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Alone Again

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Alone Again

Cold rains wet and weary... seeping through the sky, Spectres pass ’long side me... bent, with collars high, My visions are invisible and no one sees me cry. Minstrels of destruction... rapping at my door, Naked anvils aching... heavy hammers roar, Their monodies of emptiness pulse, bleeding through the floor. House of cards collapsing... sagging walls of wax, Deuces in dissention... Aces slip through cracks, The Joker’s lost and lumbers by, alone, along the tracks. Steeple steps dismantled... muted bells below, Ruins quake and tremble... freezing in the snow, Their pains implode within my brain while pale winds cruelly blow. Prophets tumble temples... residues of tea Highways of no entrance... paths of destiny, The phantoms in my nightmare dreams tell tales of roaming free. Foghorns moaning lonely... waves awash in sound Silver schooner sinking... swirling round and round, At midnight’s stroke, the mainsail broke, and driftwood drifts aground. Silent seas misshapen... moonbeams painted rum, Teaspoons sifting ashes... fingers cold and numb An incandescent candlestick impales the sinking sun. Smothered fires smoking... oceans filled with ice, Lightning lashing windows... blades from paradise, Like tongues of limpid laughter licking wounds of sacrifice. Flowing fields of flowers... silent harmony, Rolling river reveries... washing to the sea My love, she was my daylight bliss, she once belonged to me.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:24:00 PM
    My you are prolific! Powerful imagery and meaningful stanzas. Allan

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:58:00 PM
    this is full of imagery, love, deepness, emotion, sadness and hopefulness. nice job

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 9:15:00 AM
    came back to read your poem again mate nice write very good insight in to ones relationship thankyou for your comments on mine davidscott

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 10:07:00 AM
    A strong and profound write, Terry. You are a master of imagery; here you have excelled. A wistful and passionate piece; you bear your sensitive heart, Terry, I hope she reads this! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 4:21:00 AM
    Oh My! How passionately your heart speaks here. A beautiful rendering, pouring and soaring to the heavens...Someone hears and cares! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:30:00 PM
    DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY VERY ENCHANTING I LIKE THE METAPHORES A GOOD VISUALISATION THANKYOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON MINE DSAVIDSCOTT

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Wowza Terry! Nice one-like Lisa-Marie said, nice imagery. Love the house of coll. cards part-nice!!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:32:00 PM
    melancoly sombre sits, round my concious half of wit, but then im not awake, tom tit,(finch) and cold consumes the night, i think you got it write, when im awake a bit, id now admit, a poetry delight, of: ' Alone Again' Terry O'Leary Don

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 2:48:00 PM
    awesome write indeed, my friend

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 6:10:00 AM
    A great write, my good friend! In fact, the word "fantastic" comes to mind! Kudos to you, Terry!

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 11:42:00 PM
    phenomenal poetry weaving a tapestry of depth Terry ..superb imagery enhances the essence luv .. so enjoyed ..

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Mr. O'Leary, welcome to poetry soup from me to you! Do you have freckles? I picture you with them....

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 5:33:00 AM
    This is a superb poem. written masterfully with such beautiful rhythm.

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:03:00 PM
    As usual, you weave your words with delicacy and imagination to give the reader a total experience. Always in awe Terry! Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:28:00 AM
    this is truly a spectacular poem, Terry, enjoyed.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:30:00 PM
    Terry, I enjoyed reading this fantastic poem! Great imagery, rhyme and flow. Well done! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 2:55:00 PM
    wow! this is a gorgeous poem! although it's very sad and poignant, the language and imagery are absolutely amazing. i also love the flow and the way it sounds when you read it. bravo!