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  The Bitter End
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, May 05, 2005
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To grasp for the past, will deliver one to a bitter end.

The Bitter End


I... in the sleep of dark autumn, fancy the soft spring of my frivolous youth,

where days rolled on forever, and time never… ever revealed the truth.

Yet now I sit in the gray silence with this house falling unto its disrepair.

As I in stark recollection, feel the bite of the coming winter in the air.

For this frame of mine now groans… its shivers and bemoans…

And it sways with the slightest blow from life and its perpetual wind.

So to me, it is this future, which becomes the ever present that I now see.


One in which the essence of youths soft spring drifts ever so silently out to sea.

Therefore, I see....that it shall never return, or never shall it grace this house again.


For all that remains now, is just a fleeting memory,

which fades faster and faster toward the spectrums dark and bitter end.



J. Allen Wilson © 2005

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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 5/13/2005
J. Allen, I seem to have found an echo here...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 5/7/2005
This is an excellent poem of life's quick aging and how quickly time goes by.
I love the house/body.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/6/2005
Remember Lot's wife. :-) Something to ponder in weariness. Enjoyed the language here, Allen. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/6/2005
well done
Reviewed by jude forese 5/6/2005
lost youth can be like a cargo ship returning home without any bounty, hoping it would be full but finding it empty ...

excellent poem, Allen ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/6/2005
Dark one. Well done.

Reviewed by Sue Hess 5/6/2005
this is very sad allen, i enjoyed the darkness
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/6/2005
Damn whiney old farts, bet you drive with a little hat on your head and slow in the speed lane right...LOL!? You're only as know the rest, as apparently you feel quite old from reading this poem...or is this of your house as well...I liked this one, Al...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/6/2005
Allen this is an deep and sad (mournful) write capturing the moment of giving up in someones soul. I hope it is not yours cause I believe that you like I are not the old house falling down but rather a superb piece of architecture awaiting refurbishing. Great words and verses though that touch deeply.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/5/2005
Exceptional Allen! Your poems are so convincing I see a bitter man alone in a broken down house mulling over the wasted past with no future in sight.How utterly dejected one can be.Thank you for spurring me on to the light;-)


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