This poem is an attempt to capture the feelings between two fictional characters – friends turned foes. Though it was written with those two specific characters in mind, it turned out that the poem fits other fictional pairs too. So the subject is left to the readers’ imagination!
A voice reaches my soul
Like storms from a faraway sea
The souls that stood beside
Gone elsewhere; not to be recalled
In between birth and death
The chasm widens, with every new day
With a dawn so precious, it brings light
And a dusk so considerate, it gives darkness
The smiles are fixed in place,
The tears slide into oblivion, gently
If I were you, I’d not rechristen myself
What if you came back to search?
And missed what I once was?
In the phantom roads of life
All paths lead to one goal
My destination is clearer,
The way slightly murky.
When I do come there, will it be
For something you chose?
In the leaving you did
You showed me the power of love
In the learning I did
I told you the pull of sacrifice
Between what is sweet and bitter
There lies a sour patch, amidst
All that is mighty, lies a coward
Who tells naught but lies,
The comforting morning comes again,
The pacifying evening then follows,
Just those random nights that flow by
Where the waves just break the surface
Ripples in a silent lake, lines in the forest’s wake.