tepo

Left

A flashing neon exit sign leads straight out of my head

A saucerful of secrets blue shoes fashioned out of suede

No time to join the living if you're nurturing the dead

Until you see the words you thought had left

 

A door opens the kind you're unable to close

Loneliness takes you places that no.one else knows

Blood engulfs the sharp thorns of a petrified rose

Until you see the words you thought had left

 

Lower than a snake's belly you're stuck to the ground

Talking through all your plans without uttering a sound

Still as sly as a fox your Scent's caught by the hound

The words have returned that once left

 

Running downhill at top speed without any brakes

Maximizing your efforts to fix all mistakes

Weeding out perfect liars the cheats and the fakes

With the only words that you have left

 

She arrived at the moment it all seemed to.much

Massaging every fear with her delicate touch

Like the angel who follows you home from the Church

The words she spoke had never really left

 

 

 

 

Comments5

  • Christina8

    Wow! You never cease to amaze with such inspiring heartfelt words. Shows such sorrow. Really felt this one!

    • tepo

      Lovely to say you felt it
      Thanks Christina

    • Unsub

      tepo,

      power-punch of a poem that reverberates long after the line stanza has finished.

      Clever, clever indeed.

      Unsub.

      • tepo

        Thank you unsub
        Means a lot
        Ta

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        Excellent write, tepo

        The last stanza is particularly strong.

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        She arrived at the moment it all seemed too much

        Massaging every fear with her delicate touch

        Like the angel who follows you home from the Church

        The words she spoke had never really left

        ===========================

        You certainly know how to write a poem that is unforgettable. Thanks for sharing.

        • tepo

          I won't forget that comment in a hurry
          Thank you very much

        • Goldfinch60

          Very good strong write tepo. Wonderful final stanza.

          • tepo

            Thank you Goldfinch
            So kind

          • Santita

            I read this three times, because it deserves more than one read; due to it's clever layering. I will probably read it again too.

            It reads to me like a second chance of life; forgiving ourselves of mistakes and moving forward on a new note.

            A hauntingly beautiful piece; the second verse stays with me, I know the feeling well.

            • tepo

              What a lovely comment
              Thanks Santita
              Much obliged



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