old promises

November 3, 2008
By Linnea Helgeson, Tenstrike, MN

the empty shadows of what was to be
and ahead to what is wished to see
regret of mind and never a side
who the fault has left to remind
meaningless writing to promote a fantasy
past the markings of cries and sanity
a beast to remove the mask of sorrow
but this, and find a refusal to swallow
no more a song then a metal shriek
longer the strains of her lying weak

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