Out Of Reach

Out Of Reach

A Poem by Forgotten

With outstretched arms I take in your spectral being, 
The cold essence of your life,
A fractured hand upon time itself murmurs in your heart,
Tainted by it's cycles,
Where are you my beloved?
The land beneath my feet means nothing now,
When my stars refuse to shine, 
You are beyond the door easily opened,
The door most feared,
I cannot be where you are,
With these hands of the coward. 

You are ethereal in my disillusioned state of being,
Your silent footsteps do not wake me,
Though I know you are here,
The presence of your foreboding dread lingers,
Driving my mind into a state of materialistic torture, 
The stain blots upon my soul,
Spreading as the loneliness engulfs, 
The hands of the coward become the palms of a victim, 
Stifled by the very silence I created,
I was your life,
Now I'm trapped behind my doors.    

© 2014 Forgotten

Author's Note


I Can't make it Rain by Malukah (Judith de les Santos)

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surreal, chilling writing - atmospheric and heavy - like the darkening skies before the rain. Well penned.

Posted 4 Years Ago

"You are beyond the door easily opened,
The door most feared,"- I like this contradiction

Your repeated mention of hands emphasizes your need to grasp what is in the past. Interesting read.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Sad, painful, peaceful, very dramatic in a great way. Very touching and gave me an indescribable feeling...,

Posted 4 Years Ago

I have stood before that door myself. What amazing words constructed into this painful and somber poem that is written in a way that the reader can relate to what is being said. A poem that makes us grieve for the loneliness and leaving us wanting to know whether there is a future beyond those doors.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Ooo that's painful i can't feel it. Good job. That was wonderful

Posted 4 Years Ago

oh man what a painful poem, I can feel the gut wrenching hurt in every line… nice work.

Posted 4 Years Ago

I really enjoyed this magnificnt writing. It's melancholic, tragic and emotional. Wonderful construction of lines and very touching. Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Quite sad but very good poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This poem made me ache with longing for love. It was very deep, written in an otherworldly ease and anguish. Beautiful, sad, amazing. Great poem John!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Wow. That was deep. It hit me hard and I felt the love and longing and loneliness. Well done friend. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Added on April 9, 2014
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