It was that last


that killed him ..

As indeed,

all last verses

seemed to do ..

But then,

once he had


just a little bit ..

He took

one final deep


filled his pen

and lay down ..

It was

high time he


that his muse

took over again ..

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 12th, 2023 00:34
  • Comment from author about the poem: I guess it's a bit like being Tangoed, but in the literary sense .. perhaps 🙂
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 20
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, LIZ, Bella Shepard.
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  • Bobby O

    I’m still wondering if the muse knew ahead or perhaps is qualified in an AI or maybe planned it all. Possible just preparing little by little so we won’t be let down. ??

    • Neville

      no muse aint good muse after all said and done .. 🎷🎼🎵🎶🎶🎵

    • Teddy.15

      LOL I'm very amused let he or she run riot after all your muse is of course your bestest buddy! A fun read dear Nev, happy Saturday. 💖

      • Neville

        Thank you Teddy & the very same to you my friend .. ❤️

      • orchidee

        Good write N.
        I muse over KP, but it's ghastly meditations! Pictures of trouts come to mind for some reason...... lol.

        • Neville

          you've been watching too much Jaques Costeau 🐟🐟🐟

        • LIZ

          Ah nice! In the literary sense....that last verse, when you think you can't give anymore, inspiration takes over, and with one last breath, the poetic rhyme is complete! 💜

          • Neville

            You got it .. and you got it so good .. indeed, you wear it so bloomin well .. Neville 💜

          • Bella Shepard

            Ah, dear Nev, who can ever know when the Muse will intercede in the eleventh hour, isn't it always the way. Inspiration comes in the last place you look, because it's there you've found it. Keep writing these gems, that we may admire their beauty. Take care my friend!

            • Neville

              Thank you & so very much Bella .. Neville

            • MendedFences27

              Sometimes finding an ending can be more difficult than finding a beginning. We pray the muse sticks around long enough. And sometimes writing poetry can seem like a slow death. I'll end here because I can't think of anything else to write. - Phil A.

              • Neville

                Like they used to say in those old American Express ads, that'll do nicely sir .. Neville

              • Parisab

                You have changed the old saying of it takes (three) to “tangoed” I like the interplay of the lover, the beloved, and the pen…enjoyably dramatic as always…

                • Neville

                  Thank you my friend .. another greatly appreciated visit .. Neville

                • L. B. Mek

                  probably the reason why dead poet's reign..
                  your Time will come, dear Poet supreme!
                  glad I get to say, i knew him before
                  they gave him his flowers, belatedly..
                  soar high my friend, till
                  you block out their sun
                  and force them
                  to acknowledge your humanitarian
                  and your poetry's, timeless poignancy

                  • Neville

                    Now wouldn't that be something to write home about .. cheers Mek .. Neville

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