Robert Haigh

Sweet Dreams

Notice of absence from Robert Haigh
I am still on extended leave from MPS. I have written a few new poems recently, but don't know what I intend to do with them yet. I do hope to return to this poetry site in the not too distant future, but the time is not right at the moment. Take care, everyone ~ Robert


I'd like to wish you sweet dreams

But I'm not sure you'd care.

I tried to win you, sweetheart,

By devious means or fair.


You spurned all my advances,

Amusing all your friends.

The looks you gave just killed me,

But now you've made amends!


You're in my arms this evening,

Just like I knew you'd be.

Your heart is mine to keep now,

Until eternity!


I've washed away the blood, dear,

And dressed you all in black.

I'll bury you in the woodland,

But there's one thing you'll lack —


I have your heart here with me,

And I'll not give it back!




  • Teddy.15

    LOL Definately humour but that is because I am a very dark romantic woman lol 不不不不不不 brilliant dear Robert. Always such a pleasure to read your work.

    • Robert Haigh

      Thank you, Teddy! Needless to say, this is pure fiction - honest... lol!

      • Teddy.15

        Oh no need to justify your work lol let us wonder a bit lol

      • orchidee

        A fine write Robert.

        • Robert Haigh

          Thanks Orchi. Don't have nightmares now.

        • Nicholas Browning

          Final line put a smile on my face. Jazz hands to you good sir. The good ole' golf clap.

          • Robert Haigh

            Thank you, Nicholas. Just a piece of dark humour.

          • Lorna

            Humor with a soupcon of horror and very very messy hugging a dripping bloody heart...... So romance with Tide detergent......

            • Robert Haigh

              Yes, it is a rather messy scene. But the narrator did say he washed away the blood... lol! Thank you for the read, and the comment!

            • dusk arising

              Do you keep her heart in a jar next to you on the sofa, take it to be and get messy.
              True love never dies..... it's the lovers who die

              • Robert Haigh

                Yes, it's the lovers who die. They lose heart and then disappear... lol!

              • Paul Bell

                Ok, this escalated rather quickly.
                I've got a feeling she won't be doing this to any other guy now.
                Actually, I'm convinced she won't be. lol

                • Robert Haigh

                  Have a heart, Paul. I have a spare one right here... lol!

                  • Paul Bell

                    Probably good money in hearts these days.

                  • katie the naughty poet

                    I enjoyed reading this brilliant write. thanks for sharing

                    • Robert Haigh

                      Thanks, Katie. Much appreciated.

                    • Munro

                      Have a heart lol

                      • Robert Haigh

                        A hearty thank you, Stuart!

                      • Munro

                        Great write ,
                        You could have a career as a horror writer
                        Yorkshires new Bram Stoker Lol

                        • Robert Haigh

                          Just my weird sense of humour... lol!

                        • SureshG

                          The real horror is if youre holding beating heart and the humor is if yours stopped. then is there a smile on her face..

                          great read

                          • Robert Haigh

                            Good question, Suresh. Thankfully this is pure fiction, so the question is only theoretical. Thank you for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the read.

                          • spilleronsheet

                            Neither humour nor horror for me
                            It sounded as obsessed love for me
                            A one sided love never reciprocated but taken too serious to let it go away
                            Dark emotions crept
                            Good one dear Robert

                            • Robert Haigh

                              Yes, you are right, SOS. Although this poem could be classified as dark humour, the actions of the narrator are indeed obsessive - not to mention deranged and murderous! Thank you for your comment!

                            • Neville

                              very good mate ... a touch of both I reckon .. well more than a touch really ..
                              they do say home is where the heart is, don't they, or did I just make that up ................ its been a long day .. x

                              • Robert Haigh

                                Thanks Nev. I actually had fun writing this. As the singer-songwriter Joe Henry (writer of several murder ballads) once said, "I just write 'em, I don't have to live 'em!"

                              • Rozina

                                Hehe, thank you!

                                • Robert Haigh

                                  Glad you were entertained by this, Rozina. Thank you for commenting.

                                • Goldfinch60

                                  Wonderful dark humour Robert.


                                  • Robert Haigh

                                    Thanks Andy. Much appreciated.

                                  • Michael Edwards

                                    Humour and great rhythm - good read.

                                    • Robert Haigh

                                      Thank you, Michael. I may have a weird sense of humour, but, all in good fun.

                                      • Michael Edwards

                                        Well I'm in the same Weird Sense of Humour Club - good to read work by a kindred spirit.

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