Mousetrap in a Cheesemonger
This morning it dawned on me
You were always aspirational
And you gave me inspiration
But as much as I try, I am but a faulty failure
And I’m sorry for selling yer
A dream I couldn’t deliver.
I know it in my heart, for so long it was so blurry
But words are easy
As the truth fails me.
Like the mousetrap in a cheesemonger.
I built the trap and sold the cheese.
And the disappointment in your eyes
Is the only thing I see.
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Dear gregg, I enjoyed reading your poem, I have interpreted it in my own way but obviously I may be wrong. I sometimes go to the same place in my mind. I don't have your way with words but here is my little effort.
It's 4am and I'm wide awakeHow much more of this can I take Should I get upOr look at the ceiling Is thinking out loudThe secret to healing So today I'll get upAnd wait for the daylight With hope in my heart That everything will be right.
Thanks for your post. I’m really glad you enjoyed the poem. Interpret away! Each poem I write means something to me but I post them in case they help others, so it’s all about the reader really, and what they take from it. I write to process my own emotions so if the poems help others to process their emotions, then that has to be a good thing!
Thanks for your poem too. Oddly, I have never had a problem with waking up in the middle of the night, other than when on dex which I was able to rationalize as chemically-enduced. It must be a really tough thing to deal with. I found the line “is thinking out loud the secret to healing” really thought-provoking. I’m sure I will think about that a lot so thanks for sharing!
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