Below is the poem entitled Old Guard which was written by poet
Sukma. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Time stood still
The clockwork cranked
Eyes not used to venture
The gift of sight conjures
The unsaid is the animated
Affection in forms all coded
Our legitimate silence
Omniscient eyes used to scour
Through covert heart that wander,
Where words and sarcasm are symbiosis,
Egos pulverized, reduced to effervescence
Words that cut, words that shut
This ample heart loves in cower
Things change…People change
The hair is now a crop of grey
The eyes a steady current. Eyelids lowered
Words he utters
A simmering boundary; dormant yet tenacious
Where is the man I fear?
Where is he whose wrath I quiver?
Where was I when you love me so dear...?
All this time we fail to see
We talk in different tongues
Swallow bitterness like drugs
Those three simple words stood
Apart like cliffs of gaping ravine
We stay muted to protect each other
We end up hurting one another
How I wish to tell you
How blessed I am to have you
How I wish to hug you
To thank for all you have been through
This unlawful silence
Will it break,
Before the sun sets
With all it takes?