2 Poems by Stephen Allen : ‘Petals of Deceit’ & ‘One Day Further’


Petals of Deceit   

Rose petals pressed dead between hand written pages
Rescued from the final insult, among crumpled words
And this mornings half eaten discarded Danish

From a friend that was once trusted, but never twice
Reminders of the knife twisted in blatant cruelty and greed
Conscience or remorse, mere words scattered about these pages

Acrid scent of decay, fragrance of honour brittle and crumbling
A facade of false beliefs, in ruins, this construct of insanity
The blind leading the fallen, battling over scraps of discarded pastry

And yesterdays fallen trust, where discarded friends are laid bare

One Day Further

How far has this day taken this life?
it seems like only yesterday I...
well I guess it might have been
so much for daily progress

Some days float gracefully
while others crash very hard
thrashing about ungracefully
a blindfolded driver could do better

And though I may seem to complain
I would have it no other way
because I love my life
each and every day

(c) Stephen Allen, Stoic Poetry
Petals of deceit also found on Stephen's page at 
https://throughthecrackedwindow909748923.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/petals-of-deceit/


Bio: Stephen Allen was born and raised in Northern Ireland before relocating to Canada.
I have lived in the US and currently reside in Austria.

I have a novel and a poetry book self published, as well as several short stories. (Amazon KDP)

I also have a blog on WordPress; Through The cracked Window (revisited) 



By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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