Been out of work for a while due to a broken ankle, so have started penning various stuff. Not sure the purists will think its poetry, but it kept me sane lying in a hospital bed with screws in my shin and plates in my ankle. Ho Hum. Always enjoyed writing stuff but never given it the time it deserved (maybe it didn't deserve it, I'll let you decide), but it was good therapy and I still enjoy it, so there. Never performed, would scare me witless. I don't think I'm good enough, but then I did fail CSE English, so that might explain it...
I can hear you You hope that I’m hiding Just playing hard to get You think that I can’t hear you Or understand your eyes are wet I hear you loud and clear Comprehend your disbelief Wish you knew that all you say Brings me much needed relief If I could move – send a sign Acknowledge that I know you’re there But for now I can’t even do that Just left clasping my internal despair To move a muscle, blink an eye But I can do neither All sounds so simple, but I can’t send a sign you’d decipher Don’t give up on me now I hear you every single day I know you will be there Come what may Don’t leave my side No-one thinks I hear you Don’t leave me alone I love you and hear you too I’m not really scared And if I was, no-one would know More afraid of leaving you behind Having to let you go The brains in white coats are saying No point in prolonging this Now I hear them talking to you Inviting you to give a farewell kiss I hear you weep, confirm your sadness Sense your emotion, your presence, your love I see you, as though my eyes are wide-open I hope at least, to be able to see you from above I try and try, but cannot cry You’ve kissed me goodbye I know it, but cannot feel it Can’t even manage a final sigh You say those final loving words I just wish I could respond You touch warm fingers to my unfeeling lips And I drift out quietly into the dark beyond.
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