I've been quiet of late,
the creaking hinges on the gate
of my old rusting life
are slowly stiffening
and I'd be seriously surprised
if anybody was still listening.

The flickering flame
on the candle my life
once burning so bright,
now disturbed by the breath
of dreaded darkness
creeping closer in the night.

The ghosts of time;
of long dead dreams
and walks down memory lanes,
like the waxing flame
marking lost time,
overcome by lifes aches and pains.

And the pills that I pop
from the bottle and box
are now growing more pointless
in their passionate performance.

The Pen And The Page
growing greyer by the day
and like the fluffy white clouds,
ever more fleeting,

floating away......

Authors Note. In this piece, I tried to put into words how I'd been feeling May/June/July 2016 and why I hadn't been writing, posting & keeping up with social media etc., as much as I could have, (should have?). 

It was pretty raw in form and content as I didn't want to over-work it, doing so can often dampen-down the original feelings and mood. 

Thank you all for your kindness, patience & support.



Written by Darren Scanlon, 3rd July 2016.
© 2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. says:

    It’s a nice piece! Love your writing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much for all your support and kind comments.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Cheers Tim. Think I’m getting to grips with the poetry side of it again. My next BIG challenge is getting stuck into my 3 work in progress novels which I’ve been writing since around 2014 and publishing my ultimate poetry collection which I’ve been doing since 2015. 😉


  3. Tim Weeks says:

    Everyone seems to write more than me…so tired as you so eloquently put it….keep it up…is that patronising? Not really, just encouragement from one lazy bastard to one productive poet…


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