A Poem, The Accusing Sun

In an upcoming novel that I am currently writing, the protagonist wrote the journal entry below:

The sun shines bright, glaring at a person like an accusing eye, an eye that had its eyelid torn off to mitigate the temptation of blinking. It refuses to lose sight of us as we wallow in the mire.”

The featured picture on this blog is an advertisement I spun up a few months ago with the quote featured.

I found the quote interesting so I figured I’d add to it a bit and turn it into a poem.

The sun shines bright in the clear sky,
Why do you lord over us, staring and thinking?
Glaring at a person like an accusing eye
An eye that had its eyelid torn off to mitigate the temptation of blinking
You refuse to lose sight of us as we wallow in the mire
Our only relief from your accusing stare is the night
What secrets do you hold behind your gaze of ire?
Secrets enough to make a man tremble with fright
You punish us if we stare at you and scald our skin
We try to show our gratitude by basking in your shine
But you refuse to resile and still punish us like sin
Your loss would end humanity, so I shall not whine
You are an accusing sun bountiful of great power and protection
You help sustain life, such a great gift, so I must apologize for my abjection

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Travis

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16 thoughts on “A Poem, The Accusing Sun

    1. Ahhhhh, you got that, way to analyze!☺️ That’s exactly what I was going for with that transition. Went from someone pretty much resenting the sun to showing gratitude and ultimately apologizing. So true, can’t upset the sun gods!😁

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      1. 🤔Oh my goodness. That’s goooood. I need to write a poem on the moon! I’ll make sure I mention you as an inspiration for it. The two faces and not trusting it is such a nice correlation. 🙃

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