I am putting this up unfinished. I normally polish poems up at least to near-done before I let them out.
If anyone has suggestions or comments (that also work for me) I will be pleased to change this poem to suit :)
If you have visited this before I have made the first change Tuesday 4th May :)
She has stolen all my dreams away,
Butterfly soft wings of fancy gone
To dust with every fancied play
Of played out scenes and picture songs
Now ashes, sacrificial pyre.
She doused my deepest sensual fire
Imagined images of such languid dance,
Jealously expelling all my breathless desires
In the space of one flash bright glance,
Exploded all my symbol masks, end the game.
Her face I crayoned, always the same,
Even before I learned those useless words
That never once hinted even at her name;
The battles fought to find her, wooden swords
And failed expeditions to discover only new.
Memory even almost forgot, evaporated dew
Drops of tears from hearts I broke
Because they were not hers
But then, when even the dream had lost all hope
She appeared, every desire now flesh real, to leave me
Nothing, now that every dream I ever had is true.
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- The unwritten diary
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- The baby circus
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- If I could only write the way she loves me
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I found this difficult to write, not because of the love issue but getting the two things into one place in the slightly schizophrenic way that I was looking for.
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