These Black Petals

June 20, 2009
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I’m standing in the middle of a storm
With black petals in my hair
The rain is constantly falling
Hiding the tears that are shedding from my eyes

These black petals that cling to my hair
These black petals that I wear
Used to be red, the color of my heart
Until my heart was burned
Turning it black, cold, and dead

As such, these black petals will resemble my hurt
These black petals will create an image
These black petals will hold a meaning

These black petals that cling to my hair
These black petals that I wear

I ask myself
Will they ever be red again?
These black petals
I tell myself
Will never be red again.

But who am I to determine my fate?
Who am I to question the path of my fate?

For now, I stand in the middle of this storm
Under the rain that is constantly falling

These black petals that cling to my hair
These black petals that I wear
Are, for the moment, still there.





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tbkeleli said...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm
ohhh great work on this one. this poem has some strength to it
 
Ramna said...
Aug. 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm
Once again, we meet. Wow. Out of most of your pieces, I must I say I adore this one. Please read my other pieces as well.
 
annkaykay2011 said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 11:15 pm
Sad,sharp
 
alayapoetgirl said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 4:07 am
I like it...but i think it i a too repetitive. Beside that i absolutely love. I get the concept very well.
 
scotttyboy said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm
you're a very talented writer....i feel like this poem expresses a lot of emotions that we all feel.....i loved it! hope you're doing better! (:
 
OoODerekOoO said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm
This is good, and the picture you chose suits it very well. I'm sorry for the heartbreak you went through, i hope all is well now.
 
one_of_a_kind_girl said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 5:14 am
very intriguing
 
VisionTru This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 12:10 am
awww i had chills, i like it a lot..:) good job
 
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