A Lonely Lament

A Lonely Lament short poem

The flickering flame
in the dream of your eyes,
is a glimmer of life
in a darkening sky.

But little heat remains
to warm the weary hearts
of those so slowly left
bereft and torn apart

A chill wind blows a tear
across the cooling fires,
a rain of lasting love falling
softly through life’s briars

A trickle of silent sorrow
leaving trails on shallow cheeks,
as if from deep within,
a life force slowly leaks.

And there in the darkening distance
atop a cold and misty hill,
a solemn shadow now stands watch,
it’s scythe held high and still.

A long and lonely vigil
through a hazy starless night,
awaiting the final moment
when a fresh soul takes its flight.

Written by Darren Scanlon, October 2013.
Revised on 11th May 2015.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book “Positively Poetic – Volume 2

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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