Tuesday, October 12, 2021

853

image credit

UNREQUITED

A sword it was to strike at the heart

Sharp, swift in mercy, no glint of light

How can a season of rain torrent through

To the silence, without the warning thunder


Yet, there it be; fixed, pinned to heartbreak

That foolish allusion of love; unrequited offerings

To underserved  stalwarts of selfish worth

Pierced, friezed,  a sacred monument of dotish pleasure


No lamb, no sacrifice 

Only pain, angst, and longing nailed

To a parapet of learning.

Regrets are wasted in continuous flow of life's river

© gillena cox 2021


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
Challenged to  write your way out of a place of pain

REVISIT
12 October 2020
12 October 2017
12 October 201​5

ENJOY THE MUSIC:  


Link to Sweetest 100 Days of Christmas in T&T HERE HAPPY SEASON

24 comments:

  1. This seems like something (someone) better left behind.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for your appreciation Ken

    Much💜love

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your last line is killer. I liked "Yet, there it be, fixed, pinned to heartbreak."

    ReplyDelete
  4. Unrequited love is perhaps the most intense of them all because the mind conjures so much to embellish it with false hope.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The last line is so true...we must never let ourselves wallow in regret.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerfe

      Much💜love

      Delete
  6. I love the conclusion you arrive at through the examination of your pain. Perfect response to the prompt, thank you Gillena!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your appreciation Ingrid

      Much💜love

      Delete
  7. As others have said, your last line says it all. The river flows, never looks back, accepting all the rubbish it carries with it. We try to be selective, but our past is always with us.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your painting is fantastisc... and I admire your poem.
    Happy MosaicMonday

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The painting is not my work. It is from Pinterest. There is a hyperlink which takes you there
      🙃much💜love

      Delete
  9. Thanks for dropping by Heidrun

    Much💜love

    ReplyDelete
  10. The painting is luscious … as are your words. Regrets we have them, we hopefully move beyond them.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for your appreciation Helen

    Much💜love

    ReplyDelete
  12. That seems to be the only salvageable part of such pain: a lesson learned. Well done, Gillena.
    pax,
    dora

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for your appreciation Dora

    Much💜love

    ReplyDelete
  14. "No lamb, no sacrifice

    Only pain, angst, and longing nailed

    To a parapet of learning.

    Regrets are wasted in continuous flow of life's river"
    Your concluding lines say it so beautifully, Gillena! ❤️

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks for your appreciation Punam

    Much💜love

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is incredibly evocative, Gillena. I think we all harbor regrets from past pain. You are a strong and beautiful person.. your courage shines through 💝💝

    ReplyDelete
  17. That pain of unrequited love is amazing.

    ReplyDelete