Treasure Island

Uriah Hamilton

(1) I Almost Turned Down the Role as Your Friend

I have never seen
the rain fall so lonely
on the midnight broken streets
of our wasted city
in my depressed and adult life
as when we parted with busted hearts
to estranged and different parts
of our once shared desolation.

I could swear to ancient deities of revenge
that I would see this failed affair avenged
but what would honestly be the purpose
to destroy myself further by witnessing
your humiliation when we both already have
such meager hopes in our humble stations?

I've never been driven by success
or to be the best at any given pleasure or pursuit
I've always accepted failure and fate,
I've always been willing to wait
for destiny or goodwill to open my gate
but I wish I could have said or done
anything to remain at least
on the outskirts and edges of your existence.

Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2013

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  • Ed Nigma (1/11/2014 4:33:00 PM)

    It's poems like this one that when walking through the imagery I imagine a man that would have avoided words spoken and to move along knowing full well what would take place.

    But that is the great thing about the mind you know what happened but you can always recreate the scene in your head to how you see fit.

    I gather a dangerous game played and lost where the swallowing of ones pride only to move along so as to not have the bitter taste in ones mouth any longer that it need be is what resonates here, with me anyways. Nicely done =) (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (12/28/2013 7:00:00 PM)

    Your ending lines are powerful and a fading sunset. Beautiful! I very much like exploring your work. (Report) Reply

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