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Forbidden Love
SA (31/03/1985 / Sheffield)

Forbidden Love

Poem By Steve Armstrong

She sat there, her feelings burning inside of her,
her love, anger, guilt, pain all eating away at her.
How could she tell them what she felt?
Her own mother and father?
They would never approve of it, they were too old fashioned,
couldn’t see things had changed since their day.
No, it was no use, her only option was…
was to run, run far away, away from the arguments,
shouting and the disapproving stares.

She grabbed the case from on top of the old, antique wardrobe,
placing it on her bed before her,
the bed that she had laid in since she was a little girl.
Slowly she began to place her clothes in the case,
a small, perfectly formed tear, fell from her eye,
and landed on the bedspread.
The last mark she would leave on her parent’s world…

She carried the case into the kitchen,
and before she left, she slipped a note under the fruit bowl,
assuring her mum and dad she would be ok,
that it was better this way,
and with that she was gone,
off to be with the love of her life,
to be free, to be with…her.

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Comments (7)

what a twist to the tale! ! its a good poem...im jus giggling to myself cuz its a man...writing about lesbians lol. im immature lol, but it is a totally amazing poem, the imagery's proper good! ! plus i have a gay friend who was totally confused about hsi feelings, n was so ashamed of himself. plus, well done for being brave enough to write about a controversial topic!
An unusual ending there, Stephen, the 'her'. But it takes all kinds of love to make the world go round. Good write. Love Ernestine
This is very good, Stephen. You show a lot of promise and I hope you keep writing. Best wishes and warmest regards, CJ
It's my favourite poem of yours. It's hard to me to express what I feel after reading it because of the language barrier but you can be sure, I will read it many times yet. It's so full of emotions and so real! Also, the finish is surprising...
Very honest, ironic piece, well done you've got something special. Carolyn