This Terrifying Melody

January 11, 2010
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This terrifying melody
The hollowed chimes of the lonely bell
As it rings one last time
Before cracking and retiring

This last solitary plead
From the heart of the cathedral
Echoes throughout my mind
Like the wind across the sand
Ripples back and forth
As the waves on the ocean

Your last call to the sea
Beckoning me to your consciousness
Across my diluted destiny
That I must soon cross

I feel in my heart
That I will never be whole
Unless I travel your path
Witness your tribulations for myself
Only then can I determine who I truly am
Where my loyalties lie

Maybe the ocean has distorted your mind
Your priorities are immobilized
Or are they?
Am I really not worth your time?
Am I not your one and only?
As you have told me time and time again
Am I not the first?

Is my heart designed to be an empty box
A vacant shell?
Like the one that I received last spring
As a token of your return

What lies beneath the waves?
I will never know
For you are gone
And the secret remains in my past
The one I never knew
The people I never met
All because of you

But I now know that you have forgotten
Everything that you promised
You will not be coming back

So all I can do
Is sit on this cobble stone path
That led me to the house of worship
Where your funeral procession took place

And listen to the lonely bell
As it chimes one last time
For your memory
For what you meant to me
For the life you never lived
While I am left here
Listening to this terrifying melody

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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 10:45 pm
So deep.
I really liked the ending.
It ties everything together.
Very beautiful piece.
Keep writing hun!
yOu're talented.
Powd3er said...
Jan. 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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hBaAnNnAaNhA said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm
this is really, really good. you pull everything together so perfectly at the end. it describes the feeling so well. nice job:)
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