Veteran Poet - 1,611 Points (17 June / south africa)

Dare Not Return - Poem by PHUMLA KHANYILE

Soon you'll remember
When all doors are shut on your face
When all roads reach a dead end

I know you'll seek to return
To the love that was not good enough
The arms not warm enough

You will knock, I'll not open
You'll call, I'll not answer
For time is no longer on your side

You'll want to go down memory lane
Seek to talk of things I'll rather forget
Remind me of long gone good times

I know you'll say
'I've come to my senses'
You'll pledge your apologies

But my ears will be deafened
My eyes will be blinded
My walls will be high up

Did you not make a choice to walk?
Despite all my tears and pleas
So by it you should stand

Dare not seek to return
Even when blown by winds of rejection
Even when hailed by stones of doubt

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Light Verse

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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