Kevin Michael Bloor

since you went away

I’ve supped the sham of life-long lies;

I’ve fed on fear ‘neath savage skies;

I’ve worn the shackle and the chain;

I’ve lived unloved and dreamed in vain.


I’ve borne the siren’s bitter blast;

I’ve been seduced by spell she cast;

I’ve nursed her noose around my neck;

I’ve crumbled like colossal wreck.


I’ve stood the sickness of her gaze;

I’ve lived in hope of better days;

I’ve died a thousand times a day;

I’ve suffered since you went away.



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  • orchidee

    Oohhh, OK, I'll come back! heehee.

  • Doggerel Dave

    My kind of poetry, with totally comprehensible feelings which have been there for me, although the ending was different.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very emotive write Kevin.


  • orchidee

    Cooeee! I've come back now! (Do shut up Orchi. lol).

  • Liam Power

    I like it a lot.
    Great rhyme and cool metaphors and imagery.

  • L. B. Mek

    beautifully worded - yet again, a great read dear poet

  • orchidee

    Cooeee! I was hiding in the cupboard. I never really went away at all. I hang around like a bad....smell? Or penny?! lol.

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