The Blight of Unrequited Love

The Blight of Unrequited Love

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

Mortal wounds endure.


The Blight of Unrequited Love


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.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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when that purple passion is unrequited---there is no way to let go of the combustion...

love the metaphors in this.
our own global warming within the heart...but the other denies it, or just doesn't notice the same thing we do.

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your insights Jacob.
from love to the down fall,,not really love then my friend

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Ah, as it says on the tin, unrequited love. Thanks Ron.

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Added on June 23, 2017
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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..


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