Sean Godley

Rookie (17/11/1981 / Cavan, Republic of Ireland)

Lost Honesties - Poem by Sean Godley

I’ll tell you of lost honesties,
If you don’t lie in listening,
I’ll tell you of lost honesties,
And how life was once glistening:

The truth shone like a thousand stars,
The stars shone like the truth;
It made them glow in flowing bars
Of music tuned to counter Ruth.

I saw her, from my childish den;
Her tears and laughs made chill my spine,
I cursed her swearing mocking when
Her words and gestured thoughts matched mine.

I swore at once to never let
My values come to what I saw,
I told the people that I met
To come and see this ruthless whore.

We took her as a warning sign,
And made to live good lives,
But I found working life benign,
And that the soul, to darkness, strives.

So I grew to love that girl,
Her wicked, wicked ways,
I danced in the windy broken whirl
Of broken nights and drunken lays.

Thus now I am the man who’s seen,
By glowing children in dark streets,
As dark and creepy, lost and mean,
Who no one knows, and no one greets.

Ruth has died, but I live on,
The young girls look, and then deny
The dark beats that hearts missed upon –
I stare back, and laugh, and cry.


Comments about Lost Honesties by Sean Godley

  • (5/9/2006 8:18:00 PM)


    interesting, well written, Sean. dont know what to say other than i enjoyed it & find it very relatable. i wouldnt really change anything, everything adds to it & makes it grow n take a life of it's own. best care Sus (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006



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