No Take Backs

Wearisome
I am
knowledge
needy
think not
aware I am
hiding
desire
constant reassurance
child like
wonder
ease of love
striped
torn asunder
innocence lauded
betrayed
I cry
tears
hollow
told
not the same
never the same
always the same
hello
good-bye
why do you hurt me
make me cry?
Stoic
chin up
see not
blurred vision
watch
walking away
nary a look back
so long
fare thee well
never come back
you hear?
 
©March 11/21
Picture is my Own

Melancholic Memories

Remembrances
days past
times of yore
yearned for
thought of
sitting on the floor.
Laughter rings
dancing in the rain
adults as children did act
leaping
building sand castles.
Innocence regained
if for a moment.
Thunder ripped
lightening roared
shattered peace
brutal fears
waves crash upon the shore
torn asunder
adrift
lost to one another.
Sip from wine
tears track
within these pages
rose pressed
slowly turns to dust.
©May 27/20
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