Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dark Paradise (Mindlovemisery Prompt 46, Bitter loathing)




Is this what you promised me,
a dark paradise filled with piercing
thorns, bleeding endlessly, anemic
with love?

The pallor of promises,
ghost white in all the lies
in which I strangle a self
never born.

Breathe me in-
Tell sorry to stone,
petrified by empty words.


I will wait all my days
for what I have never tasted.

12 comments:

  1. ouch...a bit of pain in this one...
    liars and empty words..i would not last long...

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    1. Definitely a hard situation for someone. Many will just swallow the empty promises, always hoping. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. it's still a paradise... let's hope light will shine...

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  3. Whew, this leaves me a bit breathless. So sad to wait all that time and not taste what one hoped for.

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  4. Yes, this does happen to people, waiting for someone to change, but the promises remain broken. So sad and painful. Best to get out of such bad situations.

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  5. How I resonate, sadly, with this poem! Wonderfully penned.

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  6. Ouch indeed this pain feels like that of an exposed nerve, intense and dripping with bitterness

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  7. Is it wrong to say I love this write with its darkness and pain? Really like . . .

    Breathe me in-
    Tell sorry to stone,
    petrified by empty words.

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  8. I love the raw honesty of this very human poem. Some never taste it and others who think they have live in a technicolour world of self delusionment which is somehow even worse. Keep writing real....so refreshing !

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  9. Thank you everyone, always appreciate your stopping by.

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  10. Your imagery is so powerful here Lisa! Just love this

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