by Michael   Aug 23, 2017

I drift aimlessly, through a valley floating, upon a shallow stream
of hope.
The sombre moon; casts a shadow of emptiness,
a reminder of how I feel
without you,


..stretches the length of my misery;
plagued with the perpetual absence
of your love.

A drought; which I feel no stranger
to; but the pain wrenches my guts,
and is as close to you; as can I feel
within this vacancy

A void; that once filled the atmosphere; atmosphere,
which felt alive; with you.
The air; an aroma of fresh lavender
that you always bathed in,
and you would snuggle up
close to me.

I would breathe
you in...


...sensation through my lungs.

Your radiant personality; so rich and colourful,
like that of a rose; unfurling; bursting
with beauty; with warmth that
blossomed your affection.

Petals; brushed your
softness upon
my lips.


now there is not even
trickle of you; my throat
feels so dry!

The sparse moisture which now fills the air,
only dampens my spirit further,
as I sink down and lower through;
this desolate canyon; and the risk
I face of running aground, and
being stuck in this...

..damned rut!...


...haunted by the sound of my tears;
echoing as they rattle around
in my hollow heart.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I so totally agree. Excellent write. Take care

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Dagma

  • 3 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    This is love wrapped in painful memory and unable
    to let go because those lovely memories themselves become
    a nightmare when the person we love leaves...heart wrenching
    and moving.

    Well done on the HM!

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Meena for your words, which are always deep with emotions

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    Definitely a master piece Michael

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Em :)

  • 3 years ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    This is wonderful Michael. I really enjoyed reading it - X

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Angela, I'm pleased you enjoyed reading :)x

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, beautiful, that's all, and I am so happy it's nominated.

    • 3 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Brenda :)

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