Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


Do You Remember?


I left my life with you, do you remember?
That hollow day of sharpened rain and even sharper words.
Each step I took away from you, each leaden pace, defeated me.
Your voice, once soft and lyrical, now cold and forged from steel.

I left my heart with you, do you remember?
The days of love we'd shared lay smashed and littered with accusations.
Those eyes in which I'd often bathed, now but a swollen tempest,
Your smile, which made the Sun shine bright, now turned to blackened stone.

I left my dreams with you, do you remember?
Sweet promises we'd made, of carefree days and endless love,
Now turned to words that liars speak, meaningless and empty.
Your touch, once warm and gentle, now sharp as razor blades.

I left my faith with you, do you remember?
The trust entwined with love and understanding,
Now mixing with the sodden earth to build a final resting place.
Your kiss, once sweet with promise, now poisoned with Goodbye.

I thought that you would seek me out one day, and bring my treasures back to me,
But No!
I've lived bereft of life
I've lived with silence in my breast
I've lived with black and dreamless sleep
I've lived a faithless, loveless life.
I left it all with you.
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Submitted: Monday, November 19, 2012

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A study of painful relationship breakdown

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  • Janet Budd (1/7/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    Your serious side's touch is very strong, disillusion cannot be diluted, can it! (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (12/25/2012 6:06:00 PM)

    Ouch! Felt this one like a punch to the belly! I feel for anybody who has ever felt this way.
    Group hug anybody? ?
    This is beautifully written [3 (Report) Reply

  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (12/15/2012 2:29:00 AM)

    Very touching. A great departure from your lyrical whimsical self. Very powerful, full of feeling and sadness and loss. A simply beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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