One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge

In Search Of That Someone

… deep in the psyche
weighing up options
it’s still a long way down
if equidistant from above
with an absence of action
yet a plethora of possibilities
stepping off the parapet
into another dimension
where gravity is absent
centrifugal is constrained
conscience is conscious
all pride has been swallowed
while time is irrelevant
no dial on the parade
though the sun still shines
at the stroke of midnight
with everything in perspective
though the horizon doesn’t exist
for dogs don’t bark
and asps can’t bite

while the ark is long gone
as the flood has abated with
fighting, taunting, goading, slaying,
wars, battles confined to history
but can never be forgotten

when rain doesn’t spit
although water is plentiful
for the tûba tree flourishes
to proffer a welcome
no matter the skin colour
or ethnicity of race
or appearance at the Gate
or gaudy attire
or how they arrived
or what they had done
or what they believe in
or what they don’t
just that they are here
for the journey has been long
in search of their someone
from eons ago
with love unrequited
questions unanswered
was physical now ethereal
… somewhere ahead


Born in Scotland of Irish lineage, Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse achieving success in poetry competitions. He has featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. His influences extend from Burns to Shakespeare, Kipling to Betjeman, Dennis to Mazzoli.

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