DJamesBreaux
3 years ago5,000+ Views
East ~ D. James Breaux
an ironic revolving door opens
an unavoidable portal to an avoidable past

a virtuous detour
from a misguided
path of
unrighteous intent

a moral diversion
supplying comfort from the
cold

casually juxtaposing
good schemes with bad

schemes that find truth
in a trail of tears
sometimes

sometimes
wondering
if the tears
are worth it

on the coast of deception
with a broken clock

was
that really
you crying
or just another lucid dream

just east of
all that is lost
and west of oblivion
as far north
as the minds eye can see

standing on the precipice
of eternity
you land south of what you know
you'll never find again

so
you search
in an altered state
running
in
the opposite direction
of the pain machine

where overambitious fears can't dwell

because
this time
they failed to arrive at the lost love place
before you did

and you overcame them
outran them

it's a clever device
time travel
a clever device

smile merchants
of the
clandestine love corporation
have much to sell
with their ten cent feelings

but it's enough to last till
morning light

when a subtle body of sun
plays like a heatwave of silence

and some wierd inertia swing
sets love in motion

and dark flowers blossom

it's an unrehearsed side effect
of desolation
you know

but at least
at least
it helps you make believe
a little while

at least
another day

maybe
until
tomorrow
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This poem is also a clever device (which was, coincidentally, my favorite phrase in the whole piece!)
3 years ago·Reply
The first sentence already has me curious: an ironic revolving door. Is it make of iron, and thus ironic, or is it simply ironic? Anyways, I loved the whole thing!
3 years ago·Reply
@hikaymm haha, you're perception is #Awesome. Yeh the door is an image of irony, when past regrets could have been avoided, resulting in happier a outcome. The revolving door is a gateway between the memory of a happy ending and a sad ending, and a stark reminder that we live with our choices. To love or not to love. That is the question. Here, the answer was not to love. And it was the wrong answer.
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