Circle of Eternity


Circle of Eternity by Terry O’Neal

in high regard
I hold him
his excellence emerges
from many places
untold faces of wisdom
deep-rooted in the earth
fresh soil yielding crops of love
and jagged edged tenderness
the wintry, cold mists
resting upon the shoulders of
thirty mountain tops

solid character:
vast depth, soaring height—
stunning beauty of a man
of black serpentine
1,960 markings carefully etched
tell a narrative –
a reflection of past sufferings,
passion and his purpose—
aesthetic expressions draw me nearer

ancient bond between souls
fastened by the Sun
between verses
h/e is
the main clause
completing my fragmented thoughts—
in all his splendor
standing         alone
he makes a thunderous statement:
hear him roar

he is strong
beyond existence
I have loved him
like a circle
infinite is he–
together we
are one

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Bestselling author, Terry a O’Neal, whose poetry has been published in numerous magazines, journals and newspapers around the world has been named among the most popular African American female writers of our time, featured in a book entitled “Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature”–a list of women who’ve left a mark on the wider world through their writing. O'Neal is the author of four volumes of poetry, Motion Sickness, The Poet Speaks in Black, Good Mornin' Glory, and The Sparrow's Plight; two children's books, Ev'ry Little Soul and My Jazz Shoes; the award-winning novel Sweet Lavender; and two full-length feature screenplays. O’Neal is well-known for her dedication and time devoted to uplifting today’s youth, encouraging them to “carry out their dream, no matter how unlikely it may seem”. She is the editor of the publication, Make Some Noise! A Youth Poetry Anthology, an anthology for youth ages 12-18. In addition to her published works, O'Neal is a film producer and educator. Currently, she is an instructor of English, literature, and communications in higher education in the United States.