Cliché

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I am the cliché driving off into the sunset
On my way to that mythical unspecified place
Where damaged and tortured souls conglomerate

You’ve seen me in many films
I’m positive I made you weep
Inspired you even, this stuff’s pretty deep

But baby, I have to tell ya
That sunset leads nowhere fast
Stay put, work it out, you can’t run from the past

Okay, so this came to me while looking at the sky this evening in the car: one joke about driving off into the sunset, a remark on how many movies have ended that way – and I came up with these modest but very cynical few lines. Don’t blame me, blame the sea and sky for inspiring such cynicism…(well, ok, you can blame me a little)

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14 thoughts on “Cliché

  1. “That sunset leads nowhere fast
    Stay put, work it out, you can’t run from the past”
    So very true…As usual, I think this is very beautifully written. I love reading your poems ❤

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  2. Bang on. I can’t begin to guess how many times I’ve wanted to simply run away from it all.

    Your poem (beautifully written, btw) reminds me of something I read recently. Instead of whining about how much greener the grass is on the other side, start taking care of your own.

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