The Last Day

The Last Day

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

The earth had not been breathing
For an hour when I woke,
So the thought that I’d be leaving 
Any time, became a joke,
There was not that faintest rustle
That we think to call a breeze,
When the leaves all rub together with
The swaying of the trees,
And the water lay in stagnant pools
Across the dying ground,
Where there once had flowed a river but
Its stream could not be found.

There was silence where there once had been
The babble of a creek,
If the earth turned on its axis now
That day took half a week,
And where the tide had used to turn,
Advance upon the land,
Its waves had ceased to function
All it left was drying sand,
If that was not enough, its dearth
Reflected in the sky,
In clouds dark brown like bracken
That would crackle up on high.

These clouds of louring thunder merely
Muttered in their pain,
And sent the flash of lightning down
But dry, and without rain,
And nothing that was living stirred
Within my line of view,
Not even what I should have heard
And so, I turned to you.
For there across the counterpane
Your lustrous hair was spread,
And all my world became insane
To know that you were dead.

David Lewis Paget

© 2016 David Lewis Paget

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Excellent once again David great piece Been away for a while

Posted 4 Years Ago

Powerful tale described. The words could come true if we don't change our ways. I had to read twice. Thank you David for sharing your outstanding poetry.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This was sadly breathe-taking trip of lines. I loved it.

Posted 4 Years Ago

What a sad and tragic tale. . .good story. . .

Posted 4 Years Ago

What a sad and mournful tale. It's a little different, but I liked it very much.

Posted 4 Years Ago

One of your best writes and it seemed to reflect the life I have been living the past 3 years. This goes into my absolutely favorite pile. Kathie

Posted 4 Years Ago

a captivating write david expressed in true style!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Wow David,

if it was illegal to tug at someone's heart-chords so,
you'd be the country's most wanted. This is fantastic as it is dark.
An applauding "BRAVOOOOOOOO" sent straight your way, dear friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Brilliant rhyming schrme and storytelling allows you to take your readers virtually anywhere, I always enjoy and admire the way you do things

Posted 4 Years Ago

A poignant and emotional piece that reveals all that we hold closed , well done, good read

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Added on May 29, 2016
Last Updated on May 29, 2016
Tags: earth, stagnant, dearth, louring


David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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