Weaving into narrow dark ancient lanes

Through a corridor of walls all the same

Towards a forest of iron columns


Sunlight sparkles from a mirror of slate

Roof tiles extend into extended space

Overhead silent stands a clock tower.


Relentlessly, the hands move slowly forward

No forgiveness shown towards the fallen

Here is the chosen goblet of Golgotha.


Caught in a tragedy with no escape

Held captive in my forlorn despair

I cry for heavens divine direction.


I wander the street looking for a sign

An indication of all that I need

To dwell in the shelter of redemption.


Written for Poetry Jam

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10 Responses to Prague

  1. brian miller says:

    time def bears no forgiveness…it just moves forward…i like the view of the sun on the cobblestones…that next to last stanza i think captures many’s struggle right now…

  2. ND Mitchell says:

    A very evocative journey on more than one level. I enjoyed reading this.

  3. Helen Dehner says:

    Your poetry is wonderfully descriptive …. I enjoyed this.

  4. Mary says:

    I have a feeling you have characterized Prague well.

    Hope you will have time to make visits to other people’s poetry this week. We ALL enjoy them.

  5. peggygoetz says:

    What a heavy poem this is–I feel the despair and hope you will find what you are looking for. I visited Prague once years ago but was there in the early fall so not so dark and gloomy.

  6. sreeja says:

    This is totally a different walk and conveys some deep thoughts…. well penned!

  7. Robyn says:

    Such a heavy walk.

  8. Poet Laundry says:

    Beautiful poetry. Love the description and contemplation. Nicely done.

  9. dani says:

    thank you for taking us along on your walk ~ the last two stanzas are quite powerful!

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