Bleak Memory (poem)

If only the one who never was there

When clouds filled with darkness erased the day

And hearts swept in sorrow had little to say

Would flowers their fragrance still grace the air


If only one promise had chosen to stay

When shadows of hope loomed doubt everywhere

And tomorrows’ dreams drift empty and bare

Would morning shed light to take this away


If only a tear remembered to cry

To wash away grief and cleanse clarity


If only this mind could still endless why

One moment set free a haven to be


If only like her I’d chosen to die

Would someone still sing love’s bleak memory

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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That was a beautiful way to express a gloomy state of mind.

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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

So sad, Mhatter! But so beautiful.

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Mhatter, a sorrowful look at death of a loved one. Remembering is painful. Voted up.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Death is so final. No one can bring it alive! Your words are very beautiful and you have a fine talent for poetry.


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

mhatter, another great poem. It's so sad, but so touching, thanks for sharing.

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Oh my!!..... such a sad beautiful poem.

Very touching.

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christin53 4 years ago from UK

Beautiful and very moving.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I agree with everyone so beautiful with sadness.. and I love it..sharing...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful but so sad. The picture of the man is painful...

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Unfortunately, memories are not always good...

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

i'm really moved .....Mhatter, only you can write both a Lymerick and an elegy with the same excellence & fervour, Great!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

omg..You have outdone yourself here, M! Truly touching!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

omg..You have outdone yourself here, M! Truly touching!

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Heartbreakingly beautiful. This one pulls on the heartstrings.

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