Frenzy’s Flash Feature #16

1 Aug


Welcome To Frenzy’s Flash Feature!

Your fortnightly Poetry/Photo Combo with Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff.

We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry. Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 15th August 2013






by Greg Mackie


I met myself on the street today,

I was looking rather pale;

My eyes were red,

my hair unwashed,

I didn’t look too well.


I tried to find the courage,

To ask me what was wrong;

I’ve known myself

for quite some time now –

We used to get along.


He told me he was suffering,

from choices that I’d made.

I said you’re an adult now,

and you’ve made your bed,

and in your bed, you’ll lay.


He screamed at me in anger;

I’d never seen me this way.

His cold blue eyes

were so full of hate,

I had to turn and look away.


He said,

If love can move a mountain,

if love solves everything,

Why am I so lonely?

Why did you give in?


I couldn’t find an answer;

I couldn’t even speak –

I watched me walk

around the corner,

and I’ve never felt so weak.


Will I ever see myself again?

Will I ever be complete?

And how many other divided souls,

Shall I meet,

On this busy street?




4 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #16”

  1. Jan Brown August 3, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    How many other divided souls? Many, I would guess. Me, for one.

    Poignant and profound poetry, And the photo is perfect. Well done, you!

    • frenzyofflies August 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Thanks Jan, I appreciate it 🙂 I guess we’re all a little bit divided, and I guess that’s just what makes us human 😉

  2. pandamoniumcat August 3, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    I’d say there are many divided people…hmmm me some months back ha ha… I would have given myself a scathing report… I think I’d get a better one now… I hope! It’s all about time and place… Cool poem!!

    • frenzyofflies August 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Ha! We’re usually our worst own judge 😉 Thanks Dianne, I always appreciate your comments, and I really do mean the both of me! 😉

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