Blink

Blink

A Poem by Neville
"

It has been a long night...

"

Blink

 

Blink and there are

No more flowers

Blink and there are

No more hours

Blink and there are

No more colours

All of them have

Each been stolen

 

Blink and there is

No more ours

No not one

None whatsoever

But at least there is

No one f*****g up

In ivory towers

All those towers

Are now bowled over

 

Blink and the

Clock stops of

Its own Accord

You can take me

Anywhere my love

Anywhere at all

My lord

Blink I told you

We should have scored

 

So many wasted

Opportunities

Blink and the amphitheatre

Of self indulgence

Is still there

Where I am watched

If not adored

Blink you b*****d

Just do as you are told

 

Blink and the light

Is fading

I’m going blind

But not complaining

Blink

There is a shadow

Moving

Where our patron saint

Was floored 

 

Blink and there is no more colour

No not a single one

Blink but will you

Mourn me baby

When I am no more

Blink oh how the crowds applaud

 

 

 

© 2019 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
a very long night

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Good morning Neville.

I blinked and found the sun is smiling
gone the darkness and its blinding of the best and brightest light

Blink the colours are returning
here comes hope and here comes learning
In your words the skies are burning
torching everything in sight

With the day comes new tomorrow's,
blitz that mood of bloody sorrows
Hold my hand and you can borrow
all that's blazing shining bright

Pack away those night time shadows
stealing all your sense of reason
curse this callous winter season
plaguing you with mares of fright.

Couldn't resist it. Forgive me :)
Love your poem and references within it.

Chris







Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

I am fine.. nuthin a decent nights sleep wont cure..
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

That's good to hear. Also your lovely lines gave my muse the opportunity to create something on the .. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

......... :) lucky you


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Neville,
Enjoyed your poem, but I must confess my eye went dry with all that blinking!! Yes . . . in this fast paced world things happen so quickly that it's hard to keep up! Especially liked the 4th stanza.
Tom

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

Hello kentuck14.. many thanks indeed for visiting and considering these words, tis much appreciated .. read more
In the blink of an eye, say goodbye..goodbye. Oh, my oh my! What have befallen us when we pry. If we do never try, time will do his black magic, this I cry. It will swallow our shadow and be in the dust a must. Marvelous as usual great Neville Pettitt.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

All is well. Glad to see you. You are welcome.
Neville

1 Year Ago

Yeah.. write on..... :)
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

:)................
We invented instant replay. Which is a pretty close second but it can never replace the moment.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

cheers Cherrie... always appreciated.. please excuse the delay in my responding.. I have been otherw.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

I'm glad to know it. I've missed ya.
Neville

1 Year Ago

missed you too :)
Blink and you weren't here,
Gone fishing !
Missed you, and was Hoping
You Will be back soon on WC,
What a joy it'll be to see
your friendly
Presence that I treasure dearly.



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

Hey my good friend M... have just got back.. many thank you's for this luverly review comment.... I .. read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

Iam glad you are back. Now let's talk poetry like we did before and all will be fine. Take care my d.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

............ :) N x
There are times when we just NEED to keep taking it in. Don't want to miss a thing. But we will. Blinking is inevitable

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

up until a point it is, yes blinkin true.. cheers
A few years ago I was very ill for several months and sleep was something that just wouldn’t come. There were nights where I didn’t sleep at all, and then I’d spend all my daylight hours dreading the sundown, and doing the lone night watch again.

I felt this. Your poem reminded me very much of the loneliness and desire to just be able to share that burden with someone. And how at times the sleeplessness made me feel so worn out I thought I might not make it through another night. I don’t say all this for myself, just to express how vivid and real your poem felt. The sense of things here among these halls of words reached beyond the page and tapped me on the shoulder. I hope you are having a better night tonight, sleeping soundly.

I thought this was excellent. The reaching, and the undefined desperation were poignant.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

pon my word.. one or two nights does for me, how awful a time that must have surely been.. I trust y.. read more
Eilis

1 Year Ago

You’re welcome, Neville. Good to hear you had a better night. I’m doing much better now, thanks... read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

Yeah, that's what I wanted to hear.... cheers Eilis.. Neville
This is a great analogy for brexit.
Blink and you are British.
Blink again, and you're still European.
No wonder that Junger guy gets pissed every night.
Blink and some bugger have built a wall.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

play it loud... tis best played very loud...
Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Why she hates it. lol
Neville

1 Year Ago

Play it loud and on repeat.. maybe she will move... add reverb for even greater effect..
the doctors tried to explain to my mother that she was too old for surgery: our lives are too complicated for even the experienced to explain for a minute. We can blink and the white house can be taken over by the communist. Blink and the water supply in Flint can be poisoned. Blink and the theatre of self indulgence and egoism wont leave. Blink and the unavoidability of getting old will fade from our understanding. Yet you turn the ending into a love poem that says: all we know is heat and bright and it becomes more and more difficult to see the worlds gradations. great poem/ dana

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

Your visit to this page and consideration of my words here is not only most welcome but wholehearted.. read more
OH goodness, I feel this one good friend as of late slumber has been quite the commodity, giving to sway a great deal of emotional oddity!! But in this case i'm glad you had such a hard night cause this was very much a nice write! now for goodness sake get some rest Nev, you earned it!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

It catches up on ya dont it just... thanks for being so bloomin encouraging squire.. N zzz
Maybe if we didn't blink. Time would stop my friend. I do agree with your logic. Time goes by and we need to make every second count. Thank you Neville for sharing your amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

I do so look forward to you visiting my friend.... thank you and always appreciated.. N
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome my friend.
Neville

1 Year Ago

Cheers C... and much meant too :)

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