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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 honeydew
You said you would be forever 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 would abate in time
But long I have waited, beyond my prime
Gone are the glory crown time embossed
Now silvery grey touched by winter frost
But deep in the soul, a fire rage
It may flicker, but never die with age
How fast those truant years have flown
Still, no other love my soul have known
Since the day you claimed it for your own
Here, in this place where your shame was sown
The Day Her World Stopped Turning
I saw you kissed her sweet ruby lips
Stroked them softly, with your fingertips
Fledgeling heart that never learnt to fly
Lay broken beneath a balcony high
She left you a sad and lonely man
Still, in the place where it all began
Where vile agent of corruption rules
The ghosts of those, lust played for fools.
As the ember fades in yonder sky
She turned to bid misery goodbye
A ragged spectre whom she once held dear
Stepped through the strange 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
Do you still remember your first love?
© 2015 Jo Alexis-Hagues