Reality irrelevant 

Enough to drop an elephant 

No longer takes my head into the clouds 

I've drunk the bar dry several times 

Committed truly vulgar crimes 

Filled shallow graves with made to measure shrouds 

Built tolerance is in control 

I can't escape my guilty soul 

So scratch at every sin with sharpened claw 

Nightmares replacing fairytales 

The blood under my fingernails 

Would not be there had you not smashed my jaw

The remnants of a man who broke 

Shadow dance with the plumes of smoke 

Emerging from the latest funeral pyre 

I try to find at any cost 

The place I was when I got lost 

The spark that could have started such a fire 

My dreams are all returned to ash 

A heart of glass's sickening smash 

Signals the end of unrelenting pain 

If I was granted one more chance 

Back to the wall I'd take my stance 

And probably do the same things yet again 

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 8th, 2023 01:35
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 18
  • Users favorite of this poem: LIZ, Teddy.15.
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  • LIZ

    Jesus!!! And you talk about me??? An explosion of feelings! And I hope, just like me, you're just purging, releasing, and letting go! "Reality irrelevant, Enough to drop an elephant" Lord have mercy!!! But you're right, given the chance, I'd probably do it again!! Loved it!!!!

    • peto

      Aye LIZ
      Wee self inventory always helps
      If I do talk about you
      It is in the fondest terms
      Defo do it again
      Makes us who we are
      And still to be accepted is uplifting
      Thank you very much

    • LIZ

      Oh I know, and I'm enjoying it! 🙂 And...still to be accepted...definitely uplifting!

    • Teddy.15

      Yes Peto this is what love is truly made of, emotions tragedy guilt sorrow it's all in here with the truth which is if it was like that in the first place going back would only be the second play! This is wonderful I can feel your soul my friend. And I am beside you as I once had this type of love. Bravo amico 💖

      • peto

        "Only be the second play"
        Exactly Teddy
        Thanks for being beside me
        I revel in great company

      • Christina8

        Your words are purge of feelings...I like your honesty! And you would probably do the same things yet again. I love this piece!! Difficult to write it down so it rhymes, and so eloquently, I believe.

        • peto

          Hi Christina
          Thank you
          Gotta give it a go
          Easier with such great encouragement and support
          Appreciate it very much

        • Bella Shepard

          First of all, impeccable rhyming and flow. Bare the soul and find inspiration for this amazing poem. Too good to be painful!

          • peto

            Many thanks Bella
            Love it when I see you here


          • Introverted Sage

            Looking at our darkness.. sometimes forgiveness of self is the hardest.

            'And probably do the same things yet again'
            Yes 1000 times! We are who we are! Great write!

            • peto

              Indeed it can be sage
              Thank you for the visit and insight
              Truly grateful

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