Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Everything's Gone - Poem by Tony Jolley

Everything’s gone.

Everything’s gone tender,
gone soft,
gone - between a breath and a sigh,
gone down the dawning distance between My Love and I


Everything went.

Everything went with her,
went with her falling tear,
went with the sound of her unseen footsteps,
a l’Est de St. Lazare.

Everything’s gone…
Everything went …

So why am I still here?


Comments about Everything's Gone by Tony Jolley

  • (8/4/2008 8:39:00 PM)

    knowing how the story unfolded hasn't eased any of the sadness of this piece...wonderful write. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2005 5:00:00 PM)

    Great Tony!
    This poem is a sweet melody with no ending!
    I guess the influence of Neruda 'between the shadow and the soul' and I love your metaphor 'between a breath and a sigh'
    Great Tony and thank you for this melody!
    Friendly
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  • (6/29/2005 7:45:00 AM)

    nice sound, nice rhyme (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005



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