Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Down This Twilight Avenue

Andy Sprouse Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Down This Twilight Avenue which was written by poet Andy Sprouse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Andy Sprouse

Best Andy Sprouse Poems

+ Fav Poet

Down This Twilight Avenue

I've walked along this old, beaten path, corroded and worn,
surrounded by deepening twilight for ever so long;
I came to the fork in the road and this is what I chose,
this lane of love and longing, the course of chasing that caress.

All I've ever dreamt of is a love's sweet union,
someone with whom to share
the overwhelming experience that is this life;

Trying to find it, I made my choice –
my path layed out before me, my life a vigilant search;
I never imagined I'd regret picking this way,
never envisioned its true difficulties.

I saw not these complications before me,
thought not of what could befall me on this road.
I walked, oblivious, towards what seemed right,
to what the heart wanted to allow.

My heart lit the stars above me,
guiding me along the path of its desire;
in this manner was I led, in this manner did I find
the most joyous thing I ever have known.

My time with the queen of my life
was more precious to me than
an eternity in heaven;
for her my heart still burns.

But when she took her leave of me,
fled from my side, not with a yell,
indeed but a whisper;
something inside was taken.

I began to turn around, from this course
to which I had my being devoted;
but when the first step I tried to take,
I found my heart shackled.

The lingering specter of my temptress
willed me to stay;
I looked at her ephemeral form, so inviting,
and still I struggle to refuse her.

To this day, I strive to take every arduous step
away from what once was;
I strain against the iron knots inside –
just to get that one step farther, back to whence I came.

I continue looking for that one
that I've always sought;
but also fighting to go back,
to find my own happiness alone, for once.

I travel through this land of rain and mist,
seeking my fortune and fate;
searching with just one eye
while peering behind the other into the past.

Copyright © Andy Sprouse

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.