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A mans best friend

A mans best friend

A Poem by Glen's not so clean slate

Contemplating life, mistakes, and missing someone dear

Candle burning so bright tonight
Lemon blossom and sage
Bitter and sweet
With Hints of rage
I stare at the flame so intent
It smells a bit like you
I reminisce of times a past
Time where a mans best friend
Was not my only company
On this new spring Saturday night
At least the cold is leaving now
As I sail into the mystic in my mind
Thinking of the one I left behind
A mans best friend is all I need now
I suppose
Not a dog
No furry friend
But a handle of whiskey
Is all that can mend
And in the midnight hour
I sit
What's a man to do
But be utterly, totally
thankful for ye

© 2017 Glen's not so clean slate

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Ah love be gone and drink in hand. Drowning sorrow
The best you can.

This has a deep emotional feel and I love the use of smell to bring about those memories.

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Nowt like a good bottle of Monkey Shoulder and feeling sorry for oneself

Posted 3 Months Ago

You are a truly gifted poet. It's like new age Rabbie Burns. I love it

Posted 7 Months Ago

but that handle of whiskey may only fetch trouble and more tears...we might drown in them...
but still...when we are deep in the abyss of sorrow...we don't care...we just take those swigs...and pat the bottle on the neck...

Posted 7 Months Ago

"Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic"
Beautiful, vulnerable poem of lost love regrets drowned in a "handle of whiskey"...lyrical, eloquent language "times a past" that could be a song. Exquisite imagery fills the senses. Heart-breakingly lovely. Well-penned sir. Kudos!

Posted 7 Months Ago

Glen's not so clean slate

7 Months Ago

Colour me impressed, lass
Annette Pisano-Higley

7 Months Ago

And I as well.
Silly nonsense I know!!!!!!

Posted 7 Months Ago

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8 Reviews
Added on September 2, 2017
Last Updated on September 5, 2017
Tags: Haste, waste


Glen's not so clean slate
Glen's not so clean slate

Hi I’m Glen. I tend to write it as it first comes to me in a stream of consciousness fashion and make little edits. Accept it or do not. I am just here to WRITE. Feel free to leave a review and .. more..