Best Poem of Jack Ashenden

Phantom's Father
My heart is a phantom of its former self,
a blackened mass of darkest thoughts,
yet when I look upon you and your bad health
I begin to remember all that you have taught.

There was a time when I would smile and laugh,
a time when desire and ambition did not haunt my soul.
That time was when I sat and . . .
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Guilt Poem
Guilt, a passion of the prideful soul
Does act as a shield to the grim reality
Spiritually, we are all unwhole
Victims of materialism, mere earthly fatalities.

We tell ourselves we are good
Kind, respectful, worthy of respect
Yet although goodness may once have stood
All that we are rot doth . . .
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