Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

The Parting

by Robert Griffith

We parted at the end becoming closer than some
Fraught with what went and what is to come
Miss you as words refuse to describe
Feelings and loss collide and imbibe
Taken from me permission not asked
Life not death now the task
Alone to challenge the abyss of fear
I turn from the precipice unclear
Time grinds by ignorant of my loss
The bridge of memories I must cross
Slowly the wound demands to be healed
Alone and now mindful I begin to yield

Added: 13.04.2011