Bryony Sheldon

Gold Star - 7,136 Points (13/09/2003)

Defeat - Poem by Bryony Sheldon

You hear moans behind her bedroom door,
You don't want it to be true-
But we've both been here before.

Don't confirm your suspicions,
It's best to just turn away
Because there's no use in fighting
When you've nothing left to say.

Innocence can be torn with pride
So grit your teeth and close your eyes.

Say goodbye to the girl you once loved,
She's laughing down from the storms above
Where men die and heavy hearts lay to waste
And broken dreams succumb to their fate.

Topic(s) of this poem: affair, broken heart, depression, heartbreak, love, romance


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Give up.
Your energy's gone, your armour's been stripped away.
You're helpless, alone and bereaved.
Give up.

Comments about Defeat by Bryony Sheldon

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/19/2019 3:04:00 AM)

    This is a brilliant poem on love, depression and sadnesss having touching expression and nice collocation. The last stanza is much impressive. Thanks for sharing.10 (Report)Reply

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  • (6/17/2019 12:20:00 PM)

    The sadness coming from this poem is very palpable...! you draw your reader into your sorrow. Well done Bryony.10+ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2019



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