POETRY

Samples of work by Ally Stoyel

 
 

UTOPIA

It was but a new day in my humble abode

I awoke to the sight that my window showed.

The sunlight was gone and so were the trees

I raised hands in prayer and fell to my knees.

The city of stone awaited my advent

While I challenged my thoughts of what a new day meant.

 

CAPTIVE

You fill me with fire and my insides burn,

I know what you are, but I'll never learn.

I see the risk in each menacing glance,

In this game we play, this dangerous dance.

 

THE EASE OF GIVING UP

This wasn’t where I saw myself when I started,

A passenger in your life, a character in your play.

I thought I could have taken you over,

I thought you would have wanted me to stay.