A Few Nails

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Too late to turn back the clock.

A Few Nails


You can’t turn it back, you know,

that clock;

can’t retract those words,

pretend that they weren’t spoken.

Oh, what a fool I must have been

to be taken in

by such a long-term fiction

constructed from the mind of you.

I can’t forget,

can’t forgive

such a conspiracy of deceitful silence.

Do you wish you’d kept it going,

the illusion,

the pretence?

Does it really matter anyway?

Those words, after all,

were nothing more

than a few extra nails

hammered into a coffin of something

that was a long time


Submitted: September 08, 2018

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Mike S.

Excellen, Hull!

Sat, September 8th, 2018 6:00pm


Thanks, Mike!

Sat, September 8th, 2018 11:43am


I love this! I know the feeling Great job, as usual

Sat, September 8th, 2018 6:07pm


Thanks, jmm. I had a feeling that you'd understand.

Sat, September 8th, 2018 11:48am

Sue Harris

Speaks volumes, Hully. Extremely well penned!

Sat, September 8th, 2018 7:35pm


Thanks, Sue. I think you understand.

Sat, September 8th, 2018 12:54pm

Jeff Bezaire

Duplicity hurts the worst, for it's the cruelest kind of betrayal. A hard-hitting piece, Hully.

Sat, September 8th, 2018 8:54pm


Thank you, Jeff!

Sat, September 8th, 2018 1:58pm

Tom Allen714

Great poem Hull, words can strike the hardest blows...Tom...

Sun, September 9th, 2018 3:25pm


They sure can. Thanks, Tom.

Sun, September 9th, 2018 10:14am

Melancholic Wisdom

Wonderful work, the words sting the most from someone who you really love.

Sun, September 9th, 2018 4:56pm


I guess that's true, MW. Thanks for giving this a read.

Sun, September 9th, 2018 10:15am

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