Tuesday, December 11, 2012

With You By My Side

Written for Open Link Night at Dverse

I went for a walk
by myself.
I got lost in my thoughts
and on the streets.
I had no idea
where I was.

You were with me
in my mind,
beside me
supporting my every
misguided step.

It was your steady hand
that stopped me
from stepping off the precipice,
a fall that I may not have
endured.

Alone I wandered,
with you by my side.
We talked and laughed
somewhere in my head
it all made sense.

I bumped into a
light post as I gazed
into the dark corners
of my mind where
you exist.

I ambled blindly.
I stumbled about
like a drunk man
well into a fifth
of cheap scotch.

I couldn't see you.
I didn't see you
anywhere outside
of my dreams.
I fell.

I cried, a weeping
uncontrollable.
I was lost and
very much alone
with you by my side.

Alas, the street
led to a light
that shone upon
an angelic figure
that was you.

You. Me.
Together! My wandering
led to to the place
I wandered from.
Home.

I went for a walk
on the cold, dark
streets that have no name.
And you were with me,
by my side. Forever.

8 comments:

  1. love this, such beautiful words..especially liked this verse:

    You. Me.
    Together! My wandering
    led to to the place
    I wandered from.
    Home.

    franza

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  2. haunting and sad, but still quite beautiful. I admit I was a bit worried that home would not be reached and quite glad that it was.

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  3. Heaven (@asweetlust)March 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    I like the reflections during the walk, while drinking.. the internal monologue was vivid ~
    I specially like these lines:

    It was your steady hand
    that stopped me
    from stepping off the precipice,
    a fall that I may not have
    endured.

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  4. Ksenia Anske (@kseniaanske)March 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. My wandering
    led to to the place
    I wandered from.
    Home…. i love how the circle closes there in the end…

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  6. Glad to have merged gravity and shared words this week. I appreciate your kind remarks on my piece today. I enjoyed the surety among the chaotic revolutions in your expression. On that ground we can make it twice as far it seems. Send peace and love ~ Rose

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  7. smiles…there is great comfort in knowing they were always there you know….and that they are looking out for you as well…so you tamed the myth eh? smiles.

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  8. Wonderful! That cheap scotch makes me stumble too Seriously intense focus, love the stroll…but wonder about the end…together forever begets eternity…are you flying down the street now…angel wings intact. Ponderous finish leaves me traversing my own dark roads.

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