between

between by anelephantcant

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between

between the dreams and memories
between the thoughts and fears
I hear the music of your love
as it whispers in my ears

the dog slumbers in the sunshine
beneath the dying pepper tree
as you once slept in my embrace
before you hungered to be free

now I’m stranded on the platform
as the train departs without me
to my surprise I understand
you no longer care about me

there’s a motorbike and side-car
it is travelling much too fast
under the goggles and the helmets
I see the faces of the past

in my heart the dust still lingers
in my life just wrecked despair
I drift in no direction
seeking one more breath of air

I search for what you left behind
when I drowned in distraught tears
between the dreams and memories
between the thoughts and fears

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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13 Responses to between

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Thank you Elephant. Lol you are right an Elephant does not forget! Maybe Pinky is a special kind of Elephant, different from others. Maybe he can’t fill the holes from old pains but he can find resilience and new love to make the pain less! Have a great week my friend! Hugs and a kiss on the cheek!

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    I missed this one before. Elephant again a sad piece. This woman really broke Eleohsbts heart huh? The last few lines are most telling for me “I search for what you left behind / when I drowned in distraught tears / between the dreams and memories / between the thoughts and fears.” She is the train who left him behind, the memory that never leaves, the love that no other lov can compare too. He always misses her, he always wishes she were near, and he is always caught in dreams (nightmares?) and thought and fears of why she is gone and will not return. Does not matter if he is awake or asleep.

    Makes me sad Elephant. I hope someday he finds a way to move on without her, if she cared she would be there right? Sometimes a person has to give themselves the apology their old loved one does not give them. Giving them the ability to move on to other loves and have less thoughts of ones lost.

    Hugs again!

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  3. C’est très beau et émouvant. J’adore 🙂

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  4. emmylgant says:

    Personne n’écrit l’abandon et les regrets comme tu le fais. On en pleurerait.

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