Flying on the Back of a Guilt Trip


Flying on the Back of a Guilt Trip


It was more than just the scent of her

he found lost

in a conch shell, somewhere hidden

on the coast

and which then, got to him the most ..

It was something else

entirely, that drove him back there ..

To that special place

where they once played, and made

love and where she

waved, and laughed and blew him so

very many kisses

on the occasion, of their last meeting ..

He could not cope

with all the bruising and the red stuff

or those torn blue stockings

she once used to wear, yet he did know

she was an accident

just waiting to happen somewhere ..

But he never thought

not for a single moment, that she might

take him at his word ..

Quite literally that is, or that she would

take a leap of faith

when he told her, she reminded him

of a pretty little bird

and that they should fly away together ..

Yes, it was something

else that lured him back there, to those

ragged cliff tops which still

overlook that same beach, where both his

conscience and much guilt

were waiting patiently, to take him flying

and to prove him wrong ..




  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 9th, 2023 02:24
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    A fine poem N.
    KP's always been an accident waiting to happen - and it's always happened! lol.

    • Neville

      You may be very astoat Mr. O but I'm sure you would be even more astoat if you look beyond the botox and learnt that she probably will forgive you one day maybe for refusing to consummate your marriage .. πŸπŸ€πŸπŸ€πŸπŸ€πŸ:)

    • Goldfinch60

      Very emotive words Neville.


      • Neville

        thanks for the thumbs up Andy πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

      • Doggerel Dave

        A tragic suicide pact....why must you continue to traumatize us like this, Nev?!

        • Neville

          it's just another day at the office .. not mine on this occasion though thankfully 😎

        • Fay Slimm.

          Tragic indeed is the end of some unhappy souls where their end is just waiting to happen - told with clear and precise honesty and highlighting guilt as the reason for yet another sad "accident" maybe - -- a heart-tugger and no doubt about it mon ami...........x.

          • Neville

            I think both jealousy & guilt are the most destructive of all the human emotions .. and no other life force, as far as we know experiences either of em .. ta for taking time to take a peek & for leaving such an insightful comment Fay .... x

          • Christina8

            Guilt is a tragic emotion---I have felt it many a time and it's destructive. Glad I don't deal with it anymore but many folks do. This is a wonderful descriptive write, N! C

            • Neville

              in which case, I have no reservation whatsoever but to thank you kindly ma'am .. thank you ma'am πŸ™‚

            • Kinsey Peterson

              Goodness Neville, every time I read your works I always have the inspiration to write. Beautiful as always and as touching as ever my friend. I hope the sadness in some of your work is the creation of an exquisite imagination.

              • Neville

                Dear Joan, I can not thank you enough for the compliment you have bestowed upon me and my little scribbles .. it is seriously appreciated and means far more than I could possibly explain within the confines of this little rectangle ... ❀️Neville

              • [email protected]

                This is the best of your poems I've read. It feels as if you're not trying too hard. I enjoyed this poem immensely.

                • Neville

                  How extraordinarily kind of you .. Many thanks πŸ™‚

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                  • L. B. Mek

                    'lost, cost, most
                    else, place, made'
                    how subtly you weave your magic
                    this poem showcases
                    your poetry's technical prowess, Hyung
                    I read and learn, a great write

                    • Neville

                      Thank you again brother Mek I am doubly honoured .. pardon my late response but have had the on call from hell to deal with & it aint over till midday tomorrow

                      • L. B. Mek

                        ahhhh I can relate, sorry to hear
                        if you ever need to vent, I'm here

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