Love Not Gone

by Jack Nightengale   Dec 1, 2016

So long had he been lost,
she waited for him at any cost.

Calling out his name,
only for her shouts to be drowned in the rain.
Had there been forcing toying with her like it was a game?
Still she endured all of the pain.

A lover lost to time and war,
word returned to her ears from afar.
The broken widow wept for weeks,
until her tears turned to blood running down her cheeks.

"Are still here, with your arms around me?
clinging to the light that keeps the darkness at bay?
Will you show yourself so that I may see?
Or, are you gone too far away?"

She asked to the hollows of her lonely home,
no answer was giving, not even the sound of mice would roam.
Her heart shattered into little shards,
like a flimsy house made out of cards.

"Oh, how I long for just the memory of the taste from your lips,
Even in death, I wish to feel the icy grip of your fingertips.
Please my love just answer me,
I refuse to live on without clarity!"

Still her words fell short upon deaf ears,
yet she carried on for a few more years.
Just when all hope had seemed to be lost,
her bedroom window had become covered in frost.

Written within the icy glass,
words that brought clarity at last.
The weeping widow could finally rest peacefully,
knowing that her love would never go easily.

Many morning passed since then,
but, her love never returned again.
a cold chilled her down to the bone,
but, she accepted that her love was never really gone.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Renegade Angel

    This poem reminds me of the legend of the Lady in White. The chill and iciness could be felt from within. Lovely.

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard


    This really is a chilling/haunting piece of poetry from you that kept me gripped until the end.
    Tinged with a dreadful sadness throughout, but that is coupled with real hope at the end.
    Those we love are, after all, 'never really gone'.

    All the best - I hope you are well,


  • 3 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I really like this poem, your meter is great and I love your word choice in this piece, a sad but beautiful write filling the reader full of questions and self reflections, i'm glad I fell onto your profile. Great job!

    • 3 years ago

      by Jack Nightengale

      Thank you so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it

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