A Poem by David Lewis Paget

Words flutter by us,
Caught in their moments,
Words sent to try us,
‘Loss’ and ‘Elopements’,
Some may inspire us,
Others may burn,
Once they decry us
They never return.

Some were left out there,
When I was young,
Caught in the frost where
My youth was undone.
Some may pass by me
More often, and then,
Echo in silence and
Drip from my pen.

Where do they float to,
That is the mystery,
Some learnt by rote to
Be writ in each history,
Others elude us but
Catch at our breath,
Slide in our coffins and
Hound us to death.

While we are ever
Living and breathing,
Some words should never
Be heard, one is ‘Leaving’,
Three words are only
Both honest and true,
Should one be left lonely,
And those, ‘I love you.’

David Lewis Paget

© 2018 David Lewis Paget

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I am enjoying rolling this passage around on my tongue and in my mystery places. "Some may pass by me more often and then echo in silence and drip from my pen" That is absolutely beautiful.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Bit of a change here I sense. Something sentimental.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Truly beautifully inspiring verse. Another masterpiece from our Poet Laureate. Bravo

Posted 12 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A different form of writing from what I read...but still good...good job...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Great poem here! Always like your flow.

Posted 1 Year Ago

yes indeed ..i like the slightly freer form of this ..compared to your other poetry ... we have such power in words ...i think of the Biblical account of creation...God speaks...and it is so ... hasty words .. angry words ..lying words ..have an instant effect that is not forgotten by men ..maybe forgiven..but rarely forgotten ... and as you so fluidly bring your readers to a simple and eloquent truth ... love is where its at ... the final analysis strips us and accuses us of everything else i think ... but ... we shall see right?! :) i enjoyed this rather lighter presentation of deeper and meaningful truths .. nice one

Posted 1 Year Ago

I agree my good friend.
"Both honest and true,
Should one be left lonely,
And those, ‘I love you.’"
Your words wonderful and true. Thank you David for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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7 Reviews
Added on January 5, 2018
Last Updated on January 6, 2018
Tags: words, inspire, echo, lonely


David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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