Roland John Poems

  • 1.
    We were talking
    into the night
    of the sea
    and our beginning there
  • 2.
    A melody and you expressing it,
    your life evolving to an end, where
    dark metres drift unheard

  • 3.
    We dress for mirrors,
    distance purpose, as we pause
    apprehensive before the glass
    lest it reflect a pose.
  • 4.
    The lake placid: how many times have
    I watched it pitch out there? Isolated,
    a perfection in its slow moving glacis.

  • 5.
    They say I loved
    but that's untrue,
    matters of state
    bound me;
  • 6.
    They found him, as predicted, in the cove
    three days it took for the Atlantic
    to spout him up and leave him back
    as he was in life, washed out and finished.
  • 7.
    Listening as your last breath hovers
    the despairing exodus we all enter,
    of lost dreams, remorse's murmur
    recalling sharply an accustomed life.
Total 7 Poems by Roland John

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Life 3 Sea 2 Body 2 Failure 2 Long 2 Dark 2 Night 2 Single 2 Purpose 2 Slow 2

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