Halls of Doubt by Hugh Dysart


Contrary to popular belief,

my mind is not a mess, just messy

My head is lived in


Threads of loose ends, hopelessly frayed,

unmade decisions, wrapped in tangled guilt

Things left unsaid, repeated incessantly,

heightening the rattle of bones in my closet

Running ink spots, leave dusty trails

My halls of doubt need sweeping


Dead paper roses, dry vases,

birthday cards left unread

Messy poems in wrinkled ink,

prose picked to the bone

Elvis writes his name in the dust

My halls of doubt need sweeping


Crazy uncles in the attic,

screaming down the vents

The voices talk to everyone,

with forked tongues and venom


Old men, empty of ambition,

stoned on spliffs and side roads

Rusty broken-down vans,

carry the beaten home

Dreams left, dead in the dust

My halls of doubt need sweeping


Crazy aunts in the cellar,

aprons and corn brooms,

sweep my halls of doubt


© Hugh Dysart

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302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

Visit Hugh’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/hugh-dysart.html

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