An Occasional Verse - header 0 An Occasional Verse - Poetry for the Everyday Poet An Occasional Verse - header 2 An Occasional Verse - header 3
An Occasional Verse Log In Join An Occasional Verse Help/FAQs
An Occasional Verse

Problems Logging In?
An Occasional Verse
Individual Poems
5/19/2004 - An Occasional Verse website launched

10/7/2004 - Added Registration and Login capabilities

Contact Us

About Us
Featured Links
Daily Poem Subscription
RSS Feed

Subscribe My Yahoo

[Valid RSS]


Webfeed (RSS/ATOM) registered at


What is an Occasional Verse
An Occasional Verse is Poetry for the Everyday Poet. A website devoted to enabling poets easy access to publishing their occasional verse, poetry collections, poems, lyrics, odes, songs and sonnets. Starting with the ability to post their own work on and even going as far as starting your own poetry website.

We are still working to make An Occasional Verse easy to use but as you can now easily register and begin uploading your own poetry. The collections option is also now working. When you log in you will have the ability to Add a Collection. Then when you go to upload your Poems you can pick from your collections.

As of 04/21/2005 you can't search or list based on the Category but we are working on that also. We appreciate your patience while we make this the best poetry website available on the web.

We look forward to your comments and feedback.

Today's Poem - 04/19/2018

Deprecated: Function mysql() is deprecated in /home/davidd/public_html/index.php on line 180

Deprecated: mysql(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_query() instead in /home/davidd/public_html/index.php on line 180
Before The Dawn - Viewed 3019 Times
David Devaney
February 20, 2008
I woke before the dawn could taste
The sweetness of the morn
To find the true anxiety
That all my life I’d borne
No precious sleep could I reclaim
The darkness brought great fear
For lying there beside myself
No one could draw me near
I raised my hands and heart to God
Yet still no comfort found
For by my troubles and my fears
I had to life been bound
T’was then I tried to recollect
My treasurechest of dreams
But only nightmares would appear
And emptiness it seems
So then I rose to contemplate
Each moment and each day
And recognized the part of me
That’s always on display
T’was there I found the consciousness
To help me understand
The beauty of this countenance
Within which I do stand
I felt no more anxiety
No pain nor loneliness
For God the Spirit came to me
And did my heart caress
She took away my anxiousness
And did my strength renew
Revealing too the reason why
This life I’m passing through
She held me tightly in her arms
Till sunrise brought the dawn
And gave my life new consequence
So I could carry on
And though I still have phobias
Anxiety and fear
I know that through the darkest night
She’ll always draw me near
© 2008 David Devaney
© 2004-2014