two horizons

two horizons by anelephantcant

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two horizons

you promised me you’d never leave
pointed to the far distant horizon
a perfect girl who has two hearts
the second one you keep your lies in

I believed your every word and touch
your tender kisses tantalising
quite besotted by your silver tongue
in the mouth you kept your lies in

your sensual beauty left me blind
so enticing mesmerising
I gazed into the golden depths
of the eyes you kept your lies in

why could you not admit to me
surveying that far distant horizon
you knew then what I could not
we saw two different horizons

a perfect girl who has two hearts
the second one you keep your lies in
one full of joy and life and fun
and one that love withers and dies in

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2 Responses to two horizons

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Hi Elephant,
    This woman is both everything he wants and the worst person the speaker could ever be with. I sense some bitterness here. Her having these two hearts and knowing they shared “two different horizons” but not telling him that as he only, in the beginning, saw the one horizon. It’s sad, she comes across as mean and thoughtless and the repition of her lies and ‘silver tongue’ and the slight change in the repetition of horizon, really work well.
    Hugs, Elephant. Things have been busy and I’m trying to catch up on my reading today. I hope you are doing well. Your FB pictures are always beautiful. But I’m sad you do not like the color blue lol.


  2. emmylgant says:

    Rhythm and bitter blues
    Not the usual sad hues
    Of AnElephant’s tears
    It’s just a poem you say
    Waiting for a tune
    that will tear a heart in two.


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