Never go Back; My Response to a Writing Challenge By Bill Holland AKA Billybuc: The Door to Nowhere
A Poem; Never Go Back!!
This poem was written in response to a writing challenge by Bill Holland, a.k.a., Billybuc, a published author and inspirational motivator on Hubpages. Bill's quest is to help fledgling writers learn to spread their wings and fly.
Although I've taken part in several HP challenges in the past, initially, I decided to pass on this one, but having read some of the exceptional work already submitted, I decided to give it a go.
The rules for this challenge as set by Bill are quite simple:
- Use the visual photo prompt provided, a picture depicting the Door to Nowhere.
- The challenge should begin with the sentence. " Was it really only yesterday."
For this challenge, I decided to write a poem.
This poem is about good love gone bad. Childhood sweethearts promises to love forever. He cheated, she left the neighbourhood, but returned many years later.
In the Autumn of her life, the fire still burns, she never found that special love again. Hoping to find closure, she returns to the place beneath the balcony where she witnessed her lover's indiscretion, and ran away so many years ago. However, the years were not kind to her faithless lover.
Will she show pity and stay, or will she fly away? I must add, this is pure fiction. I hope you enjoy the poem, your comments are always important to me, and will be much appreciated.
Never Go Back
Was it really only yesterday,
We stole each moment and seized the day?
You were the sun, the moon and the stars,
Jupiter, Mars the heavens were ours.
'twas forever love, I pledged to you
Midst kisses sweeter than honey dew.
You said your heart would be ever true
Love is the light that always shines through.
I was much too young to comprehend
Just how swiftly forever would end.
They said that pain will abate in time,
But long I have waited, beyond my prime
Gone, the glory black crown, now embossed
With silver grey, touched by winter frost.
Yet; deep in the soul, a fire rage,
That will not flicker and die with age
How fast those truant years have flown!!
No other love my soul have known,
Since the day you claimed it for your own
In this house of shame, you're all alone.
The Day Her World Stopped Turning
I saw you kissed her sweet ruby lips.
Stroked them softly, with your finger tips
Fledgeling heart that never learned to fly
Lay Broken beneath a balcony high
She left you, a sad and lonely man
In this hovel where it all began,
Where vile agents of corruption rules
Over ghosts of those, lust played for fools.
As last ember fades in yonder sky
She turned to bid misery goodbye
A ragged spectre stood and stare
Through the open door that leads nowhere
Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away?
Spread Your Wings and Fly
They say, the first cut is the deepest
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© 2015 Jo Alexis-Hagues
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