Neil Solan

Rookie (05/06/1983 / Warrington)

Splinter My Sides - Poem by Neil Solan

Red, red wine
Splintered my sides
Some years ago.
When hope was beautiful / possible.
When my trees of potential were so fruitful.
Before I felt the stone-cold hand
Of reality
Tap me on the shoulder.
There is no sweet solution.

Explosions of comforting words
Do little to extract this pain
When they fall upon deaf ears.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005



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