Where is the Cavalry

February 15, 2008

Age 31 - Age 35, Love Poems, War Poems

Where is the cavalry
I’m all alone
Standing at ramparts
Of crumbling stone.

And my back wants to break,
My head wants to scream.
Let me awake
From this maddening dream.

The ramparts are shaking
The bricks want to fall
My spirit is breaking
I can’t hold them all …

Please don’t forsake me,
Please come and fight.
Please come and wake me
Deep in the night.

Tell me its over,
Sing me a song.
Its time to come home now,
It’s been much too long…

– Written by Anna Vera Williams at Age 33

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Anna Vera Williams is a poet, a photographer, a blogger, and a webmaster. She is the webmaster of Poems, Poets, & Poetry, which provides poetry resources and allows other poets to showcase their work. Her photographs can be found at Anna Vera's Photography, and her books and photos can be purchased at Lulu.com.

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5 Responses to “Where is the Cavalry”

  1. paisley Says:

    i love it,, it is very full of rhythm and yet carries a definite purpose… i feel the desperation in these words….

  2. writerwoman Says:

    I see you marked this as a love poem but with the word calvery in it, it makes me think of a fallen soldier.

    Very touching.

  3. janetleigh Says:

    Anna, I like where your words take me in my mind to battle scenes engulfed in smoke from the barrage behind broken, blown-apart stone fences and rock barriers. Your word choices here,

    “The ramparts are shaking
    The bricks want to fall

    My spirit is breaking
    I can’t hold them all …”

    are so vivid here. The image of nerves falling apart from these powerful lines; shaking, trembling, knees-knocking together come to mind. Very powerful analogy. I like the short lines and steady clip to this poem to convey urgency and desperate appeal for the end of her longing.

    Your poem succeeds in this regard.
    Kudos!

  4. Poems and Stories Says:

    Woooowww.. I love it much…I love the way you write it..:-)..Btw,can we make ex-change link to my Poems and Stories blog.Just visit my blog and leave your blog info there..Thanks..

  5. Pomes - A day in the life of poetry Says:

    strong and very thought provoking words.. thanks for the share

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