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You shall not return

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You shall not return

(Answer to Claude McKay I shall return)
YOU shall not come again
You won’t come back
You shall not turn up, you shan’t
To chuckle and care for the ones you want to see
To wristwatch with wonder surprised eyes
For the dozy noontime shall be shadowy,
And you shall not see the way
The forest fires shall have eased off
And there shall be mere darkness, grey
Grey smoke drifting stagnantly
To the blackened grey sky without limit
You won’t reach your destination
Where many streams loiter without flowing
As huge boulders in it are embedded
Your dreams shall be unrealized
From afar ere you arrive
You shall hear the fiddle and fife
Of the village of your destination,
Eliding desponding delicious tunes
That stir to life the secreted depth of native life
Of a life of depression, nullity of life
Dull melodies of primitive, smart tunes that
Shall make you moan, this weak and vicious melodies
You shall not return, you shall not return
The pain in your heart, the soreness in your soul
Cannot be alleviated, you shall expire
Before you return your dreams unrealized
You shall not return again 


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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 5:42:00 AM
    The first 3 lines echo my feelings. The mantra which is keepng me sane.The sanity for which I long. Lovely work

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 10:31:00 AM
    Very impressive work in use of metaphoric language..I have not read this author so I have no idea of which you write..Redeye gravy has a distinct flavor..I guess one either likes it or doesn't..I put instant coffee in the hot pan and stir up the pan drippings along with it then add hot water..I let it cook down a little the coffee would taste like some of these coffees that one gets at places like "StarBucks"..A strong flavor with that over roasted taste..It would be considered unhealthy also..S

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Honesty Oimbo what a wonderful poem, if I could write just one like that I would be blessed. Please read my latest "Vampires" something along your theme Thanks Jim Gibbons

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 9:47:00 AM
    So very creative. .Celene :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 9:42:00 AM
    very beautful! it really touched me.thank you.fabiyas

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Hi HONESTY OIMBO. What a well crafted answer to Claude McKay's beautiful work. I must say that I had not read him until now. I've discovered what I've been missing. Thanks for comment on, 'Regrets', and both myself and the good wife are hale and hearty, albeit in the twilight of our day. Thanks for kind words, Eamon

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 7:50:00 AM
    ery creative and interesting write on you shall not return, Honesty