Forfeit

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

Cover image: Pixabay.com.

Forfeit

What had happened was

I’d let my concentration slip

and you were poised there,

ready and able

to take advantage of

that momentary blip.

Now you seem to permeate

my every single thought,

and building back those barricades

is futile

and for nought.

I’ve fumigated,

exorcised,

I’ve begged you to simply leave;

for my own self

has been forfeited,

even while

through endless days

I still appear to

breathe.


Submitted: November 23, 2021

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Sluggy

Gasp and grasp for another day!

Nicely done! Gosh, its coming on to an unbarable 2 years now, since knowing bits of you. Can't believe it my self. Like the Windchester house, in California. Actually lived around that area, and passed by it often. Keep on building, with your written thoughts, to get through another day. In a way, all you have written, reminds me of the quirkyness of that mansion. Beautiful, dark and complex, while leaving most unaware until they have made an exploration.

Tue, November 23rd, 2021 7:22pm

HJ FURL

You write poetry so beautifully, your words so intimately personal, expressive of your deepest thoughts, your life challenges. You're a blessing to us here, Hully - we're lucky to have you. Best Wishes, HJ.

Tue, November 23rd, 2021 11:01pm

D. Thurmond aka JEF

Once again, well done Hul.

Wed, November 24th, 2021 2:27am

dewey green

Good Onya Mate.

Wed, November 24th, 2021 5:30am

moa rider

It's dark in there eh Mama Hullabaloo! Usianguke

Wed, November 24th, 2021 6:46am

AdamCarlton

The last line is perfect. Just brings a little sardonic distance at the end.

Wed, November 24th, 2021 9:44pm

Mike S.

Excellent, Hull

Fri, November 26th, 2021 5:49pm

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