the dark flag of pain #poem #poetry

i open doors which you can’t see
under my father’s heavy eyelids
tenderness gets harder every day
i ache and cry
inside the same sunset in which you left
the smell of morphine saturates my skin
in Campo de’ Fiori people still sell grapes
some still believe the Freudian nonsense about sex
gale winds blow the dark flag of pain
a lonely boat sits anchored in the bay
my soul is scattered in the west
my tears form a phase which reads
tomorrow is already yesterday


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100 thoughts on “the dark flag of pain #poem #poetry

  1. Happy Sunday G. You painted powerful and painful images. Many wonderful lines here, but none more compelling than the juxtaposition in your finale “tomorrow is already yesterday.” It says so much and in a very haunting way. When that tomorrow we have always dreaded finally arrives,…….we may know it was coming, but it can still hurt us just as profoundly. Perhaps, that wasn’t your intent…but that is what resonated in me. Made me think back on many days that I wished had never arrived.

    You have my mind swirling on many possibilities……
    Thank you for reaching into the depths of your soul to pen this.

    Have a wonderful day dear G. May the sun shine brightly over you. Be well.

    1. Good morning and happy Sunday, Drew!
      There is a haunting quality about me today 🙂

      I am glad you enjoy the poem, and you liked that particular line. Yes, that was my intent. You read me right. But then you always do, don;t you?

      1. lol. I am not going to comment on your birth defect 🙂 Between you and me it’s not a birth defect at all 🙂
        Surprised we see thinks differently?

        Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Drew!
        May you have a heavenly Sunday filled with love 😉

      1. I know Ankit. Thank you again. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and grateful for your kind thoughts. Take care my friend!

      2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ankit. You are such a good friend! Take care too!

    1. Hello, my dear friend. I am so glad you are here. Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean a lot to me.

      1. What are you trying to do to me? I can’t think. It’s too early in the morning 🎸🛶🌴🧚🏻‍♀️🍮

  2. Bonsoir
    émouvant ce beau texte
    Une image douloureuse
    Demain et déjà hier
    comme l’on ressent la peur d’un jour redouté d’une larme en sa peine qui cherche en vain sous ses paupières le tendresse d’hier dans ses iris qui écrivais l’amour dans son regard

    Bonne soirée amitiés bises !

  3. Evocative today, G! You weave imagery like the finest of creators… and I especially enjoyed the last three lines: ” my soul is scattered in the west/ my tears form a phrase which reads/ tomorrow is already yesterday.” <3

    1. Oh dear K, I am so humbled by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Wonderfully expression of a melancholic soul’s feeling.painting is most beautiful and matched with feelings hidden inside of your impressive feelings,my dear friend!!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

  5. My dear friend G!! Your lines in this poem”my tears from a phase which reads tomorrow is already yesterday..”and title’s name”The dark flag of pain”are forcing me to think negative points of is natural that every tomorrow changes in today after then yesterday.but according your poem there is no hope in tomorrow.nobody knows about tomorrow but in every life,tomorrow is come.if we have positive thoughts,tomorrow brings many miracles for is true that some pains of past reflect in our daily is blessed things for a emotional poet/writer for inspiration.but why we take our pain in dark way.if we have positive attitude then all pains can be convert into most amazing n happy inspiration.amour may be deceive us but feelings of love live with our soul forever like a blessed gift given by God.i do not give most importance to beloved because he is poor guy having most evils of this world but feelings of life are like gems for pure can touch the height of sky and become blessed by God at are more lucky than others in this way. Plz take your tomorrow as your fresh morning coffee not as sleeping pills at night.besides all things,i want to say that you are amazing and unique poetess.i like your all amazing poems like the pearls in oyster.can we not take sweet memories in our past and forget all bitterness?plz do not mind as i said you.i know you are most emotional.if you mind please forgive me because i can not comparison with you.i am a smallest guy in front of you.dear,if you think some wrong in my thoughts then i apologise to you.hope-you will not take me in wrong way.🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹you are my friend having a pure soul,dear!!

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts my dear. Just know that I highly respect and admire the work of my followers.
      Have a fabulous day!

      1. A lot of thanks for your kind reply.i am thinking those lines”tomorrow is already yesterday”touching my heart in its depth.most heart touching poem,dear G.i appreciate every line.wonderful poem as your all poems having most deep feelings,dear!! Thanks and most welcome with love.💕💕💕💖

      2. Last lines of your poem is become a proverb for me”tomorrow is already yesterday”so much pain in this line.i can never forget this line coz of its eternal truth in this are amazing creator of heart touching words,my dear friend!!🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

    1. I have to thank you again and again. I am so grateful to you for taking the time to read this morning. Take care, Ash!


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