masts sway by anelephantcant

masts sway by anelephantcant

the romance is all I dreamed of
two lives entwined together
it seems that I am what you want
I will love you forever

through golden days and silver nights
such wondrous moments shared
as hand in hand we laughed and danced
I thought you truly cared

the masts sway in the sunset
I hear the creaking of the ropes
the sky is painted crimson
brighter than my fading hopes

and then I find the reason
why my eyes are sore and damp
a long-forgotten summer day
when I suffered writer’s cramp

the Med has lost her magic
in the trees the birds don’t sing
autumn has departed
there will never be a spring

the icy winds are blowing
I have no reason to rejoice
the silence now is deafening
I yearn to hear your voice

my heart is gripped with frostbite
I grimly endure winter
the chill sets in without mercy
my insides slowly splinter

so you give the explanation
the truth I could not see
the good times do not matter
if they must be shared with me


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14 Responses to explanation

  1. Dale says:

    She doesn’t deserve his love and is a cruel one to inflict such pain.
    You do these poems a tad too well, my pink friend.


  2. afairymind says:

    This is so beautifully sad. I love how you trace the course of the relationship from the heady days of summer to winter’s chill. The final lines are heartbreaking.


  3. emmylgant says:

    My heart splinters as the poet’s insides.
    C’est terriblement triste. Je crois que même la Med en pleure.


  4. Dear Elephant,

    The last line goes through me like the icy wind. Beautifully written, a novel in verse with an incredibly painful ending.




  5. Twisted Short Stories says:

    I’m going to sound dopey for once. Okay maybe for a second time. Okay as always. The last two lines have thrown me?!


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