Archive for July, 2013

A Reminder

Posted in Poetry with tags on July 12, 2013 by belfastdavid

I met him yesterday
in a store, in Leeds.

I have known him for years
yet he had passed me earlier
and chosen not to speak.

I was deeply saddened
as I helped him through
the process of purchase
and safe storage of money.

He was a popular man
with oodles of charm,
yet now the alcohol
has clearly taken hold
within his brain.

I had spoken to him
often on the potential
for destruction
but had been ignored,

For he chose
not to believe.
Now his sanity
has been thrown away;
never to return.