He- came between our lovebutterfly-shadow 2

Arrived, so sudden, uninvited

He- harsh and quick and cruel

Stood over us and gloated

He stole our lives, our very souls


He-came between our friendship

Embedded, himself in secret places

He- cut and gorged into our faces

Deep lines of pain and sorrow

While we surveyed the horror


He- came between our confidence

Challenged our shaky sanity

On bended knee we asked him –why

He- laughed and walked away

But to return another day


He- came between our serenity

One day all would be peaceful

The next he’d raise his head

Snarling and shouting and mocking

Ha, did you think that I was dead


He – came between the life we knew.

Cut right down to the heart

Removed the lovely memories

And there we stood apart

Now scared, alone, like enemies


He- came to stay he said

Just some stranger, just some bloke

We had to live a different way

When he was there, we had to bear

He said his name was Stroke.



A poem by: Liz


About liz2you

Life just happens when you plan something else. 50 years spent in Africa and relevant stories.
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3 Responses to He

  1. so moving. really beautiful writing…

  2. Tammy says:

    amazing writing. This only comes from deep emotion and grief of what is lost. I love u and want u to know that all is not lost xxx much, but not all. U can overcome.

  3. shani lea says:

    Very well writen words, unfortunately true. Love you.

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