Life began,
as autumn fell, 
And the leaves turned to ice on the pavement. 
Shadows shortened,
The earth went stale
And cold darkness filled every moment

As summer arrived
And the earth turned bleak
Despair peppered the path laid before me
Water pelted the earth
And the leaves turned weak,
Littered corpses of love strewn beneath me

Lost and alone, 
With a grimacing soul
Trading pieces of me with the seasons
Futures wasted on hate,
Dreams darkened in cold,
Winter ripping my mind of all reason

Night fled the sky
And the shadows retracted
Darkness left, to you standing above me
Empowering my hope,
With devotion requited
And a future that stretched far beyond me

Your hands were soft
And the warmth of your smile
Lit fires behind eyes that were lonely 
Your taste and your touch
Stretched metres to miles
Giving love. Giving hope. Giving glory

All I wanted was you
All I hoped for was you,
Our lives are a journey together
From season to months
Your strength sees me through 
With a love that will last til forever


◄ Gaslight

Shadows ►


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Shifa Maqba

Wed 19th Aug 2020 07:49

You weaved such a winsome imagery with your words. Glorious!

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Tue 18th Aug 2020 20:37

Your poetry speaks to my hopelessly romantic soul. Thanks for sharing. 🖤

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Paul Sayer

Tue 18th Aug 2020 16:51

Everything has its season and every season has its things.
Some good, some bad, some last just instant, others drive you mad.

I just hope that all your tomorrows are full of joy and less of sad.

Your poetry will keep you sane Gary, of that you can always depend.


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keith jeffries

Tue 18th Aug 2020 16:42


This poem had the feel of an odyssey, an emotional conundrum. I detect that these words are not all that could be said. A poem with an element of mystery attached to it.

I enjoyed this and thank you


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