by Cherlyn Cochrane and Blaga Todorova

You’re leaving again –
where to this time?
Sahara or Sinai?
Lost, buried within the dunes,
expecting your tormented ego
to blend with the rays of wild sun.

Your tortured soul belongs
to the Egyptian ruins;
you find comfort in the lonely winds
chasing mirages,
desolating the desert,
with beige ashes as your company.

Go! Don’t turn back to see me
trembling in the reflection
of your empty eyes.
Find your way to a hasty escape
in mysterious lands faraway.
Go! And don’t expect an atonement.

Crumble away, become forgotten –
lost in the sands of time
like your precious Pyramids.
Leave again – and soon too
this heartache burning inside
will be but an ancient memory.

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Visit my dear friend Cherlyn at Over a cup of coffee or follow her poetry on Facebook HERE.

Cherlyn, thank you for writing this with me, it is a definite repeat working with you!


"E X S I L I U M" by Yasna Sepulveda on DeviantArt


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


33 Responses to “Forlornness”

  1. abichica Says:

    that picture is so eye catching, through out your whole poem i couldnt stop scrolling down to see it every now and then.. and the poem is amazing as well.. thanx for sharing.. :-)

  2. Cherlyn Says:

    Not to toot our horns, but we’re awesome! :D I had a lot of fun working with you, and look forward to do doing it again!

  3. Forlornness – Collaboration with Broken Sparkles « Over a Cup of Coffee Says:

    […] By Blaga Todorova and Cherlyn Cochrane You’re leaving again – where to this time? Sahara or Sinai? Lost, buried […]

  4. souldipper Says:

    Oh boy, Blaga, do I ever feel the forlornness in this wonderful poem. I can become that woman – one hand on my hip and the other pointing the direction to go.

    Go now! Get it over with! I need to crumble! Alone.

    Well done, both of you! You are a great team.

  5. mish Says:

    A beautiful collaboration – and the picture is amazing … mesmerising … intense and so commanding … you have to look at it again and again ! Well done Blaga & Cherlyn … fantastic job !

  6. 4valentines4words4poetry4you Says:

    a very lovely poem i enjoyed reading it too .from kevin well done.

  7. dragonkatet Says:

    Aw. :( It’s so hard being the one left behind. I like the expressions you used regarding the death of love because of absence…”beige ashes”, “sands of time”, “ancient memory”. Any man who could leave such gorgeous passion as yours deserves to die alone in the desert. :P

  8. Ina Says:

    This is amazing, truely beautiful. You work very well together!

  9. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    You portray the gloom of forlornness in your poetry so well. Love has so much unimaginable heartache. I am delighted to be experiencing it for the second time around, through your poetry!

  10. Life: Between the lines Says:

    that picture is just awesome
    I read jealousy from the speaker, as if not liking the other one’s choice to seek her/his happiness in the midst of something other than her/him
    I am not sure if I can relate to the speaker’s voice or be touched by the seeker/the other. And so, because it made me think, I dig it :)

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Thanks for your visit LBTL! No, it has nothing to do with jealousy, it’s more about people who come and go whenever they like in a way they like without caring of what they leave behind … because you can’t just enter someone’s life take everything away and then just leave like nothing has happened … Anyway, thanks for analyzing … it’s always interesting to see how strangers understand whatever is deep in one’s mind.

  11. Life: Between the lines Says:

    I know. I like when others share how they view my words as well, it is usually a whole different way than I usually intended it to be :) That is why I sensed a little jealousy/resentment that someone picked something else, a hobby, another something over love/the speaker etc. You are welcome, happy potluck!

  12. Judy Marie Santiago Says:

    I just love collabs! And oh I miss you dear! ;D Hope you could take some of your time to read the novel that I’m putting up in my blog. I have written the first two chapters… It’s entitled “Angst’s Pen.” I hope you will tell me what you think about my writing… I’m trying to be a novelist now. LOL :) Thanks dear!

  13. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    Once again a poem that leaves no one indifferent, goes straight to the core of the heart, an amazing one Blaga….so beautifully penned, love the words “chasing mirages” and ” trembling in the reflection
    of your empty eyes”…the cruelty of being left behind couldn’t possibly be described more beautifully…

  14. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Bravo! Kudso to you two. I am clapping my hands. You have done well.

    Many wonderful images and the sadness and the excuisite beauty. Enjoyed this a lot. I knew this would be a fine colaboration as soon as I read you were doing this.

    Happy days … :-)

  15. Kavita Says:

    Woww.. this was a duet, eh?! Really beautifully written, gals!!
    Love and memories are like sand.. the more we try to hold on, the faster they slip away.. so, I guess sometimes we just need to let go.. it’s hard to, but well.. one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do.. (sigh)

  16. Tom Baker Says:

    Like your two souls, this is a beautifully written poem. The two of you have very different styles yet I could not even begin to tell you who wrote what. A great achievement.

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