When memories stir,
Confused feelings occur.
Of a time gone by;
Thoughts of emotions, running high.
Attached to people and things:
Two chairs; a desk; a book of secrets sings;
Remonstrations falling on deaf ears.
The screams inside that nobody hears,
Due to naivety, self delusion and grief.
Nothing seems to bring relief,
A spiralling descent away from light.
No energy to fight nor for flight.
Time and life have healed the blight.
Knowing and accepting myself, day and night,
And my partner’s love and support,
During battles waged and darkness fought.
6 thoughts on “Shadows of the past”
This is great
Thank you, Robert, for sharing this sensitive and introspective poem.
Let’ hope that this postal vote will eventually amount to something positive and validating.
Happy mid-October to you and your partner!
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
You are very welcome, Robert. Happy Monday to you! And I hope to interact with you on my blog too.
It is really wonderful that marriage equality has been achieved! Let’s hope that other kinds of human miseries and bigotries can be abolished or eliminated in good time.