The Last Dance

The Last Dance

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

Sometimes avoiding reality is easier for some.


The Last Dance

I accept the slings and arrows

as you judge me daily.

As you take my vellum words

and breathe new meaning into them,

and into me.

As you deconstruct my intention

and reconstruct your famous

misty walls where you withdraw

to the safety of your fairy life.

Depart with a courtesy,

a sweet smile and a sigh,

to a dell where you cavort

from oaken bark to oaken bark

spreading angel dust verse

upon all of those

who would simply reinforce

your construct of love

and giving of oneself,

with naive platitudes.

Me I now deflate,

the last balloon at the party,

swept up and nonchalantly trashed

as the lights fade.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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parting is a sweet sorrow john,did i say sweet

Posted 9 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

9 Months Ago

You certainly said sweet Ron but sweet it ain't dear friend. Many thanks.

9 Months Ago

yes my friend,i am well aware of the pain you share
Really well painted beau who has had his heart broken here John. I can see him with head hanging low (have been that beau) wondering was it all in his imagination. Sad write dude. But good write dude.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Tony Jordan

10 Months Ago

Have you got the crisps and beer in for Nibiru coming round?
John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Nah 24th September we have a big game against London Irish so the world can't end on 23rd Lol!
Tony Jordan

10 Months Ago

Haha - thats the best response I've heard to all this baloney. lol !

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Added on September 20, 2017
Last Updated on September 20, 2017


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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