Gwenda, The Sword, And The Stone

Gwenda, The Sword, And The Stone

Again my heart this mortal pain
Far from memory our remembrance sings
No penance saves Abel the stain of Kane
Or to Gwenda my love fresh offering
Lost now a broken trust never to remake
Only to remorse now our given memory too
Lost all yet love shattered can we take
From only jealousy a path from nothing to
Once all about us and only ones own selves
All moments here now to and only be
Given over hand in hand each moment too lives
Not seeing the other another to free
How blind to all ‘twas reason our heart
Unrecognised am fool yet eyes wide open
Drawn by pain weak lust but I alone to start
Blaming on you mine alone stay unforgiven
Stained by time ever Heavens cry and mock
Scarred by sword a revelation a hand
To beast given over your soul to steal and rock
Life now torment gained to an eternal band
A Hell flesh broken vow of yesterdays.

1.02am Australian ESDT 14th December 2010
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Gwenda, The Sword, And The Stone

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Artist's Description

I’ve been divorced for 25 years, but still think about my ex-wife, Gwenda, and all the errors and things, I now blame myself for. Not long after our Decree Absolute was granted, my wedding ring broke; and then my brothers dog bite me on the index finger of my right hand, leaving a scar that looks like a sword pointing at me..
Just playing with my name and address, hidden acrosticly in the poem; the Revelation, and The Once and Future King… all just my subconscious haunting me….

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