poetry critical

online poetry workshop



Father's Tool Shed
larrylark

We never embraced,
 1
though once or twice
 2
i got near enough
 3
to feel his breath on my face
 4
while gazing beyond his left shoulder
 5
into the haze of his workman like days
 6
reduced as he shrank into old age.
 7
 
 
Paraphernalia collected
 8
through various stages of his life
 9
lay neglected
 10
You can’t hold tight to that you’re not part of.
 11
One day soon i will load a skip
 12
take it down the recycling tip
 13
watch men in fluorescent coats,
 14
run fingers over spanners, hammers,
 15
spirit levels and gardening rotas
 16
not having one iota
 17
regarding the pain in my heart
 18
as if his much used all purpose knife
 19
handle bound and re bound tight
 20
had been pushed deep
 21
through the core of my life.
 22

17 May 17


(define the words in this poem)
(851 more poems by this author)



Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha

Comments:

0.212s