November 12, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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David R Mellor




The Path Becomes Slower



The path becomes slower…

The orders become louder

The constant din of shattering shells

Like pots and pans being washed and put away by you


My mind becomes slower…

The generals clearly don’t know what to do

I take a bullet carefully from my friend’s arm, as if I’m holding you


My sleep has become numb…

The path to the other side has become shorter

Like the one I used to rush down to meet you


But now you hold the letter…

And it’s not from me

Just ends with words

“Hold him in eternity”






david r mellor

David R Mellor

Born 1964, (Liverpool, England) difficult birth, didn’t find my voice until my youth. Years of thinking I was nobody and treated as such. However, hit the paper papering over the scars. Found understanding and belief through words. I have been published and performed widely from the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs and everything in between.

My poems are autobiographical, others topical and several my take on life. Hope you enjoy reading as much as I have enjoyed writing. Please feel free to share your thoughts on links below.

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