A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

Deceit lives



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


to dust.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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Honest and good words expressed in the poetry. Also great song. Thank you John for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.

Posted 11 Months Ago

one of your best john,enjoyed it

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Silente

1 Year Ago

My pleasure, John
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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!

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you lovely Mirror

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Added on October 26, 2017
Last Updated on October 29, 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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