Poetry by K.C. Hingley

Added 29 December 1999

This is a section where I post poems sent to me by people who have found my site and wish to display their own works. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

This poem is an excellent poem by K.C. Hingley


Oh! Words! Be mine and save me
From this wretched life of slavery

Oh! Words! Combine and let me
Escape this world of melancholy

What I'd give to be less free
To let the machine guide me
To work from 9 'till 5
And never know if I'm alive

Oh! Words! You lie and twist me
To your subtle knavery

Oh! Words! You bind and break me
In your backward mockery

What I'd give to be more free
To watch the waves and let the wind blow me
To ride the viewless wings of poesy
And live a life, oh! So romantically

Oh! Words I've heard
And words I've seen
Words I've thought
And words I've dreamed
I'll grow my wings and tame thee
Ere this shell is all but dead
And they'll call my name and cage me
In my pages to be read.

BIO: My name is K.C. Hingley. I hail from Sidney, British Columbia (Canada) and I am 19 years old. I am sending these poems because I like this site, and I would like a chance to get some genuine criticism. Feel free to e-mail me at rickrite@hotmail.com with comments.