Of course you only die once. If you are lucky it’s quick or happens in your sleep.

If it’s you that is left, then why not dig yourself out from the deepest loneliness?

Find a new life of laughter and joy; it will take time and perseverance.

Better to have loved once than never loved at all (so they say).

Except of course you miss it more: but not to be trifled with because it hurts the more.

Better not to want the unobtainable, though your sights are high!

The boat rocks,

The dog barks,

The “bell” doesn’t ring.

So, where next my darling?

RSRM 2011 (for Good Friday)

6 Responses to Poem

  1. Jennifer Tetlow April 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    So deeply and beautifully spoken, and out loud. Moving.

  2. Sally April 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Robert, a jolt in time brought me to your poetry this evening, from when you visited my blog and wished me all the luck in the world … now I send you my best wishes and heartfelt thanks for saying it all.

  3. 100swallows April 25, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Make the world richer with another figure as good as that girl at the fountain, Robert. That’s worth sticking around for.

  4. Robert April 25, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Great to here you 100swallows, no fear I have much do, commissions “to die for” (!!) I am so lucky from that point of view. Trust you are well and that Spain is set fair.

    Jennifer, I hope the sun shines in Yorkshire too.

    Sally, thank you too.

  5. Robert April 25, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    HEAR of course!

  6. Susanna April 26, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    Wow, your poetry is beautiful, you are just full of creativity and hidden talents