Left Alone By The Riverside

By BleedSilver

I can find no solace in
Words we have lost between us again
I can find no justice in these empty feelings;

I can find no comfort lying in my bed alone,
Waiting to hear the haunting scream of a deadened phone,
I cannot whisper “I am fine” to myself.

I am the dandelion, you the rose,
Trapped in silence, a bitter pose
My indifference a sham;

My repulsive words and face of stone
Is only a fake, a mask of bone…
My only way to live with myself,

Is to be free to fly the winds of eternity’s many skies,
Mortality my only boundary I see in my mind,
I am not fine or any semblance of this word.

I am the river that can never look back,
For fear of seeing your reflection intact…
This tainted water only flows forward;

For once only the river can guide me,
For once I only wish I could see
The future, the past, you and me…

Caged, blanketed by guilt and blame
Maybe we can try to feel the same
One day on the river’s edge;

We can sit and be at peace
For ourselves at least,
And view the setting sun into eternity.

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Copyright 2005 Mike Duffy
Published on Sunday, April 3, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: The way that I could relate, just made it all the more beautiful.

  • A former member wrote: i actually cried but then again i have been crying all day. great write

  • PoeticMindBlow On Wednesday, June 1, 2005, PoeticMindBlow (23)By person wrote:

    BreathTakingly Beautiful

  • Serenity On Tuesday, May 31, 2005, Serenity (476)By person wrote:

    I am truly speechless. Beautiful beyound expression.

  • Stormcomin On Thursday, April 21, 2005, Stormcomin (33)By person wrote:

    A truely masterful write! Excellent!

  • Angst Queen On Sunday, April 17, 2005, Angst Queen (375)By person wrote:

    I need to check my vital signs here because I think you just killed me with this. Incredible write, beautiful...

  • Rain In The Willows On Tuesday, April 5, 2005, Rain In The Willows (1060)By person wrote:

    bloody christ Mikey this is fucking incredible....just wow. Scholar

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