Click here to hear the poet read his words:
whenever she’s not here with me
I feel the night surround me
and then I know the loneliness
as darkness closes round me
in my mind I see her smiling
sweet innocence and purity
then the light goes out and I am left
abandoned in obscurity
I wander by the water’s edge
breathe a frown a tear a sigh
watch tiny fish glint deep below
twinkling stars in dark green sky
I view my whole life in slow motion
what a wasted time I think
and like the darting silver fish
to blacker depths I sink
and once again my thoughts drift back
to the time when I first met her
when first I looked into her eyes
knew I never could forget her
sadly I now learn life’s greatest truth
as I pursue her still in vain
find searching through my memories
pleasure leaves long before the pain
I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon.
Merci, Angelilie, tu es très gentille. Je viens tout de suite visiter ton blog avec mon alter égo!
CE (Pinky’)When I read your poems I’m always struck by the shear terror or chills of fear I read in much of your flash fiction, and the poignant sadness, even depression and loneliness in your poems. I think your poems strike me all the worse, a lack of hope “ then the light goes out and I am left / abandoned in obscurity.” I pray despite the poets voice that there is hope and happiness despite “abandonment” and “obscurity.” Take of yourself. Hugs 🤗
Oh Amanda, I’m not sure what to say.
On one hand I am delighted to know my words can evoke such emotion, but on the other I am horrified that you are so affected by them.
Please, don’t fret, they are just poems.
Sublime ! ❣
Ah merci, Corine, mon premier compliment bilingue!