lost myself to time.

Day tenderly fell to dusk
and dark laid the pines.

I peered through that glass.

Lo, there lie the roaring flame.
This is part IV of a ten-part series titled, "Effulgence: A Story of Light."

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