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A peom which i sent to caranua to place on their website

There we were 1st day,
Nervous, excited tears aplenty,
Innocent and oblivous,
As to what lay ahead,
Not for long though,
Suddenly friendlyness took on a darker shape,
At first surely just a bad dream,
But then innocense departs,
Welcome to a new place,
Lies behind friendly faces,
Strange wants and desires,
Where the bad gunky flows aplenty behind the masks,
So now a new person emerges,
Thinking, reading the ground and the plays like a pro,
Childish thoughts now just a distant echo,
Retreating to the basement,
Wary of the footfalls outside,
It will never happen again they said,
Come be embraced by the state,
Redress is at hand,
Again we watched,
Wanting to belive,
Wanting it to be over,
Again they fooled us,
Some breadcrumbs and some promises,
Was all it took to shut our mouths,
With the breadcrumbs gone and the promises long forgotten,
Once more to the breach dear friends,
A few more crumbs,
But somehow a line gets crossed,
The new world is unveiled,
And there after all these years,
The clothes, the face have all changed,
But there is no doubth,
The bad gunky has returned.
Only this time its the bad gunky who is fearful,
Knowing it over played its hand,
It under estimated inits caclulations,
It forgot that i always fought to the very end,

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Comment by Teri on April 26, 2016 at 14:17

Poetically put - the Pain of the Suffering - Ireland 2016 

Comment by micheal on April 26, 2016 at 14:45

Cheers thanks for that

Comment by Breda whelan on April 26, 2016 at 15:14
That's very moving
Comment by micheal on April 26, 2016 at 15:56

Thanks for the kind words Breda

Comment by Catherine Roberts on April 26, 2016 at 16:06

Very true.

Comment by micheal on April 26, 2016 at 17:03

Thanks for the support guys really means a lot, the phrase bad gunky comes from a stephen king novel called liseys story, this book helped me verbalise a lot of emotions that i had trouble expressing and is one hell of a read, if ya have the time give it a go.

Comment by jack colleton on April 27, 2016 at 10:00

WoW  ...  Awesome Prose!

Comment by jack colleton on April 27, 2016 at 10:04

Lisey's Story

Formats: Hardcover / Paperback / eBook / Kindle / Audio
First Edition Release Date:October, 2006


Two years after her husband's death, Lisey Landon decides it's time to go through his office to clear out his papers. Scott Landon was a bestselling novelist and Lisey has been besieged by people wanting to buy any of his unpublished work but she is determined not to let that happen. As she begins the process of cleaning, she is contacted by an unsavory character who claims that if she does not turn over the papers, he will make her suffer the consequences. Finding strength she did not know she had and never used during their marriage, Lisey refuses, and true to his word, "Zack McCool" begins to stalk her. Lisey begins to remember strange events from her marriage that she had suppressed and finds clues that may help save her life.

Comment by micheal on April 27, 2016 at 11:28

Cheers jack its a great read, thanks for the comment 

Comment by micheal on April 27, 2016 at 11:29

Think i mighf just go and read it again for the fouth time lol

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