springtime

springtime by anelephantcant

springtime by anelephantcant

once again he goes back with his soul full of hope
simply seeking a warm word or a smile
but the pain and the tears start all over again
he realises his trip is heartbreakingly futile

because springtime in Scotland is bereft of bloom
the flowers have no colour or scent
it is painfully clear he is not welcome here
the narrow cracks now are more widely rent

there’s no music playing on the barren hillsides
the silent songbirds have lost their sweet tunes
the sky is dull with low weeping clouds
obscuring a succession of pale dying moons

the sunshine of course is long disappeared
the rainfall is wind-blown and cold
the chill of his homeland seeps into his bones
but it is not just the weather that makes him feel old

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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4 Responses to springtime

  1. emmylgant says:

    C’est tres triste et tres dur.
    Personne ne devrait resentir cela.

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  2. The last line is particularly evocative. Beautifully sad…

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  3. Al says:

    Wow. That’s dark. A great poem of a tortured soul. Thank you for sharing it with us

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  4. Esther says:

    Wonderful. I have memories in nothern Scotland.

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