Retrospect

Retrospect

 

Drop by drop I sipped

from the wine of love

Never noticed how

my lips turned blue

Bit by bit I partook

from passion’s loaf

Failed to see when

it grew cold and stale

Brick by brick

I built castles in the air

But forgot to take care

termites of mistrust laid them bare

Thread by thread I wove

this tapestry of life

But closed my eyes to the

moths of strife

Knew not when

my knight’s shining armour

Turned red with rust

While his white steed

turned to grey dust

Little by little it all dawns on me

as I turn and look back,

woe is me!

Seam by seam I unravel

the knots in my heart

Beam by beam I tear down

 our love story apart.

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The above poem was written for http://dversepoets.com/   OpenLinkNight ~ February 2014.

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37 thoughts on “Retrospect

    • So true!Thank you for reading Mary-have had no time since last nite but am off to read and comment on as many as i can as soon as I finish responding to the comments on mine:-)

    • I agree-reading positive things about love gives us all hope for most of us love to believe in the magic of love :-)Thank you so much for reading and the feedback Bjorn”:-)

    • I so agree Brian and yes it is a daily effort -like watering a plant but sadly few understand that.Thank you so much for the feedback and the read–have had no time since last nite but am off to read and comment on as many as i can as soon as I finish responding to the comments on mine:-)

  1. This is so sad! I love the imagery and metaphors throughout, but especially “termites of mistrust” – that says so much about the destructive nature of mistrust. Funny how we often see the ruins when looking back, but can’t see things tumbling down when were in the midst of it!

    • Thank you my dear-yes it is true-sigh!And hey,so glad to see that you won -congrats-very well deserved and happy that Sam & me voted correctly ;-)Will mail you today,tc xx

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