Your continuous absence 

Is starting to show 

The love that I have 

I'm afraid you won't know 

Those please come to bed eyes 

You deliberately throw 

Were never directed at me


Teasing all of my body

My soul and my mind 

To the point when the doc says 

Son stop or go blind 

How cruel must it all get

For this one of a kind 

To see sunrise announce a new day 


Still that age old romantic 

Who's under my skin 

Hopes one day you'll return 

With the demons within 

Beaten into a pulp 

As you finally begin 

Getting real curtain down no more play 

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 7th, 2023 03:13
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 15
  • Users favorite of this poem: LIZ, Introverted Sage.
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  • Teddy.15

    Oh Peto, your very last stanza brings this beautifully to a hopeful end. ❤️

    • peto

      Gotta try to keep something for the end
      Thank you Teddy
      Always enjoy seeing your views
      Much appreciated

    • LIZ

      Ohhhhh this...."Still that age old romantic Who's under my skin, Hopes one day you'll return, With the demons within" ACCEPTANCE? Raw and real! I'm a hopeless romantic too! I'm currently writing a piece that resonates with this one! I love it!!! ❤️

      • peto

        Thank you LIZ
        I'm sure you will write a belter
        Look forward to reading it

      • lenore_inNeverland

        Oh peto- I agree with everyone else, "Still that age old romantic

        Who's under my skin

        Hopes one day you'll return

        With the demons within "
        this is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And real, and so so so similar to exactly how I feel at the moment that I am almost considering calling this telepathy!

        • peto

          Hi Rilla
          I knew you were going to say that
          Many thanks my friend

        • Introverted Sage

          'How cruel must it all get
          For this one of a kind
          To see sunrise announce a new day'

          .. it seems the love that must come out of this is other worldly magical.. that must be why the one under your skin holds hope.. the soul never forgets or so it seems.

        • peto

          Thank you sage
          I really enjoy your insight
          "Other worldly magical "
          Such a poetic response
          Very much appreciated

        • Pop64

          The cadence in this right is flowing and smooth, while your words speak with vivid imagery, successfully providing the clarity and strong meaning of the piece. Beautiful work!

          • peto

            Thank you very much pop
            Truly appreciate such a comment
            Very kind and much appreciated

          • Bella Shepard

            I hear Cole Porter's "I've got you under my skin", playing in the background as you maneuver your way through the tangled web of love, with the eternal hope of a silver lining at the end. This poem has it all in spades my friend!

            • peto

              I got you
              Deep in the heart of me
              Thank you very much Bella
              You honour me with such a comparison
              Truly grateful

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