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Scarlet

Lead me away, Scarlet
Into the ocean blue
Lead me away, Scarlet
You, who I hardly knew

The sanctity of your soft deep silk that brought me
to my strife
Shows of no use while these tears of mine sink into your flesh.
Should I have seen the hurt, the pain
which brought me to my knees beneath the whip?
Should I have known your beauty-mysterious as a rose-
meant only blood,
Should I have known?

Lead me away, Scarlet
Into the ocean blue
Lead me away, Scarlet
You, who I hardly knew

The beauty of your thick, rich color that brought me
to this land
Shows of no use while my hands blister in the heat.
Should I have seen the evil, the pride
which brought me to my anger on this ship?
Should I have known your lure-mysterious as a rose-
meant only loss,
Should I have known?

Lead me away, Scarley
Into the ocean blue
Lead me away, Scarlet
You, who I hardly knew





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pixiedust15 said...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm
What a powerful message behind this poem!! I really like it.
 
alunda2012 said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm
i love this:) keep writing!!!!!! read my stuff?
 
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