The straight and narrow

by Michael   Jul 17, 2017

I walk along a path; alone
with only my shadow
trailing me.

Legacies come to
haunt my loneliness...

They stroll with me for
a while; without my
consent; memories of
time spent with others
but now hollow; with only
silence, filling my void.
My ears feel numb; listening emptiness..

my ears, POP!
which gives me a
sense of something,

..I guess.

The wind; brings some
comfort; a feeling of
relief; stroking my hand,


ghosts join; goading,
either-side of me; groaning
with; conceptual offerings.

A comfort break,
tempting me down
a road of darkness; with them
for company..


I decline, as...

I am not!
that desperately


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  • 3 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    "The Stragight And Narrow" By Michael 4 points

    On reading this I had visions of a man walking down a forest path with only his thoughts for company, the wind rustling the leaves of trees creating eerie whispers.

    With regards the last stanza, it is true sometimes we can be alone and yet we will not be lonely,

    A very well worked and captivating piece (4)

  • 3 years ago

    by Britt

    Judging comments: Ha! This poem had a sweet and sassy twist at the end, and that alone is getting my vote. I appreciate the lightheartenedness, especially after the beginning felt so heavy. I was so intrigued and it took me another way. Definitely fun. We often find ourselves seemingly alone but there is always someone out there willing to give us company - and when it's unhealthy, we run! I love this poem. Awesome job!

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    Excellent write, Michael!!

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Ren :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Sadness and quirky humour combined. A lovely piece Michael x

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Milly; )

  • 3 years ago

    by Michael

    Thank you Miss M :)

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