Fugitive

Fugitive

A Poem by Robert Ray


I flee and hide;

My true feelings,

Concealed behind

A joke, a grin.

 

Your frown pursues,

Denying my escape,

Almost breaks through,

Until I’m gone again.

 

My desperate path,

No destination,

No strategy,

No courage.

 

A stolen heart,

Broken constitutions,

Unarmed, unarmored,

Bleeding, dying.

 

No will to fight,

Nowhere to hide,

No time to mend. 

In my shadow, I cower.

 


© 2018 Robert Ray



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i like the straight forward language and the story told completely in few lines and verse ..with room to "fill in" as one is so inspired to do so... i like it... so relatable to all the broken people who have become a little timid in the relationship department ..
E.

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Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Thus far, my third most popular poem on this site, probably for the reason you mentioned.. read more



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Splendid. The feeling of total loss, abandonment, loneliness. Maybe a first love? The love of my life?

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Right off the bat I like your style. Can't wait to read more of your work. This is dope and clever writing that fits flush. Digging the title too.

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Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thanks much! I look forward to reading your reviews.
duff

1 Week Ago

You are very welcome. Nice job!
i like the straight forward language and the story told completely in few lines and verse ..with room to "fill in" as one is so inspired to do so... i like it... so relatable to all the broken people who have become a little timid in the relationship department ..
E.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Thus far, my third most popular poem on this site, probably for the reason you mentioned.. read more
During my active drug addiction, I felt like a damn fugitive running from self, family and the world. thanks for sharing this wonderful write.

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading, Roxane, and sharing your thoughts. Always appreciated.
we so often hide behind a mask and I can’t help but wonder how much more ‘real’ life would be if everyone was just true to themselves, I really connected with this poem I think it really encourages the reader to ‘feel’ hope that made sense

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. It's good to know it speaks to you.
i loved the way the whole thing penned out, it went with a flow, nice work Robert :)

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.
this reminds me of my younger days watching the TV series The Fugitive....David Janssen trying to out run LT. Girrard.....but this is poetically describing the heart, staying in the shadows trying to avoid being caught by love...
quite like this one.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, sir. I always appreciate you taking time to read my newest attempt at poetry.
Excellent, clean and simple! Love the way it defines our hiddenness (feelings/thoughts) and turns us into fugitives. Always very interesting to read what you are dabbling in! No criticism here. Great write up, cheers!

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks very much! I greatly appreciate you taking time to read and share your thoughts.
yep - I'm with other readers here. The free verse is not quite free though... there is still that neatness, that uniformity of syllable usage which makes it not just a good read, but attractive too? Does that make sense? I like to think it's not just the sounds of the words read out loud (or in your mind) which paint the picture, but the sight and pattern of them on the page too...

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. All good points, and things to consider as I grow as a writer. Much appreciated.
The poem honest and true thoughts made the reader feel the regret and accepting sad ending. No wasted lines or thoughts my friend. Thank you Robert for sharing your amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Coyote. I always appreciate your time and your thoughts. Greatly appreciated!
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

A powerful poem and you are welcome Robert.

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Robert Ray
Robert Ray

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