dusk arising

darkened the daylight from my smile



and now
its not so hard to admit
there's no denying
when you've been
caught out crying
but our milk
was spilled so long ago
and probably
doesn't even show
but it was all
all for you
no going back
after this heart attack
the reality
of yesterday's shadow
has darkened the daylight from my smile
so go on
go on and say, i told you so
and you did it
just there.


  • woundedheart

    In hindsight or with foresight so many things we would change or never do as love is a very bumpy road, great poem friend ☺

    • dusk arising

      Thank you wounded heart.

    • L. B. Mek

      your title, alone
      is better
      than most haiku's
      and other cropped, poems
      I've read in my life, Dusk..
      'darkened the daylight
      from my smile, so now go on
      say, I told you so'

      • dusk arising

        I liked that quirky title, so much can be read into it. We are gifted sometimes as poets that such phrases appear out of thin air. The quirky finale i couldn't resist. Thank you IBM

      • spilleronsheet

        Deep insight
        And such hard breaking lines
        A deep iceberg
        Epic sir

      • Teddy.15

        It feel bitter sweet in this, a beautifully crafted poem. As always Dusky, you could charm the socks off any lass I believe. 💖

        • dusk arising

          Show me a lass in socks and i'll have a go!

        • Poetic Dan

          Just another..... that sings to us all of not maybe they haven't lived yet!

          • dusk arising

            Thanks Dan, stay safe and cheerful too m8.

          • Rozina

            Beautiful. So few lines with so much meaning.

            • dusk arising

              I'm pleased you saw more than the obvious in this piece, thank you Rozina.

            • Goldfinch60

              That 'spilled milk' is in the past, leave it there and move on into a drier future, it is there for us all.


              • dusk arising

                Absolutely agree with that thought, thank you sir!

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