A view no more

by Michael   Nov 29, 2017

I am restoring my dignity now;
left tainted by your conceited ethos.

Your narcissism spilled;
upon the vision, we
created together.

the picture upon
our canvas started
to fade, when my back
was turned.

Pigments of envy-
blotched our view.

A scene of happiness;


lilies wept from their vase;
feathers wilted from
our wings.

An achromic sky
fell, with the river;
running into a void.

a picture that once
held our vibrant dreams;
drained from my heart.

Dripping, onto
the palette of
your envy..


the colours of our
love had chance
to dry.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    I agree, this is so beautifully written! Another amazing write by you, dear Michael!

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Ren :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ah Michael *sigh* ... so sad and so relatable. Also so beautifully written with lovely artistic metaphors. I sometimes think that 'envy' should be the opposite of 'love' as it kills it every time! :-) x

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Hey Miss Kitty :) thank you and yes you are probably right x

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, sadly beautiful. I felt your mood throughout. Well done -

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Brenda :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by ddavidd

    Such a well put piece of poetry Michael as always.

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Frank and for reading my poem :)

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Brilliant work Michael.

    This was a grapefruit poem for me, as much as enjoyed it you can't escape the tinge of bitterness.

    Hope you and yours are all good


    Ps narcissism can only exist in the mind, for to be true to life and yourself "everything means everything" some people don't get that. Hey ho it's their loss.

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Hi fella :)

      yes you are right. Thank you for your comments. All good this end, hope you are too mate :)

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