In All Honesty

In All Honesty Poem

by David Christopher Johnston

It’s nearly two a.m.

And the pencil marks on this page

That our tainted tragedy leaves behind

Is a steadfast reminder of why this is right

I’m drawing blank behind these shining eyes


For all you left after two years

Didn’t we deserve a few more tears?


Where’s the girl that made me smile?

Was I dreaming the whole time?

I never wanted to stand by and watch this die

In my dreams I burn you alive

So you can feel the pain you caused me

But I just don’t have time for you to make me cry tonight


It’s nearly six a.m.

I can taste your kiss on my lips

As you can see I’m making blinding progress

The way you left leaves me full of regrets

But looking back on yesterday

Only reminds me why you went away


Just a hint that this wasn’t easy

Will forever be enough to please me


To hell with you

Take everything

I’m okay right here with the taste of sick

Deep down I know I’m happy with this

On the surface there’s only me left to be convinced



Squeeze my heart

Throw it to the floor

I don’t want to love you anymore


And that’s a shame

But it’s all I want from this


The worst of you brings out the best in me…


Copyright © 2021 David Christopher Johnston.

David Christopher Johnston hereby asserts and gives notice of his right under s.77 and s.78 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work of fiction. All moral rights are asserted.

All rights reserved. No part of this work of fiction may be reproduced or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the author. This poem is a work of fiction and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


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