Poem: The Last Goodbye


Their fingers touched

As they sat apart

In St. James’s Park

As the birds flew above

Their silence stowed

Throes of  unutterable desires

His finger caressed

Her naked hand

Laid bare solely for him

Every touch masks

A flurry of  kisses

And timeless embraces

Each stroke ignites

A million waves

Burning through their veins

Magnifying their passion

Intensifying this occasion

This time tomorrow

She will become 

Another man’s Bride.

Let go



Being Afraid Is Human, But Staying Afraid Is A Choice.

  • Emily Page
    January 30, 2014

    I love this. Its simplicity somehow captures perfectly the intensity of feeling between them. Found your blog through Poets Corner.

    • shirleymaya
      January 30, 2014

      Thank you for coming over to my blog, Emily. I hope my “other poetry” does not scare you away. I write about many subject matters. I will check out your blog soon. Thank you again 🙂

  • cjm76
    February 10, 2014

    A stunning portrayal of an ending. I’m really enjoying your poetry!

    • shirleymaya
      February 10, 2014

      Thank you, CJ. A very warm welcome to my blog 😉

      • cjm76
        February 10, 2014

        Thanks Shirley 🙂 I look forward to reading more 😉

        • shirleymaya
          February 10, 2014

          I am truly humbled and honoured, CJ. Thank you again.