Come Back To Me (poem)

Come back to me

Come back to me

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Each night I hear it calling

Past my sleep I hear its voice

Window of illusion

Mirroring some truth

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Come back to me

As I grapple one more drink

Trying to ease unknown

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Come back to me

As I turn toward my pillow

The moments which it heard before

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Whispers repeating

Silence it’s cheating

Light ever fleeting

Forgotten reheating

Beckons completing

Saneness unseating

Mind numbing meeting

Come back to me

Come back to me

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There must be some hope of escape

Each night I hear it calling

But where can I run from myself

Past my sleep I hear its voice

I want to find some conclusion

Window of illusion

But something keeps me confined

Mirroring some truth

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Come back to me

Echoes every heartbeat

Painting every breath

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Come back to me

Some memory

A restless sea

Once use to be

Still roaming free

My agony

My agony

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One more drink my sharpened friend

One more drink to quench this riddle

Come back to me this one more time

Shadow of what use to be

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Crying

Lying

Dying

Come back to me

Come back to me

Comments 13 comments

DJ Anderson 21 months ago

At the end, only regrets and disappointments.

It was not supposed to be this way.

The mirror does not lie.

Martin, this poem is a slap of reality right on the head.

You are still the poem master.

I did so enjoy it.

Thanks,

DJ.


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bravewarrior 21 months ago from Central Florida

Martin, there are so many messages in this poem. I think everyone who reads it will find a connection to a time in their life when their soul was pleading to be grounded and freed of self-induced constraints.

Awesome poem, Martin. One of your best!


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Sunshine625 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

Amazing poem! Your words are a gift to your readers! :)


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bravewarrior 21 months ago from Central Florida

I so wish HP would add a like button. You don't know how many times I've wanted to like someone's comment. Linda's is one I wish I had that opportunity.


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Sunshine625 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

I'm just stating the facts, Sha! :) Martin's limericks have brought so much laughter into my days, even when he goes and gets serious on us...a gift is bestowed :)


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bravewarrior 21 months ago from Central Florida

Like. Click. Sure hope y'all get my intent!


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bigj1969 21 months ago from glasgow

Superb poem,loved every word.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

Lovely poem as always. Voted up(in lieu of "like")


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Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

Amazing poem of a tortured soul. Dramatic and intense. Love it!

Up and more and away

Peace


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MsDora 21 months ago from The Caribbean

A sense of intense struggle. Powerful lines and interesting rhyming. Good poetry!


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travmaj 21 months ago from australia

Gosh, what agony in those words - can't help thinking of Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights...perfect for them.


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aviannovice 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

That drink is very nearly like an old lover, eh? Nice work, as one can feel the pain and the constant needling in the craw...


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vkwok 20 months ago from Hawaii

That was a really intense read.

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