Treasure Island

George Howard

(14.02.53 / Pontefract (Broken Bridge) , UK)


He looked around him, the photographs, the music, his life.
Searching for answers, he looked at his kids and his wife.
He thought of the things that he’d done the good deeds and bad.
Remembering the help he’d given, in times of need, made him sad.
The promises they gave, the thanks, then the let downs and betrayals.
He didn’t want monetary reward, just the truth not denials.
They had taken so much from him, his life, night and day.
He’d been there for them all, knowing exactly what to say.
Now today, alone he stood, looking around at his lot.
No wife there to greet him, no happy kids had he got.
The one bedroom apartment, sounding hollow and cold.
She’d packed up their life, taken off, house was sold.
“There’s always someone else, we don’t have a life,
I want a separation, I need space! ” Said his wife.
He’d, gone on a bender, twice waking up in the gutters.
Turned off his phone, needing time, put up shutters.
Time heals they say, but I believe it leaves your soul with a scar.
Distance doesn’t make a heart grow fonder; often it’s a bridge too far.
Mustering strength from deep within, he pulled back from the abyss.
Vowing to collect his life together, even though them he did miss.
Then a knock on his door, steeling himself, he wouldn’t send them away.
Opening it, he smiled, saying, “Hello, I’ll be your councillor today”

Submitted: Monday, August 23, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (ALONE by George Howard )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe Updates

New Poems

  1. Freedom, Please, Sandra Feldman
  2. Billy The Kid In A Sky Blue Kerchief, mary douglas
  4. A Thousand Words, Nelson Yang
  5. *VI*- To Love, Leslie Guylee Cron
  6. This Prismatic Day, mary douglas
  7. Take My Last Sapphire Wish To Use On, mary douglas
  8. Savory Deal, Mike Acker
  10. Rhyming poetry starter kit, Allen Vaysberg

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

[Hata Bildir]