And he never woke up

Did the road run out?

did the next corner turned

offer the same skyline?


Or did your courage falter?

did a little voice 

turn you homeward?


To certainty,

to boredom,

back to the start.


Where that same little voice

first spoke to you,

and tricked you into recklessness.


Where it promised you adventure’s

in exotic wanderings,

and stole your future for a stab at romance.


And how now, do you feel?

glancing in life’s rear view mirror,

enlightened, frightened, alone?


So you’ll turn out the lights

and dream of the desert,

and maybe wake up in reality.



◄ Fidelis ad mortem

At the edge ►


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suki spangles

Fri 30th Sep 2016 00:22

David, Thank you also for your kind words and feedback, most recently for The Transcendentalist. What else can I say? Cheers, Suki

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 28th Sep 2016 07:14

Thanks Ray and Suki,

for your generous comments and encouragement.


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suki spangles

Tue 27th Sep 2016 16:14

And how now, do you feel?
glancing in life’s rear view mirror,
enlightened, frightened, alone?

Brilliant David. Thanks for sharing.

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Tue 27th Sep 2016 15:00

I'd like to add my marvel to the above David. I feel like a skin has been ripped away and left the soul exposed to get this much revelation in a poem.


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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 27th Sep 2016 13:29

Thanks so much to you all X.

Sorry that isn't a response worthy of your praise. I do really appreciate your reading and comments.

Love to all,


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Tue 27th Sep 2016 12:12

..looks like those bastards, "Regret" and "WhatMightHaveBeen" who only obscure the view to "TheWayThingsAre". It seems like they have a way of omitting crucial parts of the past to come up with some incomplete equation for the present. I hope that makes sense. x

The idea of the future being stolen really brings the whole piece into focus, for me.


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Martin Elder

Tue 27th Sep 2016 10:26

Love this one David, right from the title, that inner voice marvellous. I think Stu is right pointless to go on any further.

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Stu Buck

Tue 27th Sep 2016 09:54

excellent stuff david. love the idea of it being the same voice, both taunting someone into an adventure then offering a myriad of reasons not to go. very clever. seems pointless going any further, as your work is always so enjoyable.

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