Retrospect

Retrospect

 

Drop by drop I sipped

from the wine of love

Never noticed how

my lips turned blue

Bit by bit I partook

from passion’s loaf

Failed to see when

it grew cold and stale

Brick by brick

I built castles in the air

But forgot to take care

termites of mistrust laid them bare

Thread by thread I wove

this tapestry of life

But closed my eyes to the

moths of strife

Knew not when

my knight’s shining armour

Turned red with rust

While his white steed

turned to grey dust

Little by little it all dawns on me

as I turn and look back,

woe is me!

Seam by seam I unravel

the knots in my heart

Beam by beam I tear down

 our love story apart.

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The above poem was written for http://dversepoets.com/   OpenLinkNight ~ February 2014.

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Questioning heart

Open Link Night ~ Week 131

 

Questioning heart

 

Tell me my love

When you ripped my heart open

And I bled tears

Did it bathe your wounds?

Or heal your scars?

When you painted my soul

with the black ink of betrayal

did a rainbow appear

in the mirror of your soul?

Please, sweetheart,

Do tell me

when you pierced my self esteem

with shrapnel of indifference

Did your lips taste sweetness?

or did your heart skip a beat?

Did you perchance feel a thrill

when you shattered my fragile anima

with your harsh silence?

Tell me my love

Did the keening of my lonely soul

turn into lullaby 

When you laid yourself down to sleep?

Pray, tell me

Did you feel victorious?

With every promise you broke

And with each lie you uttered

Did you settle some score?

I so want to know,

Did it make you happy

To erase the memories I thought we made?

Or was it just a cake walk

To never give, but just take?

When I begged for scraps

Did it give you a high?

 Or did peace dawn on you

When you heard me sigh?

Wonder if it ever bothered you darling

the mind games you played?

Leading me on with your worldly wise ways?

Kindly answer, for I do need to know

Why does my heart still ache without you

and life seems hollow?

 

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The above poem was written for DVerse.To learn more and participate,please click on the link http://dversepoets.com/2014/02/04/open-link-night-week-131/

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Love – served cold

Writing for Dverse Poetics

At Dverse ( http://dversepoets.com/ )Claudia wants us to write a poem, inspired by one of the six artwork pieces by Catrin.To see more of her amazing artwork,hop over to http://catrinwelzstein.blogspot.de/

Scheeweisschen by Catrin Welz-Stein

Art by Catrin Welz-Stein

http://dversepoets.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/scheeweisschen-by-catrin-welz-stein.jpg?w=231&h=300

 

This is my first entry for D’verse,so am hoping that I am doing it right :-)Here is my  poem ,inspired by the above artwork.

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Love- served cold

 

His warm, impassioned bear hug

moves her not

cold, indifferent

she plucks

at his grasping arms.

 

Her alabaster beauty is to behold

but her icy heart is already sold

no passion can enfold

her growing love for gold-

her eyes have that faraway look

lofty dreams

her beacon.

 

Beseechingly,

he calls her name

a plea in his upturned eyes

black pools of emptiness

meet his gaze-

his aching heart

shattering

in a meteor

of pain.

 

He knows not what his life will be

loneliness was not his

chosen destiny-

love unrequited,

a broken heart

he moans for that

which never was!

 

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