Treasure Island

maria goodison

(06,10,1983 / perth scotland)

Like stranger


We have become like strangers
in a home that we knew so well.
Theres no please or thank you
or I will be back for dinner.
Like ghosts we have been
passing through unable
to see each others tears
and feel each other fears
they have become the floor on which dance.

Like strangers we forgot to ask
and understand each rule.
There was no need to fool around.
No need to compare.
No need to break, that was not fair.
We have become like strangers
and talking faded long ago
the words just float and bob about.
And we found a way to push
each other to the point of no return.

The pain, the horror, the lonely space
the deadness that creeps to fill every space inside.
We have become like strangers
me and you and as we drink our coffee
we've forgotten to smile, so my love
how do we carry on?

Submitted: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (8/12/2014 8:57:00 PM)

    A nice poem with a nice title!
    The poem describes a reality scenario where lovers have become strangers for lack of love, passion and understanding. Not a uncommon scenario these days.
    'we've forgotten to smile, so my love
    how do we carry on? ' - So beautifully said!
    Loved your poem. (Report) Reply

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