Don’t Fear What’s On The Other Side

sky 1The voices beckoned,


He take

Another journey

Across the bridge.

He knew

His body was willing,


His heart

Might never


Be ready.

He’d fortified the walls,


His defenses,

And given

His vital organ

Ample time

To heal.

Time had taught him

That tempting

The Fates

Often meant

Picking up

The shattered pieces

Of his




He was in no mood

For yet

Another round

Of jigsaw heart.

sky 2The voices reasoned

With him,


The wounded hero

That quitters

Die alone.

They told him

Not to fear

What was on

The other side.

But could he trust them?

So often,

They’d led him


Preying on

The hopeless romantic,

Who loved first,

And reasoned

Only when

It was




The sky

Looked as if

It were giving him

A warning.

How ominous,

How frightening,

How tempting.

Like love,

The sky

Summoned him,

And he

Obediently answered

Its siren call.

Across the bridge

He strode.

Only time

Will tell

If the voices

Have finally

Been kind

To the




Of Love’s Battlefield…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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36 Responses to Don’t Fear What’s On The Other Side

  1. D. Parker says:

    Hope the date goes well. πŸ™‚

  2. zoo girl patti says:

    Beautiful! I love the metaphor – seeing the dark storm ahead – a reminder of past heartbreaks but having the strength and courage to cross over to what appears a budding ray of sunshine on the other side. I love it.

  3. I’m glad you’re letting your guard and wall down….I hope it works out now that you let someone in.

  4. TrewwGriTT61 says:

    Reblogged this on sandylweston and commented:
    Ah, so true of Life on Love’s Battlefield!! I found this to be true for females as well!!

  5. markbialczak says:

    Another march to the battlefield of love, Austin, is worth it. You are a valiant poet. Never give up. Ever. Yay, you.

  6. Keep crossing that bridge, Austin. I believe in you.

  7. ksbeth says:

    i’m glad you’re headed out and over the bridge )

  8. grannyK says:

    Very well written, and wonderful photos!

  9. This is beautiful Austin, I really enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚

  10. plaguedparents says:

    I believe I told you a couple of months ago that you most certainly could write a love poem. Nicely done ❀

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