I Love You Now

February 22, 2010
By Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15


I love you now,
My black rose.

I didn't then.


A face down-turned,
A smile that hid from me.
Evidence, of the bitterest heart.

Brought together,
Through choices forced,
And not our own.

A ceremony,
An I do,
With icy hearts,

We were one.


Cold you were,
And cold our house,
In need of a smile, a laugh--
As the Sahara thirsts,
For a drip

Of a drop.


Your eyes:
Beady. Gray. Cold.
Piercing even my soul,
A dagger you yield,
Made of stone.

Love so lost--
Now found.

Your pale distant face,
Hawk-eyes still and blank.
The blood on my hands,
My knife in your chest.
Yes--

I love you now.

The author's comments:
If you are familiar with my other poetry, you will realize it all has some symbol of hope or light in it, though sometimes it is masked. This is the first truly dark poem I've written. We are studying Dark Romantics in school (includes Poe) and I was giving examples for poetic elements. When I got to irony, this poem splashed onto my page, and when I went back to read it, I was shocked and felt almost. . . Bad for writing it. Me, a Christian girl whose poetry often references God, spins out this work of hatred, an evil woman, and a murdering husband! And I still can't figure out why I wrote it! There must be a facet of my mind that’s really dark. . .

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