I Return Soonest

I Return Soonest

“I return soonest…”
Your parting words
uttered long-long ago…
Yet to them I fiercely cling,
a succor against reality

Mornings become noons
days become weeks
yet they ricochet in my heart…
A mantra for me to chant,
and shame this unbelief

“I return soon…”
But when, tell me, when?
Weeks become months …
months become years,
still I hold to your words untrue

“I return…”
A promise now untrue …
Yet like candles in the wind
Hope flickers wanly,
as I cling to make-belief



7 thoughts on “I Return Soonest” by Edydeyemi (@edydeyemi)

  1. Me likey…well done

  2. “I return…”
    A promise now untrue …
    Yet like candles in the wind
    Hope flickers wanly,
    as I cling to make-belief

    love those lines

  3. One can actually feel the hope waning as the MC goes from I return soonest to I return soon and then I return…
    Lovely poem…sometimes hope can be bad too.
    Well done, Dyemi. $ß.

    1. @ Bubbllinna Thanks

  4. *In Pilate’s Voice* I find no fault in this one.

    Well written.

  5. The pains of “Waiting for my lover”

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