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Question Mark

by Andrew C McDonald 3 months ago in sad poetry / love poems / heartbreak
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Question Mark
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Looking at a world full of question marks

Instead of being home, wandering in the dark

Nothing now is pure black or pure white

Used to talk all night, now just continue the fight

Crying in time with the singing larks

Looking at a world full of question marks

We used to watch the sunrise on the beach

Barefoot, sand and surf, hand in each other’s reach

Once I was your universe, your moon and your stars

Now your time is spent in honky tonk bars

A lonesome dog howls a blue despairing bark

Looking at a world full of question marks

How did she become your number one

We used to laugh all day, life smiles and fun

Now I get monosyllables, your soul far away

Her name on your lips, feet itching to stray

Is our marriage irretrievable, shattered on the rocks

Looking at a world full of question marks

Have we drifted so far apart the gulf won’t breach

Shattered bridge abutments scattered at my feet

My tingling fingers remember the touch of your hand

Her hand you hold now, swaying to the band

At three a.m. the bar and my life will go quiet and dark

Lost in a world become a question mark

Neon sign still blazes, your car in the lot

Her lipstick on the seat, melting in the hot

Music blasts from the door as a drunk stumbles out

Do I go inside for a screaming bout

Acid roiling in my gut, tears launching an ark

Lost in a world become a question mark

Through fogged glass I see her dancing in your arms

Held tight and secure safe from all harms

My security blanket is mussed, my home no longer safe

I feel like a widow, an orphan, a forlorn forgotten waif

Not sure where I’ll head, feet wandering to the park

My whole life has become a question mark

Walking whither I really don’t know

Heated chills, icy hot then snow

A new life I’ll just have to find

Someone new my heart to bind

But tonight my life is bleak and stark

Where it’ll be tomorrow is the question mark

sad poetrylove poemsheartbreak

About the author

Andrew C McDonald

Andrew McDonald is a 30 year 911 dispatcher in Florida. He resides with his wife of 35+ years. Upon earning his B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Florida Institute of Technology, Mr. McDonald served as an officer in the U.S. Army 1985 to 1992.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Deborah Lane3 months ago

    I could see the woman outside the bar watching as her ex danced with another woman. I felt her pain and confusion. Very well written and extremely relatable. Keep it up.

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