Copper And Tin

Copper And Tin short poem

Uploaded by Robert Haigh

You compromised on those dreams of old;
The ones you thought were silver and gold.
You traded them in
For Copper and tin.
You only did what you had to do,
And you had to see it through –
That much I knew.

But you still wander through the mansions of my mind,
And you hold a key to every room.
I could make your spirit leave, but I’m not that kind,
And besides, you still light up my gloom.

I never really thought I’d have to live without
Your physical presence or your sweet voice.
Your spirit still lives here, of that there is no doubt;
But when love’s fire burned low you made your choice.

You compromised on those dreams of old;
The ones you thought were silver and gold.
You traded them in
For copper and tin.
You only did what you had to do,
And you finally saw it through –
I knew it too.

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Hi, I'm Robert, an amateur singer-songwriter, musician, poet and photographer from England. I have been writing poetry for more than twenty years and I am a member of several on-line poetry sites. I hope you enjoy reading my work.
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