a time in which she realized that you can't experience true love without true hearbreak

December 20, 2010
By woodstockchic1969 GOLD, New City, New York
woodstockchic1969 GOLD, New City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
love is all you need

eyes glaze over with forgotten remembrance
the hue from her cheek diminishes
lashes hide the windows to her soul
that have cracked and faded

a human’s anatomy should be simple,


no one warned her

that the heart was different
their love was futile
and unforgiving
the shadows beneath her eyes can tell the story
she watches the world pass,
unable to consign to oblivion
her deflowered tears mar what once was fantastic

now she treads with heavy step

bearing the irons of tainted love
chained to a past she cannot relinquish
the lock that binds her has no key
no perfect mould to fit the empty

lips that tremble
silent prayers lost to the tumult of worship
key to conversation yearns for


but her tongue was cut
in reminder of the thorny stem

in every rose

eyes heavy from lack of sleep
windows darken
once glossy tendrils of her hair

now coarse
cushion her descent
and then

the darkness won

The author's comments:
This poem is based on the unfinished painting "The Adoration of the Magi" by Leonardo DaVinci

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