Robert Siney

Rookie (16th May 1987 / Lancaster)

Lingering Fragrance - Poem by Robert Siney

The pain of immobility and silence;
suffocating with their mystic mockery.
And the lingering fragrance of prophecy
exists only within hidden footsteps.
Life is just an empty shadow
but life is all I have.


Secondary emotion dispelled by reason,
Must I acquiesce to a magnified anguish?
As I desperately grope for clarity
I find only my tailored paradox.
I’ve been betrayed by this sadistic melancholy;
but its ink still smears my page.


Comments about Lingering Fragrance by Robert Siney

  • (6/24/2018 11:20:00 AM)

    Good poem, Splendid. (Report)Reply

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  • Barry A. Lanier (2/12/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    enjoyed the intensity of the personification and emotion you conveyed Robert....bravo (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    Words have used to fine effect in this crafty poem. Thanks! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 12, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 5, 2009


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