Today, 16th March 2017, is when I finally sell my soul to the dark side and debut my least favoured style of literature on Paul.E.Bailey’s World. It’s something I’ve been considering for a while to test myself if nothing else.
I’m not a big fan of poetry. I won’t lie when I say I ignore a lot of poems posted on WordPress for a variety of reasons, but the main one is that a lot seem to carry with them more than a trace of pretension. The language used is often so unnatural and it doesn’t bode well with me. That’s not to say I don’t see some really good poetry though.
There’s obviously no pressure to branch out into this literary style from my peers. The pressure comes only from myself and it really is just a trial run. I haven’t written poetry in many years so please go easy on me in your critique.
Anyway, here goes. Enjoy my Paul.E.Bailey’s World poetical debut, Scorned.
I think back to simpler times.
Times when I could grow and flourish.
Uninhibited. Unrestricted. Unbound.
Times of plenty when I was nourished.
Things changed and you committed your crimes.
Atrocious acts that went with impunity.
Against you. Against me. Against all.
So unwise and so unwitty.
Too far you have come and burned your bridges.
There’s no return to days of green.
No back. Just forth. Perpetual.
Too boorish were you to have seen.
Now go ahead and enjoy your riches.
Our plan lies in wait and like fools you ignore.
Preoccupied. Absorbed. Unaware.
I’ll reclaim what’s mine and you’ll be no more.
Title image from express.co.uk.