Poets logo

The Pale Effort

Written During a Period of Time When Working 27-Hour Shifts Was Regular

You're the crumbs, left not found.

The novelty won't fade.

By the ridge, I would call.

My crime was with no one.

Needed to know, needed to know.

Answer me!

You told me I was lost inside, I whipped away your smile.

If it has given you a reason for life, then I must go away and be left alone.

You told me I am lost inside and I wipe away your smile.

It's the right thing, do you know?

At least everyone thinks I am saying so.

The violence was home, and it made the lies, it made the love.

Answer me!

You told me I was lost inside, I whipped away your smile.

If it's given you a reason for life, then I must go away and be left alone.

Told me I am lost inside and I wipe away your smile.

sad poetry
Sickboy Lecuyer
Sickboy Lecuyer
Read next: Poem: New Life
Sickboy Lecuyer

"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe paints a fairly clear picture.

See all posts by Sickboy Lecuyer

Find us on socal media

Miscellaneous links