Left behind


Left Behind


When left behind, I learned the subtle hush

that comes with being alone,

the silent voice inside my head-

And then I learned a lacking known

to those who tasted life’s sweet rush,

the flavors found in passing love

that left a trail of pain instead

when left me alone thereof-


When left behind, I learned how time

would play the clocks,

it marked its days across my face

while waiting here if someone knocks

I turn my words into these rhymes

and play the songs my soul defined,

alone to quietly retrace

the love that passed, when left behind.



5 thoughts on “Left behind

  1. Geetha B says:

    Lovely Hector! I read them on email but it is always nicer with the image 🙂

    • Hector says:

      Here I use images and in another site I always post a quote with each poem. Becomes a good way to create a balance. Here is the quote I posted there: “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. ”
      ― Pearl S. Buck

      Thank you Geetha 🙂

      • Geetha B says:

        So very true Hector. Human beings are not made to live alone without a partner, whatever the choice of that partner may be, it is important to be able to share with someone. You are most welcome. I love your poetry, it has a feeling between Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Shelly and a tinge of Shakespeare amongst others

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