I know your face

I know your face so very well

It will be with me to the end

Skimming beneath the surface

of a reality without amends

 

Across the frozen wastelands

Of a soul with no defence

In a heart compressed by living

A life full of pretence

 

Like a bystander of the future

Breathing tainted air of the past

In a fitful sleep of unawareness

At the wrong end of the looking glass

 

In every scene played out by love

Across the mercurial sky above

Against the cliff face of every thought

Adrift in the wash

That drags my heart  to shore

 

This is the way of things

Stars shimmer but never bring

A ray of light to lead the way

Towards the wishing of any day

 

I know your face so very well

It will be with me to the end.





Poetry by Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-01-22 at 18:15

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2020-02-03


Katniss
Beautiful! You delivered it well
Thank you for sharing!
2020-01-24


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
I like this a lot
it flows beautifully
2020-01-22