Love's Dream - Poem by Miranda Bell
I took a walk with you this morning,
The sky was clear; there was no warning
Of the unspoken conversation yet to come
About how I wish this could be undone.
'Can't you taste the lies each time we kiss?
Does it not linger on your lips?
The stale hope of what's to come;
Laughter, romance, having fun.'
'Can't you see regret in every smile?
Even though your laughs are genuine.
This smile it seems was meant for you,
It's false, but you look right on through'
'Can't you see the pain in my eyes?
Why does it take you by surprise?
That look you gave me is something true,
But I respond with a look that's new.'
'Can't you hear falseness in every breath?
I'd give you a lie, but there's not many left.
So we'll sit in silence; you look at me,
And I respond emotionlessly.'
'I need you to hear what isn't said,
To tell me what's inside my head,
Because I can't tell you what hurts so much,
Find it youself; why I'm so lost.'
I went for a walk with you today;
A stroll on the beach in the sun's glorious rays.
You noticed the sand was a golden brown,
The sea was a-glistening and no one was around.
I soon correct your deluded dream,
Reveal that not everything is what it seems;
Look at the detail; the sand is grey,
It gets in your shoes, gets in your way.
The sea's pollution is overflowing
Spreading disease that will just keep growing.
Blankets of litter came in with the waves
Ruining the potential of a perfect day.
Now it's in your eyes I see the pain.
Dreaded realisation as stormclouds pour down rain.
Look beneath how things seem
And abandon love's fragile dream.
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