My life has changed colours
on your entry as well as the exit.
When I was asleep,
you were near, anytime besides.
Now, when I’m awake,
you are distant, nowhere to be seen.
Your smile that was once soothing,
now like a phantom, is haunting.
The cheery impulse we shared,
is now my lone seizure to be sad.
I’ve let go of some pieces,
but still holding on to many.
A day in my past,
I reminisced a future with you.
A day in my future,
will I ever forget my past?
Now that you’ve gone leaving me,
should I try, come and join you?
Not knowing if I’m alive or dead,
I’m living, embracing life as death.
I was cynical of life after death,
but now I believe, as you live inside me.
This is a free verse written with the usage of ‘Antithesis’.
Antithesis is a literary device used in writing or speech when two opposites are introduced together to produce a contrasting effect. I’ve highlighted the alternating pair of opposites with alternating colours.
This post is written in response to the ‘Saturday Mix’ prompt by Sarah aka Weejars.
The challenge – Opposing Forces – is to use the two opposing words in the response – which can be poetry or prose. Prompt words for this week are – asleep and awake & distant and near.