I know it seems to start rather abruptly but that was the intention.. and I apologise for the length but please read it through!!


And then he sighed
as she smiled,
and he gazed in wonder
at how she took all the dullness away.
He entwined his fingers in hers
and they walked off into the northern lights:
two angels made for each other,
destined to show us all what we can never have.

So now the curtains shut with a defeaning bang.
The beauty queen rises and looks into herself.
She chokes on her own pitiful tears
as the sweet violins weep at the ending credits
and tug at every one of her heartstrings:
"Rhapsody on a Theme" by the talented Paganini,
the song he always loved,
the song that stole her heart away,
reminding her of the passion she once shared with


But now, things have changed...

her dreams are gray,
a distant memory
of what might have been.

And so she looked at him,
and he looked away,
afraid to let her see him dying inside,
because you can bet that she'd know,
no matter how much he lies,
he'll always love her;
he's just too afraid to try.

So in all of his awkwardness,
he stumbles out of the theatre,
traumatized by such a blatant display
of what he always feared.
He thinks she'll never forgive him,
and as he walks away to the other end of the world,
she fades away into the nothingness
that is the universe.

They are never to be together again,
never to be apart again.

Poetry by Amanda Manmohan
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Written on 2006-09-09 at 02:20

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Olusegun Akanbi
Very good!

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I love this wonderful piece of art! The dramatic visual of "him" being written vertically reminded me of a tear drop. This is a beautiful poem. :) kathy