Tuesday, 18 December 2012


“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” - George Eliot

A photograph by Andy Magee serves as the inspiration this week in Magpie Tales’ creative writing meme.

Return II

You came back, said you understood
(At last!)
You came back and said you knew me,

You came back, you took once more all I had left
(So little!)
You came back and you reaped my scanty harvest watered with tears

You came back, and with sweet words you led me
(I listened!)
You came back and with sweet glances you led me
(I talked!)

You left me once again,
Bound once more with your mended chains.
You left me once again,
Ensuring that your conquest was once again secure...


  1. ... this kind of back and forth would leave most of us exhausted. Nice writing, Sir.

  2. you reaped my scanty harvest watered with tears...beautiful

  3. Nice little piece - loving the incorporating brackets!

  4. i loved the rhythm and feel of this