Follow You Down


Every delay,
Each disappointment
Brought you so low
And crushed all your dreams.
No dove on the wing
Could sing you a rainbow
While you cried in misery.
For better or worse,
You were my destiny;
Even so, I did not try
To follow you down
To your network of pain.
I saw the astonishing
Pattern in the storm
And how the harsh lashings
Revealed beauty and warmth.
If only you could have waited
And played the long game.

Image from Lovethispic.
Poetry form: free verse.

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11 responses to “Follow You Down

  1. In 1997, when Nicks sang this she turned and faced her former boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham and let him know, “I could’ve loved you but you would not let me”. It seems like her relationship was never resolved. Nice post Paula.

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  2. fabulous poetry here Paula! Way to go! 👍💕😊

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  3. This is a stunning piece, Paula, and you are an amazing master of prompts. You selected the perfect song by Nicks to complement your poem. Thank you for joining in.

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  4. Beautiful poem

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