By Godot

Anaël's Waxen Pulse

*And thus he begged forget me not
But time passed on and she forgot...*

on the loneliest of evenings
may *you* read this, all alone
when the emptiest of emptiness
is dearly called your own

and fervently beseeching you
to call to mind but once
that poets often declare love
--like war-- on many fronts
a game of war quite suited for
the dearest things we won't adore
the darkest things we can't obscure
the saddest things we must endure
with words of hope we wish meant more

and on the loneliest of nights
may you call to mind my sins
forgotten faults and failings
and those wretched "might-have-been's"

remember in your bleakest hour
when Fate claims yours the weakest tower
when day seems drear, and night, more dour
remember there is one somewhere
who would suffer in your stead
--gladly-- just to tell you once
(and declare love on many fronts)
the words he should have said

"should have said" could have led
to so much more than this
a simple word, and how absurd
to think it rhymes with bliss...


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Copyright 2010 Godot
Published on Saturday, July 27, 2002.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, carlosjackal (2773)By person wrote:

    Incredible work.One of those ones where simple hyperbole doesn’t do it justice.

  • purr_verse On Friday, January 6, 2017, purr_verse (1060)By person wrote:

    This remains one of my absolute favourite pieces I've ever read on this site. Still, always, outstanding.

  • Godot On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Godot (22)By person wrote:

    glad to hear it still does something for you. hard to believe i wrote this over 15 years ago.

  • purr_verse On Sunday, May 10, 2020, purr_verse (1060)By person wrote:

    Given the years passed now, and how often I revisit this one, it stands as a contender for one of my favourite pieces of all time.

  • Godot On Sunday, May 10, 2020, Godot (22)By person wrote:

    you're too kind! check your mail on here

  • purr_verse On Sunday, May 10, 2020, purr_verse (1060)By person wrote:

    Not just here.

  • A former member wrote: Always strongly along the same train of thought, taking a scenic route... I really enjoy your writing.

  • Malice In Wonderland On Friday, June 5, 2009, Malice In Wonderland (987)By person wrote:

    Rhyme never was my stong point...lucky you.wonderful. Scholar

  • Echoes of Orpheus On Thursday, June 4, 2009, Echoes of Orpheus (361)By person wrote:

    Back yet again... *sighs* every time.

  • Echoes of Orpheus On Sunday, July 13, 2008, Echoes of Orpheus (361)By person wrote:

    Back again, this poem is certainly among my top few favorites on this site. I just can't seem to stop reading it.

  • Aleas On Wednesday, April 30, 2008, Aleas (172)By person wrote:

    I hadn't been to this page in 5 years. When I decided to reconnect with this site, I was hoping to find this artist still here. I am deeply relieved to find this work and this poet/person/artist still available to read and enjoy. Thank you for many years ago, and thank you for today.

  • Echoes of Orpheus On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Echoes of Orpheus (361)By person wrote:

    A shame the author hasn't written in 4 years, this poem is... absolutely amazing, this poem goes so much further than I thought words could ever take me

  • Circe Avalon On Friday, November 2, 2007, Circe Avalon (115)By person wrote:

    This poem is truly amazing, I love it! Speechless, it was so good....

  • A former member wrote: this is a breathtaking poem that truly speaks to the depths of the souls of anyone who ever this kind of deep! fav. list! ::truth::

  • cre On Thursday, November 11, 2004, cre (411)By person wrote:

    so incredible . . I can never, ever tire of reading you. You own rhyme.

  • OLd SouL On Monday, May 3, 2004, OLd SouL (734)By person wrote:

    Indeed a well written poem this was. The ending.. superb. :::OLd

  • purr_verse On Monday, May 3, 2004, purr_verse (1060)By person wrote:

    sheer rhyme and metre mastery, the point never forced or lost... magnificently well-executed piece that succeeds on every level. outstanding write.

  • Jonas On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, Jonas (720)By person wrote:

    you work with words masterfully. the rhyme and flow of your poems are a well woven silken web... of doom. thank you for your words, keep writing.

  • A former member wrote: excellent piece. surprised it hasn't received more comments...

  • Sky Singer On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, Sky Singer (153)By person wrote:

    indeed excellent.... remnants of Poe, i think. and although this has a feeling of utter hopelessness to it... i am left feeling almost... comforted...

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