Goodbye!

Goodbye!

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

There comes a day when a love that’s frail

Will shatter at a touch,

No matter how long it’s been that way

And has hung together, just,

The storm that gathers at eye and lip

Bursts out of a clear blue sky,

In a day of rage that will turn the page

And will leave you asking why?

 

The clouds will gather, the lightning strike

And the swift torrential rain,

Will tear apart an uncertain heart

And will douse your love with pain,

It matters not if you back away

Or appease a fevered mind,

For words are said that in truth are bled

From a feeling most unkind.

 

You’re torn apart in a retrospect

Of the years you thought were fine,

But now discover that ancient lover

Was keeping tabs on time,

It seems that nothing was ever right

That you did in years before,

The cruel asides and the parting jibes

As they slam that final door.

 

It taints the best of your memories

It empties feelings inside,

It’s like a war with an empty core

Tossed in a sea of pride,

But even then when you can’t pretend

That the end is worth a sigh,

The saddest sound in that dismal round

Is that final word, ‘Goodbye!’

 

David Lewis Paget


© 2015 David Lewis Paget



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Once again your work has left me asking for more, I have no idea how you remain so consistent with such beautiful work. The introduction "There comes a day when a love that’s frail
Will shatter at a touch" just reeled me in, excellent work.

Warren Daniel


Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

An very consistent write up.An excellent piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Again... you have stirred that within me... Your word introduce feelings, thoughts and emotion... I am in awe of your ability..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent piece of work!!! I want to see more works by this author!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
alf
Hi David Lewis Paget. I am sooo a sucker for rhymed verse. This heavily emotive outpouring is beautifully crafted, with seemingly simplistic ease. Loved it, loved the plea for understanding and loved the flow of the telling, alf

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

A wonderful write! It has such a classical feel, so full of depth and emotion. Enjoyed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David, a fantastic read which you always excel. you are in a league of your own!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is awesome. Great work.
It seems that nothing was ever right
That you did in years before,
The cruel asides and the parting jibes
As they slam that final door.
So good. I bow to you, sir.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem has such resonance with life that I dumbfounded at its truthfulness and clarity. It cpould not have been written more purposefully .................... its a master piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
...
David, haven't been here in a while. Life, you know how it goes as your writing highly indicates :) You a gifted, well seasoned artist. Your wisdom is resounding

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A really touching poem. I love the flow of ideas you have. Time seem to be the governor of all. In time, it all ends. I loved the poem and connected with it well.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

2269 Views
58 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 3 Libraries
Added on February 25, 2015
Last Updated on March 10, 2015
Tags: clouds, retrospect, tabs, final

Author

David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



About
more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..