Shadow

Shadow

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
"

Deceit lives

"

Shadow

Erstwhile lovers

cannot breathe

submerged in

the subterfuge

of deceit.

They have to

look deep

into one another's eyes.

They have to feel

the breath,

the longing

and the conviction

of love.

But this you

cannot do,

you seek excuses

but after so

many lost years

these wear thin.

And your reality

fades

to dust.

 

26/10/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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one of your best john,enjoyed it

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Ron
This had not a wasted syllable or letter... Every single piece of it was nailed down with taunt strings of deceit... The painful reality of brokenness hugs us like a dark apparition, or shadow... Disappearing in suns dust... Starkly penned...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Silente
Silente

3 Weeks Ago

My pleasure, John
a tragic picture ..all those years struggling in untruth :( perfect title ... most certainly we have all tried to "make things work" ... ending up wasting more than can be paid ... i like this poem a lot!
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Weeks Ago

yes I agree "E' a tragic picture. many thanks.
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

i just noticed Mirror's review about the title...isn't it just wonderful how we can see things so di.. read more
yes true. how painful to look into someone eyes and still lie! It is painful.

I would have preferred you use the title "Deceit"

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


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John Alexander McFadyen

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you lovely Mirror

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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