The resignation of the poet........Verse

No it is the reality of life that
I resign from and not to
I have given up on all else it's
with people I am through

Perhaps the only" touch " can be
by the penning of prose
my hands my heart to never touch again
where only the paper knows

Perhaps a heart can be too sensitive
a soul too much in fear
that fear of rejection and pain
yet always so near

How about you did I love you enough
what have I done so wrong
its just as well the poet says
real life is too damned long

Isolation by self destruction where the
hell is my muse tonight
Just like the touch of a woman
the words just won't be right

Is here the only love I ever will
know again
These words and the smell of the ink
the only friend


Well , I wrote this in about five minutes , just one of those nights ......:-}

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Solace is sometimes felt and needed, yet the time comes when it is good to reach out for companionship with others. I think that is what this verse is saying -- that it is time to reach out. Very well done, Ed.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you Phyllis, kind of crazy tonight ! Unusual for me !......Be well !


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well your last explanatory line explains why it was brilliant -- you did not let your brain muck it up - it was straight from the gut ;-)


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Eric , my brain often does muck up the mind ! kind of a self destruction process I guess ! Thanks for sharing . Happy easter !


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

If you wrote this in five minutes, just think what you could write in fifteen. You wrote about feelings that most people are familiar with in their life, it passes. Go find a club where you can dance and have a ball. Peace...


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Ha ! Ruby , too old for clubs , dancing ? Well maybe cheek to cheek but that's about it ! Happy Easter my dear lady !


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia

Sometimes our most potent and heartfelt writes are the ones that write themselves, this has a lot of depth and emerging emotion... I think it says a lot


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hello Nighthag , You have been around from my beginning ! Thank you ! For all the perfect comments !


nikkij 2 years ago

very good and melancholy some of my best poems are written in five minutes. when the words come you have no choice but to write them even if you have to get up out of bed when you are trying to sleep. Your muse is right beside you like she has always been.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hi Nikki ! Yes you know it girl, and to "know that " at your age , perfect , write on my friend !

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