Midnight Sunset Remembering only yesterday. Retrospect a dream. Sugar coated final thoughts whispering a scream. Laugh around the morning sun, but do not take a peak. You must be careful round the bend for they know just what you seek. Tell me now just who you are. Tell me to a tee, and once you've finished, change your mind for you I do not see. Walking round with empty souls waiting to be filled. Drowned in temporary dreams. Motivation still. Wanting only speck of love. Received then hunger more, but after owned one cannot say they know just what it’s for. What you say is what you think, but just at the time. Reassurance comes to speak, but silence is a crime. Walking round the streets of town, staring to the sky. Wandering up and wandering down, and just wondering why. Direction never one to go. Come to see it’s gone. If you follow I won't know. Hide the path I'm on. Scrolls of verse not making sense. Never one to care, but if it were nonsense were you one to share? Come on now and see the shame. See it pass you by. Now you see it’s all the same, so never will you cry. Inspiration comes and goes only for a time. Comes to leave, but never shows when you need a sign. Laughing down at simple pleasures, feeling no more pain. Life has now just turned to leisure, but it’s all the same.
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
I wrote this particular poem in 2001 while visiting my grandparents in Germany.
Tea & Sprockets
Tea & Sprockets is D.L. Lang's debut poetry book. This collection spans 15 years of work, encompassing poems from 1995 to 2010. Across the 106 selected poems, Lang weaves together themes of love and friendship, death and loss, war and peace.