Lost moments

by Milly Hayward   Mar 15, 2016


Music pulls tightly at my soul
follows me out as I stroll
chases the dragons of my mind
to outer life it makes me blind
haunts my dreams and memories
of times gone by unanswered pleas

Melody paints to me a scene
what is now and once has been
music can't take away the pain
it expands emotional drain
Without warning you went away
why was it you couldn't stay

Thunderous waves over my heart
bitter tones that make me smart
spirit twirls in circles sink
tears prickling I'm on the brink
falling over cliff top edge
broken smashed under sandy ledge

Memories fading out of reach
music takes away my speech
Bereft of joy empty inside
No-one saw it I had my pride
Outer visage now serene
No pain will they ever glean

As darkness washes over me
the light is fading I can see
gently close my heart and soul
bolster up with heaps of coal
through the shadow of my grave
hear the music glad heavens wave

(c) 2016 MJM Hayward

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  • 1 month ago

    by Matt

    Excellent, I really enjoy your poems

  • 2 months ago

    by Joanna Allanson

    I also really love the first stanza of this poem "chases the dragons of my mind" Love it! As Sampreeth commented the rhythm that is maintained throughout really keeps this poem flowing.

  • 3 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Music is so deeply personal and it's so hard to explain what certain songs can make a person feel, but that's what you've done here and I love it! Such great imagery! =^.^=

  • 4 months ago

    by Sampreeth kotian

    Hi Milly !!! This is such a beautiful poem.. I loved your writing style.. And the sheer rhythm you maintained through out... I aim for the same when I write too.

  • 5 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I've a little thinking time tonight so trying to catch up on things and read a little of love, loss, hate and joy for all things are contained within.

    So glad I stumbled on this gem by you. The music will always play and sometimes it's a sad melody, yet you can still dance to it.

    Craig x

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments Craig. It's such a real pleasure for me to hear that you enjoyed reading my poem. Thank you Milly x

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