Denis Martindale


You Still Here? - Poem by Denis Martindale

I stared into my heart of hearts
Amazed to see you there,
Unlike the rest as each departs
And leaves me feeling bare...
I thought you'd left so long ago,
Once loved and then no more,
With all lost dreams that overflow
And steadily outpour...

I watched you tiny as a bird,
When you waved up at me,
Such that old yearnings slowly stirred,
Still striving to be free...
I chilled them all with no remorse,
Recalling sins that stun,
Our tender true love ran its course
And surely we're all done...

But there you linger, waving now,
As if we've got a chance,
As if I'd curtsy, then you'd bow
And we shared one last dance...
But no, it's over, leave my heart,
No need for sweet adieu,
You made me make a brand new start,
No longer loving you...

You thrilled me once, you killed me once,
You chilled my very soul,
I'm worn out by your stupid stunts,
I'm now back in control...
We never married, so be gone,
I'd rather live alone...
We've no more dreams to build upon,
My dreams I choose to own...

That's right, vacate the premises,
Climb out then crawl away,
You've got no clue what true bliss is
Unto this very day...
I wish we'd never met at all,
You broke a solemn trust,
Find someone else's heart to maul,
You see, my heart is bust...


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Denis Martindale, copyright, June 2013.


The poem tells the lady's story of a love gone bad.
She hoped for the best and saw her dreams fade...
Manipulated by another man, she now refuses love.
She realised it isn't worth the heartache, after all...

Good luck to the rest of you, though...
You're going to need it...

Comments about You Still Here? by Denis Martindale

This member does not wish to get comments on his/her poem(s).



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]