the final line


the final line

wander hollow, wasted
witness my decline
this universe of pain consumes
everything but time

seconds stretch to hours
to days to months to years
this desolated wasteland
won't be watered by my tears

invisible reality
the cost of my denial
nothing here worth seeing now
and never a reprisal

awaken, once upon a time
as stricken eyes alight
upon a tender bloom of hope
untouched by your foul blight

you, seeing eyes begin to shine
my head, your hands - a vice
ensure I watch it sicken
wither, wretched as it dies

neglected days spent harvesting
unlikely broken dreams
press them into memory books
tight against the seams

hidden hope that someday
though crushed and dessicated
tawdry seeds of shattered dreams
somehow be vindicated

languish in these moments
tick tock the clock - molasses
smothering misery isolates
and time never passes

fondle faded flowers now
sweet bleeding memories
taste their tragic vanquished scent
evanescent, fleeting breeze

hope dies hard, it hollows
all I thought I was
destroy me love I always was
martyred to your cause

horizon meet bleak outlook
pleading warmer sun to rise
shine rays of gentle love upon
a heart long drowned in lies

stilled minutes hold the hours back
crushed dreams in time suspend
clutching at the dead bouquet
of all I could have been

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Teardrops commented on the final line


This is amazing the flow the content and the author are truly gifted . I see your heart in this write . loved it Marie



thank you marie, very much. rough day today, this is how I cope :)

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

tenderpoison’s Poems (116)

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You Are...I am 2
la chanson de la petite mort 4
fallen 2
seasons 0
smoke 2
Thursdays Child 2
the edge 0
whispers 2
nothing left to say... 2
sense of season 2
suspension bridge 1
Legendary 1
Almost 3
compromise 1
the final line 1
weather report 6
lessons in loss 2
Walk Away 1
b*itch boots 5
fumbling, tumbling - falling down 6
metamorphosis mine 13
Secret Language 15
An Ode to StudlyVonFiel
the ties that bind 15
spitting in the wind 9
paradigm 8
talking in tongues 10
cloudy skies 12
really 15
well, I guess I know what it's not.... 13
heart of stars 17
The Longest Road 14
Legacy 6
Despair 7
Delusion 7
Inflammatory 8
survival of the fittest 20
ephemeral 13
the fall of the inconsequenti
Modern Love 24
apathy the enemy 9
Oceans 7
Consummation 11
"I don't love you" I said 20
narcissus speaks 13
destination 9
expectations 6
worlds collide 6
afternoon delight 7
my addiction 19
spilt milk 8
bay-area tourist beware 6
reciprocal 7
take the lead 11
losing what's precious 20
figment 5
bacchus unveiled 9
genuine 24
fool's gold 13
silence speaks 9
dark temptation 10
glass beach 9
mother love 12
sweet nothing 9
lighthouse 6
unbound 8
One Moment 5
Michael Jackson is Dead 4
parley 4
unmasked 4
stand 5
sage 9
Rising 8
the last word 6
prelude to bliss 2
unstained 4
insatiable 3
not pretty 8
surrender 4
forsaken 5
kudos 5
fine dining 3
Pieces 4
the tree 16
inches 9
priceless 8
25 years 7
only a dream 9
reborn 5
flicker 5
unruffled 4
taking the air 6
cymbol song 4
strike zone 6
nine days in turlock 9
through the pale 8
redemption song 3
Wise Men Know 8
not so ancient history 7
my forefathers? 2
American Memorial 2
bitter harvest 4
unconquered 52
what's in a name? 5
Flattery 5
me and a tube of crazy glue 6
eternal vows 2
Old Friend 5
directions to destiny 4
Illumination II (a rewrite) 7
Illumination 6
submission - things they don't teach girls 22
Echo 20
Bride 16
Undone 21