Michael Patrick Hunt

My Old Friend - Poem by Michael Patrick Hunt

I am the wraith
In your misty eyes
Vagarious entity within
I metamorphasize
A vagrant shadow
I besiege your dreams
A cascading whisper
In the realm of dissonance
Though I remain unspoken
Begotten of a day no more
Awaiting your return
When we come face-to-face
Yet again,
My dear old friend

Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery

Comments about My Old Friend by Michael Patrick Hunt

  • (9/30/2015 10:19:00 PM)

    Would be easier to read with a bit of punctuation :) (Report) Reply

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  • (9/13/2015 11:54:00 PM)

    Thank you again! My thought behind this was to show the contrast itself. When I wrote this, I imagined the darker side of a person speaking. I used my dear old friend because he was really talking to himself. By when we come face-to-face yet again, I meant during the time when a person experiences the darker emotions or desires such as anger, jealousy, lust, etc. I also wanted to show that these tendencies are always within a person, thus using phrases such as a vagrant shadow. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/13/2015 8:28:00 AM)

    I am the wrath in your misty eyes.... My dear old friend

    That's a bit of a contrast... Or is it? Watch out! This is a great poem. You use the English language well and your point so deftly made! I must admit you made me turn to the dictionary to confirm the nuances and accuracy of your word choices. Well done. Why no punctuation?
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    (9/13/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    As for the punctuation, I rarely use it in my poetry because I think its absence gives the reader to interpret the message in different ways.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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