Parting Words My Fear

Parting Words My Fear
Parting Words My Fear

Words fell from her trembling lips,
tears held at bay, the words quipped
in the refusal of what they were,
yet like an arrow they stung, pieced my flesh
so overcome with pain, as finality hit home,
alone a chilling breath of iniquity
as if no decisions overthrown,
my words simply had no favour.

What rushed through my mind
were stupid sentiments, as if my panic,
clutching at straws, over spilled:
her scent, the smell of her hair, the softness of flesh
flickered incessantly like a newsreel,
those intimate moments we shared,
suddenly the core of loss,
and my heart stifled under the weight of ache.

Burning swept my flesh, as if every hair wept,
and my knotted gut erupted
in a stunted dance trying to escape,
the words like electricity, searing every pore,
as I begged for more explanation,
trying to grasp the situation,
before a parting word appeared,
yet tears just replaced the silence.

The panic escalated, my confusion complete,
so long this love so short to dissolve,
her words abrupt, a cup now empty
upon a table tainted by twenty odd years
and I not acquainted with the fall,
as shock en-wrapped my thoughts,
my crumbling heart appalled,
a wall too thick forestalled.

She walked away, my mind in disarray,
no understanding at all,
the life I’d known apparently ended
by an almost wordless drawl,
tears and emotions recklessly administered,
and my heart amended to feel little,
just the shock of and intrusive blade,
cutting me down, and the love I shared, betrayed.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Parting Words My Fear

  • August 21, 2018 at 9:46 AM
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    Reflections from a sad moment in time, I understand, I clearly felt the same when my marriage ended abruptly, sadness, tears in each others eyes were our parting sentiments of 20 years lost and gone forevermore. Standing in front of each other that final day felt like eternity. Our minds askew, lost, bitter and very poignant. It took many years for me to recover from my loss, not only of her love forever, but a few of my children as well. It’s a bitter pill to swallow when someone you loved and trusted for so many years, becomes vindictive in such a manner to warp a child’s mind so badly to forever turn them against their father who loved them deeply, yet innocent other that divorcing their mother. What a price to pay for dissolving a painful marriage. Well penned my friend, I felt every word deeply. Kudos

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  • August 21, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Yes, the echoes never relent, and the pain still felt. I was indeed lucky as my children remained with me, and it is she who lost. All we can be is who we are, and stand by what we believe in and eventually those who have chosen to be vindictive and malicious will reap the consequences of their actions. Take care my friend.

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