Saturday, 1 August 2015

Like a dying river

My strength is now sapped

Like a dying river
All shallows with no depth
A struggling fish reeled in
Then dying of grief

All my old bones ache
I collapse from within
A mask is torn from me
My true self revealed

What a hopeless wreck
Once radiant sun now dim
Shining no more for me
A lion with no teeth

Off the beaten track
Longing for that dim past
To emerge once again
But that's not to be

For you have long gone

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  1. Goodness me, this is a sad poem!

  2. Oh gosh how sad. Gone but never to be forgotten.

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  3. Sadness mixed with acceptance and regret. This is strong work, OE. I like where you took the words.

  4. Collapsing from within and a lion with no teeth....some strong imagery here, Robin! Powerful.