Bryony Sheldon

Gold Star - 5,180 Points (13/09/2003)

Acceptance - Poem by Bryony Sheldon

Reverend, reverend...
Is this some conspiracy?
Crucified, for no sins...
Your image is beneath me.

Lost within my plans for life,
It all seemed so unreal.
I'm a girl cut in half in this world,
Left in my misery...

Reverend, you turned to me
Without a tear in your eyes-
I guess it's nothing new for you to see,
I shouldn't ask you why.

I will remember
The love our souls had sworn to make,
Now I watch the falling rain,
All my mind can see now is your Well, I guess you took my youth
And gave it all away,
Like the birth of a new-found joy
This love would end in rage.

And when he died
I couldn't cry-
There's pride within my soul.
You left me incomplete
All alone, as the memories now unfold.

Believe these words:
I will unlock my door
And pass the cemetery gates.

Sometimes, when I'm alone
I wonder aloud
If you're watching over me
In some place far abound.

I must reverse my life,
I can't live in the past,
I'll set my soul free and
It'll belong to me at last.

Through all those complex years
I thought I was alone,
I didn't care to look around
And make this world my own.

And when he died
I should've cried
And spared myself some pain.
You left me incomplete,
All alone, as the memories still remain.

Topic(s) of this poem: acceptance, death, death of a friend, grief , life, love, sadness

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Line 16 isn't a mistake.

About a conflicted person trying to get over grief of losing a loved one. They are irrational and an emotional wreck. They promise themselves that they will stop mourning and come to terms with the death.

Comments about Acceptance by Bryony Sheldon

  • C Faustino (7/3/2019 2:13:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem Bryony, one of your best! The conflict, the sadness, your phrasings are beyond description.10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/19/2019 2:48:00 AM)

    And when he died
    I should've cried
    And spared myself some pain.
    You left me incomplete,
    All alone, as the memories still remain.....outstanding conceptualization. Beautiful poem nicely executed. Thanks for sharing.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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