The Light Stays Off.

 

 

Life’s joy walked in softly, secretly:

gifted me contentment, light shone 

in all things.

 

For so short a time.

 

It stole you away knocked me

down, left me to crawl on the

floor of darkness

 

deaf to the song of life, imprisoned,

held by the arms of the lost.

 

A glimmer, a chink of light bleeds in,

a false friend skilled in trickery or

the song of a Siren to dash me

against the rocks?

 

Fear takes my hand, whispered 

warnings haunt me.

And I say

 

The light stays off.

 

© sweetwater 2021
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Dodgem

I’ve just come to this – been out off site for a week; so yes, I found it spoke directly to me. A lot of the poems posted are not in my style (whatever that is!!), and I’m appreciating the differences.

Griffonner

Bless! Understandable attitude to the circumstances. Nicely phrased, and nicely told – even if it was not a nice place to be.
Allen

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