NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 29 ‘Walk Away’


Tuesday, the penultimate day of this year’s NaPoWriMo  challenge; to produce a poem a day through April – 30 poems in 30 days, a stiff challenge, but we’re nearly there.

This poem was inspired by watching the film ‘Control’, about Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the band Joy Division. And also from listening to their magnificent music, especially the albums ‘Closer’ & ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The first rough scribbles date back to April 2010, but the bulk was written late last night/early this morning and are two versions. This is version 2.

Walk Away

Whatever your choices might be,
Whatever your thoughts can see,
Don’t fall for me

Walk away

Whichever way you go,
Follow the way that you know
But don’t stay

Walk Away

Shield your eyes from me,
Don’t try to see,
Please I pray

Walk Away

I’ve never felt like this before,
Can’t speak to you no more,
There’s nothing left to say

Walk Away

I’m scared of falling through
To the other side of you,
Be on your way

Walk Away

This skin I’m in,
So heavy, yet so thin,
Release me today

Walk Away

Don’t fall for me,
Walk away


© Nick Ritchie 2014



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