Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

‘Why have you left me here, alone,’

She said with a tearful eye,

And stared at the the cold and grey headstone

Expecting a cold reply.

The breeze above just rustled the leaves

Of the tree above the grave,

And seemed to say, in its wayward way,

‘There was nothing left to save.’


‘Whatever we had was old and spent

When you turned to another man,

And walked in the park when the sky was dark,

Allowed him to hold your hand.

I happened along the old towpath

So your form I couldn’t miss,

And felt the breath of a kind of death

As you both leaned in, to kiss.’


The boughs of the tree then caught the breeze

Swayed low, and they then unbent,

Reaching on high, to stare at the sky

As the hurt in her cry was rent.

‘I never went for a walk in the park,

That night I was staying in,

You couldn’t have seen what never has been,

So what you saw was my twin.’


The thunder rumbled up in the sky

And mumbled its discontent,

As lightning shattered the grey headstone

When she turned away, and went.

A bough broke off, and fell to the ground

Where a cringing shadow crept,

As she walked alone to an empty home

And the weeping willow wept.


David Lewis Paget

© 2019 David Lewis Paget


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I had to read this several times to comprehend it all. Oh my goodness! Such a sad tale of love!! If reading correctly...he killed himself over what he thought he saw??? Heart tugging piece!! feeling like I want to cry.
But that ending..oh gosh weeping willow wept. I am really entralled with this write! Ill be back to read agin.

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You write the scene so clearly that I can close my eyes and see it.

Posted 4 Days Ago


I had to read this several times to comprehend it all. Oh my goodness! Such a sad tale of love!! If reading correctly...he killed himself over what he thought he saw??? Heart tugging piece!! feeling like I want to cry.
But that ending..oh gosh weeping willow wept. I am really entralled with this write! Ill be back to read agin.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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