bitter harvest


bitter harvest

what wicked, evil thing am I
to say I love
though it's a lie

with silk-smooth tongue
assuage fear
while wishing someone else were here

false honesty
deceitful eye
I lie and lie and lie and lie

for all these years
the only thing
to have you in between my knees

my punishment
you'll never know
you've never owned a heart of gold

and though to you
this body clings
heart is gone on memory's wings

for I can't give
what I don't own
in another life my heart was sown

the harvest never
to be reaped
my whole heart, an empty seed

what evil, wicked thing am I
to tangle with
these broken lies?

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latinangel commented on bitter harvest


After reading this I would have to say you are no one to be messed with either. Brava to you. I love the way this reads, it has a lyrical quality that not many can pull off. I applaud you and have saved this to my favorites. Great job!

Hampton commented on bitter harvest


You once again have expressed yourself in a manner that leaves little doubt as to where you are today in contrast to yesterday.

travisd76 commented on bitter harvest


You are in it just for the human touch and your heart is not involved, yet you tell them that it is. Known a few like that too. Very nice job.

Sx9 commented on bitter harvest


Know some one like this ,what can I say, life is mix up of all these things and never know who you meet,,walk good..

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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