How quick to forget,

Abandon and flee.

All you did was play

At inconstancy.


But mine is the fate

Of a wing without flight

And alone stand transfixed

Powerless to alight.


Unforgettable you,

With me day after day

Every moment eclipsed

In forbidding dismay.


Can’t leave mem’ries behind.

Tried again and again,

Crushing into the ground

A torrential rain…


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  8. Powerfully expressed. Apart from the more obvious theme of using/ being used, your poem also raises the issue of knowing what others want from a relationship, and how we mis-communicate with one another. Just a thought, but how about writing the same poem from the reverse point of view.
    Take care, Chris.

    • Insightful. Thank you. This is a theme that I develop in greater detail in my second novel “The End of Sanity” and I find it curious that you should pick up exactly on what has been troubling me with it so far: I don’t yet have the “other” perspective. Writing the poem from the perspective of the other lover may be a good first step towards attempting to resolve this, so I will certainly try. Thank you for the suggestion, as I don’t think I would’ve considered doing this without it.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead,

      • I’m currently revising my first novel, and once that is done, I’ll be able to return to the second as well. I wish I had the time and energy to do them at the same time, but unfortunately I had to prioritise. Will let you know.

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    • Thank you, Irene. I think most of us have, at one time or another.
      I’ve followed Chris’s suggestion and written a reply from the other. I will publish it in a little while, just trying to smooth over a few rough edges.
      Hope you are well.
      Warm regards,

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