• Lost Love


    How are you able to exist
    in a place where no one can fit
    outside looking in
    waiting for life to begin

    How do you think you'll know
    when it's time for you to go
    forever waiting for the gun
    to tell you when to run

    If you choose to hide
    allowing life to pass you by
    no one will come to your rescue
    and life will forsake you

    A cyclone on the horizon awaits
    destruction dictated by the hand of fate
    from which it seems there is no escape
    Hope has become repetition's slave

    In the hidden recesses of the mind
    tiny fragments you will find
    like a puzzle missing a piece
    something leaves you incomplete

    You search for one more excuse to turn the page
    surviving one more day of quelling your rage
    unleashing vengeance upon your skin
    passing blame on the demons living within

    I still see the glow in your eye
    a reflexion of the inner self so bright
    and still you display your hate
    playing your act of weakness on the stage

    Why can't you see
    that I'm your missing piece
    not just a sacrifice for time to fade
    to be thrown among the memories of waste

    Have you lost the ability to believe
    living by only what you see
    dismissing all you feel
    as something never meant to be real

    With each passing day
    you distance yourself further away
    leaving me no choice but to let go
    and watch the destruction of all I know

    The cyclone now in motion
    pulling strength from the raging ocean
    The battered shoreline stands no chance
    The music fades on our last dance

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    tenderpoison commented on Cyclone


    the thing that is so great about your gift as a writer is that the reader inevitably relates to it. your perspective and wisdom are - uniquely - universal :) it's hard to care enough to extend a helping hand - only to have your offer refused, and then watch, helplessly, as the downward spiral reaches it's conclusion. and life goes on, intractable as always, only - it seems the older we get, the more grief we have in our pockets.

    DrewMcNee commented on Cyclone


    Good piece. There are none so blind as those that will not see, nor deaf as those that will not hear.



    How very true. And none so difficult to deal with as well lol - thx for the read

    MarionYost commented on Cyclone


    This poem is perfect. I really have to catch up on reading your latest writes.. It';s been WAY too long. all the best -Marion-

    kmooney commented on Cyclone


    Great job Artie. I liked this a lot. The cyclone as a metaphor for a a twisted mind. What a terrific contrast. Thanks so much for sharing...Kevin

    MindNumbing commented on Cyclone


    Watching someone that you care for self destruct before your eyes and knowing that you can't stop it or help is devastating. You've described it perfectly. Well done!

    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    Artie’s Poems (71)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Fireflies 1
    My Final Prayer 1
    A Whisper Behind The Scream 3
    She 2
    Miss You 1
    Speechless 1
    Clarity 2
    Believe 3
    The Song Of My Life 2
    A Piece Of Me (2012) 5
    The Children Of The Night 5
    House Of Cards 2
    A Journey To The Surface 3
    Until Next Time 2
    Sinister 2
    One Life 3
    Irreverent Pleasures 19
    Prelude To A Nightmare 23
    Scratching The Surface 27
    Conundrum 19
    Defeated 33
    The Blood Of The Poet 35
    Beyond The Looking Glass 24
    Embraced 22
    The Night Of Eternal Light 18
    The Forbidden Fruit 19
    The Creator Of Tomorrow 15
    The Band Played On 16
    Mortal Memories, Immortal Thoughts 22
    Fade 23
    Unfinished & Untitled 16
    The Machine 16
    Instrument 20
    Beyond My Grasp 26
    The Day I Lost Aim 17
    Cyclone 18
    I Await 52
    A Decade Of Stone 18
    #1 20
    The Mask Of Fear And Doubt 13
    ...they don't exist 12
    A Breath Of Air 16
    More Of You 18
    Hostage 10
    Soulless Solace 14
    Power Outage 15
    Why I Believe 23
    Duet 21
    Forever Unfinished 28
    Gravity 24
    Cosmic Smoke 46
    Surviving The Storm 36
    Feed 29
    Everyday 23
    Reborn 35
    Overcome 35
    Hmmm... 28
    What Does This Mean To You? 31
    The Beacon Ignited 18
    Purify 25
    Endless 12
    One Moment In Time 30
    A Peek Inside 28
    A Piece Of Me 20
    The Ocean 26
    A Beacon Of Light 27
    1987 26
    A Cold Future 15
    The Child Who Could Fly 43
    Your Path 20
    The First Thoughts Of Love 28