Standing staring at vacant space
amid the mixed memories...
jangle in my head,
contrasting emotions at my door...
watching silently as on a film,
my own private world
floods my mind...
days started lost in wonder,
kisses sweet as cherry pie
from another time another place,
on the threshold of a new beginning
I was carried on that faithful day,
jocular times...ceilidh merrymaking
families locked together steadfast
never wavering...always resolute,
so then why! why, did those sweet feelings change?
stirring emotions linger bitter sweet...
casting their shadows like ghosts,
I am suddenly invisible...not able to speak,
my doors are closed...others do not see
the pain and suffering inside me,
desperation wondering what might have been,
suspicion building lost locked
in dispassionate dispute,
I will never know the answers!
A world forever turning...changing
bricks and mortar are gone,
once my father said...'a labour of love'
now no more an area of beauty,
leafy lanes gone to dust...
all that's left are the memories
of another time together with
a sign that proclaims