Forever Never



Forever Never


People always leave

Why do they always leave?

They come crashing in to your life

Full of intensity and meaning

Claiming their place in your forever future

They take you along for the ride

Down a road you see no end to

Until ……. they disappear

Why do they always disappear?

“We’ll head for the horizon” they said

“Keep going into the sunset”

They said!

But suns come and suns go

And the horizon is still so far away

Leaving a long shadow behind

That hides the many places in the road

Where two strides again became one

People always leave

They make promises and plans

That will be believed as intention

Ah but who is common to all these partings?

It must be you, you must be too needy!

But is it too needy to expect them to live up to their words?

As lessons are learned along the road

Mistakes are not repeated

With a polar shift in approach

This problem should have been solved

A skeptics hand played in this game

With no expectation of reaching that sunset horizon

No suffocating ties attached to them

Yet people still leave

Why do they still leave?

It’s heartbreaking to find out

That even those with no obligations

Can still disappoint so badly

So many empty words

Somebody, anybody, prove yourself true

Do as you say, act as you scripted

Or never say friend

Never say love

And never ever say forever


©Copyrighted by Colin Ryan (2010)


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2 responses

  1. Kim

    Beautiful words in simplicity…I think it captures the dilemma when we make promises…how can we promise something when we know nothing of the future? No promise is ever valid, in that sense. Anyways. Loved your poem!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    June 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

  2. Colin Ryan

    Thanks Kim :o)

    June 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

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