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My True Love

Into a well with crumbling walls I fell,
My one-time dreams now circled in an hour,
And darkly lost, as in eternity.
No more awaiting Spring with eager hope,
No friendly word of cheer, no safety rope,
Numbed sense, ambition petrified as stone,
Except for one stark over-riding need,
A constant calling not to be ignored.
No real attempt to clamber from the pit,
Or willingness to hear the beckoning voice
Of sanity, resounding, echoing,
Unheeded. My sweet love, my dearest friend,
I seek a misty solace in your arms.
The past is gone, the present indistinct,
But this I know, your honeyed precious charms,
The perils of the day will see me through.
All that I am, my dear, I owe to you,
My amber-beaded love, my Special Brew.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/7/2017 2:56:00 PM
I didn't see that one coming. Great ending to a very well worded poem. How I wish it were a lovely poem instead! ;)
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Peter Rees
Date: 11/7/2017 3:37:00 PM
Some poems are difficult to comment on.So close to the truth, for many. Your truly great poem, Never Shame a Woman, left me awestruck and speechless.
Date: 10/29/2017 11:08:00 AM
"I seek a misty solace in your arms." Lovely verse. Ironic poems are my fav' poems.
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Peter Rees
Date: 11/1/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thank you for your comment and for your understanding
Date: 10/11/2017 9:23:00 PM
This piece is truth which must be told. To my belief it is the poets duty to serve humanity with a clear look at itself from time to time. You have shown that you are a well rounded poet who cares about all aspects of life.
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Peter Rees
Date: 10/12/2017 3:23:00 AM
Thank you for these reassuring words Patricia. I really should point out that this poem is NOT autobiographical !
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 10/11/2017 9:25:00 PM
Well written, tightly composed not one word extra.
Date: 10/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
This is about the misery of alcohol addiction. My True Love, my only love , is Alcohol, in this case Carlsberg Special Brew !
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Date: 10/7/2017 3:50:00 PM
- Beautiful thoughts ... lovely poems, Peter - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Peter Rees
Date: 10/7/2017 4:01:00 PM
Not a lovely poem, but thanks for the comment Anne-Lise