One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Love Deeper Than On Any Stage

You always said
that you loved ballet
the dressing up
the discipline
standing out front.
Me in tow.

You would rise up
onto your toes
the eloquence
controlled breathing
you en pointe.
Me in awe.

You forever graced
stages like a swan
prima ballerina
the applause
Me a duck.

You would stand high
proud alongside me
whisper and cajole
proffering support
mental and physical.
Me all agog.

You would walk me
off to the sunset
ochre through yellows
past on our backs
life on our minds.
Hold my hand.

How I adored you sister.
More, now that you’ve gone.


Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse. Of late, he has achieved success in poetry competitions and featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He particularly enjoys ekphrastic challenges.

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