The Daily Prompt – Trace 2

The day has ebbed to a crisp warmth

With dusk fast approaching 

The sound of silence echoes in our midst

The evening chill gives me goose bumps

And my strength is drained and winding down

By this unending feud that dwells within us

Food has become tasteless and stale

My succour has drifted to a glass of daily sangria

And satisfaction glued to the television set


Ours was a special kind of love

Precious and sweet and witty

Until the worms crept into our hub

And sucked the intensity of our passion

Leaving us slackened between the sheets

Come, let’s trace this lull that dims our light

Come, let’s trace back our misguided steps

That quietens the laughter that once was heard

Come, let’s return to our promise of an unfettered joy

The assurances of an undiluted bond

The vow we once declared in love


Submitted for the Daily Prompt – Trace.

Peace and Love!

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12 thoughts on “The Daily Prompt – Trace 2

  1. TRACING things backward to do and love the way we used to! And THEN that “slackness–what a delicate and descriptive way to say it—is replaced with “rock hard passion” (sorry!) 🙂


      1. I know—I’m sorry–just making comments! I assumed too much—that the blip of hope at the end might lead to renewal. Relations do die…despite our best efforts.


      2. Yes, but the word ‘slackened’ depicts the enormity of the strain in the relationship. Of course the narrator is asking for a truce so that they can return to the status quo they once enjoyed.

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      3. Understood. I misinterpreted what the poem was trying to say. And it won’t be the last time for me, or anyone else—! People don’t always “get” what message I’m trying to get across, either! It’s a challenge for me—for next time! 🙂

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