The Blight of Unrequited Love

The Blight of Unrequited Love

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
"

Mortal wounds endure.

"

The Blight of Unrequited Love

Unplanned,

atoms collide.

Massive energy is released

as eyes meet

in unification.

Like nuclear fall-out,

particles rain down upon me unseen,

passing into my blood

and devilishly destroying

each and every cell

in my heart.

Until I am weak and sick,

dependent, breathless

confused and consumed.

The winter of my discontent

is filled to the brim

with purple poison

that attacks my brain

with a paralysis

of frustration,

as the physical reaction

and chemistry fails,

and simply..... fizzles away.

And here I will remain,

as the climate change sceptics

refuse to accept global warming,

and my resolve

to shake the earth

with loves eruption

is melted to ice

by such insidious radiation.

And yes, I know,

I am diseased.

 

23/06/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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I hate my skipping eyes. They make me read what is not there (but it's funny sometimes). I read the title as 'The Bliss of Unrequited Love' which is perverse.

I love the use of modern day soundbites which encapsulate so much. Very skilfully done John.


Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Ah you retrobate you, phillistine of unbeleivable propotions! Many thanks Tony, good to see you afte.. read more
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

Haha - I love it!
Great to be back and to see my friends again.
(hugs)
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

You too big guy.
scientific metaphor of love captured my attention and held it good ;) the turn to our demise surprised and bummed me out :(
the brilliance of a nuclear burn must have consequences i suppose ..even for the most romantic among us :(
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you EN.
Stellar use of metaphor in this well written poem John. It's always a pleasure to read your work :) Julie

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much Julie.
To feel that power radiate through your being like a burst of solar energy you cannot control...only to be shut down by nuclear winter. Well said, John. Know the feeling.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ted
Personal global warming....as deadly as the universal sort. Most of us have felt that inner radiation...that purple passion that rises to the top and then lets us down again. Great metaphors in this one. Liked it. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you Lydi for the perfect reflection of this piece.
Once it finally happens, they'll then agree they should have done something. Who left the stable door open.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Donald? Thanks for reading Paul
Every time it happens it takes one back to the the shock and bitterness of the the first abandonment, perhaps in the cradle. No wonder the dismay, the helplessness is almost infantile. Your words convey all of it so powerfully John.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much dearest Divya
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

You are welcome John
A passionate attack upon those who are foolish enough to deny climate change. Fine write that fits exactly the way I see it...

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

thank you so much Leslie.
Powerful description for the emotion of love. Love will steal our mind and heart. No weakness in the outstanding poetry my friend John.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Many thanks you for reading Coyote
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I enjoyed this one. You are welcome my friend.
You have a wonderful way with words. Your poems are always so fun to read. The word choice and their meanings when put together are superb. Good stuff!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Pia

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Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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