Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Finalized Past and Future


I caught myself thinking about you.
I shuddered and I then realized.
There must be something about you
That was left over and now I agonize.

Come Sunday caught me in frustration.
Come Tuesday and I just let it run away.
Then on Thursday came a certain confirmation.
That the end had come and you had your way.

Now the bus
made in seconds flat.
Now the gasping
heaven sent.
All my seconds
are quickly spent.

Now no way to go

Lovely letters
up in smoke.
Timely trinkets
just a joke.
All my memories
you take away.

Now no where to go.

And oh what a loving feeling
Now no way to go
And of that living giving
Now no where to go

Hard to swallow your dreams this way.
Scrap all of your plans made for future days
And you say,

Just make up your step
And turn and disappear.
You can break that seal
You can and you will.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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  • Heather Wilson (1/30/2013 5:34:00 PM)

    A clever write, loved it, the story was told as you felt it....You can break that seal, you can and you will, so true to life. I shall be back later to read this one again. (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (1/22/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    lovely written inspite of its sadness.
    breakng the seal is symbolized of a hard work.sth like breaking the walls and go forward.
    thank you thomas for sharing~nb (Report) Reply

  • Owain Glyn (1/20/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    Cleverly put together, am I right in thinking that there are some fairly famous song lines dotted throughout, or am I just a little more senile than I was yesterday. lol (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (1/18/2013 4:41:00 AM)

    You've just written it exactly as you were feeling it. A very sad poem. The first stanza is the best. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (1/17/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    Sad and painful sentiments are expressed in these verses. Very delightful reading when it contains universal sentiments which most people go through. Take care, Midnight's Voice. Your voice of pain is an inspiration to the readers and any form of a break or a form of saying goodbye or separating or segregating is always cutting our inside being and that makes the lines so beautiful to read. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (1/17/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    Sad and painful sentiments are expressed in these verses. Very delightful reading when it contains universal sentiments which most people go through. Take care, Midnight's Voice. Your voice of pain is an inspiration to the readers and any form of a break or a form of saying goodbye or separating or segregating is always cutting our inside being and that makes the lines so beautiful to read. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/17/2013 11:42:00 AM)

    They come and they go
    Like flakes of snow
    Come the Spring
    Your heart will sing

    And if I manage to post this comment, it will be a miracle! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/13/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    Life is one of mixed experiences, hopes and disappointments, victories and defeats, bonds and breaking of bonds! At times an inertia sets in and we feel that there is nowhere to go and nothing to do! But these are only fleeting phases of life! Hope that a new dawn awaits! A poignant write! (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Tiwari (1/9/2013 7:56:00 PM)

    How pleasant it seems that the people who we love or value much wish to stay with us for longer but as soon as the the time comes of departure we are hurled in to the depth of sorrow. But life is always a endless journey and we have to go on and on till this breathing and beating gives us the favour. Nice sir Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (1/9/2013 3:47:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, gloomy but brilliantly written. I liked it all the way, in some places the pairs of words make sweet sounds that unfortunately make the pain sweeter.

    Now no way to go
    And of that living giving
    Now no where to go

    Stunning Sir (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/9/2013 3:17:00 AM)

    Yes, you are right, TAR, Politicians all over the world like to make false promises. When the promises are heard, we vote them regularly..But what is this discussion? really hard to understand! (Report) Reply

  • Sangnam Nam (1/8/2013 8:35:00 PM)

    After the girl who leaves something behind...there comes another. all in all she is not the only female on earth, isn't she? (Report) Reply

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