Day of Atonement – Author Brenda-Lee Ranta


I will not be witness to the death of democracy;

today I shall ‘sit Shiva,’ cover my mirrors, cover

my television, sit upon a milking stool and weep


In silent meditation I will send supplications to

the universe for humanity, throwing dirt upon the

casket of equanimity, as a final tribute to altruism


Today will be my Cheng Beng’ of alms giving

to all that is lost, the love that was voted away;

there will be no merriment, no celebration


I shall wake on Saturday morning, but life as

I knew it will be gone; with trepidation I shall

await their remorse, too late for deeds undone


I will look to the sky and mourn

I will look to the sky for God

I will look to the sky for mercy


© Brenda-Lee Ranta


Excerpt from the book “Allegories”

brenda-lee About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    An excerpt from my book, ‘Allegories – a Thirst for Connection’


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