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Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 1: A Selection of Poems

Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 1: A Selection of Poems

OBSOLETE MAN

 I’m standing on your street corner
 The one we took for the school run
 A spectral sheet without a mourner
 You pass right through me
 Like a bullet from a gun.

 I’m lighting up your black mirror
 The one with the pictures of old
 Breaking the block to hold you nearer
 You hide away from me
 As the tarot cards foretold

 I’m nestling right into your brain
 The one blighted by bad dreams
 A chance to taste some blissful pain
 You deny my existence
 But your young have my genes

 I’m the obsolete man.
 And you will see me
 Whether you like it
 Or not.

About The Author

Sam Barrowcliffe

I am nineteen years old and will begin studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in September. Since starting at Mouthing Off as Creative Writing Editor, I have written and published a number of short stories and can’t wait to share even more. My favourite genres are horror and science – fiction and I take great inspiration from the likes of Rod Serling, Charlie Kauffman, H.P Lovecraft, Christopher Nolan and Phillip K. Dick. In the future, I hope to follow my dream of becoming a professional screenwriter and novelist, following in the footsteps of my idols. I look forward to publishing even more fiendish tales and I hope people will continue to enjoy reading them, as much as I have writing them!

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