John J Doyle

Rookie - 147 Points (9/12/1975 / Maynooth, County Kildare)

No-One Returns Borrowed Books, Ever - Poem by John J Doyle

Though perhaps death may share the blame -

I fail to accept logic, reason, sorrow as excuses;

my Herman Melville, my Readers Digest Guide to Better Gardens,1972,

are these merely bystanders to a shard of sudden stroke that bites the

lives from a clutch of barbed-wire chests,

that flinch at the snap of slipping bone

on the shiny tiles of clickety-clack suburban homes - white wine everywhere?

No, I believe not.

I peer through the tortures of whipped-tight blinds,

of lights ashamed to be clothed in the scarlet sins of red,

I see my pile, and they see me, the bridge of death and darkness

ropeless in-between;

Jump I say, jump I tell them, perhaps they'll die too,

my curtain's love for glimpsed and clutched

street-lamp light

as wordless and un-edited as ever

Topic(s) of this poem: existentialism, humour


Comments about No-One Returns Borrowed Books, Ever by John J Doyle

  • John Doyle (4/22/2018 12:35:00 PM)

    Thank you for the kind words 😀 (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (4/21/2018 10:48:00 PM)

    Really a beautiful piece of poetry, written with a tinge of humour. Well thought out and nicely penned. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018



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