A thought I had about my past, and the troubles that suffocated me. - 24th February 2011.

Run away blues.

Am I the one who pioneered the fight,
Unable to let you repose at night?
Why did I ever run away,
Was it the guilt I had that day?
Am I the one who began to cry,
Not being able to whisper you why?
Am I the one who grits his teeth,
Feeling the world decay beneath?

Then I came back - and you looking so alive,
A magical marvel scintillate your eyes,
I had no volition to leave you behind,
You see - you were always in my mind.

Poetry by John Ashleigh
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Written on 2011-02-24 at 15:50

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karmic justice
This is beautiful.. How do you write so well? Makes me think about my past... not pretty thoughts.. : )

melanie sue
What a way with words...but it is that last line "always on my mind" that sticks in my head.


:):) keep it up dude ;)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done, John. I like the way that the first portion, the unfortunate part, is made up of abrupt lines, while the lower portion, the happy ending, is softer, lusher. The poem itself embodies the improvement in your life.

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Very beautiful poem
with a nice rhyme
Thanks for sharing

Many things we do on impulse we much regret later on.
Wisdom is clear and full in hindsight.
The good thing is revealed in this poem -
we can always return. And when we do, we find life again.

Great title, it really fits the subject matter and you went back! Shame the rhyme was lost a little, i.e. "alight, eyes," but I can't think of anything apart from alive instead of alight, which doesn't actually rhyme either and to be fair nothing is lost from the piece, just my opinionated self talking!

Rob Graber
I like teeth/beneath! Italics or caps would maybe look better than underlining...