Hope.Abandoned

 

Hope Abandoned. ©-MFB III  

Such bittersweet, fluttering hope
her eyelashes battering tears cheek-ward,
hands trembling to reach towards him
as his footsteps retreat, yet still she hopes
he'll turn back into her hungry arms.
But then he is gone as loneliness smiles.  

Battle flag gripped tightly in the
rigor mortised fingers
of an eighteen year old bearer.
Blood spattering its countenance,
torn cloth still flapping bright colors
that stain the smoke burnt sky.


Heart skips a beat, then three,
fluttering, sputtering, spasming.
The old man fumbles his keys,
hoping to make the E.R. but falls
into his garage, face first,
a concrete decision, fate made for him.

Young lady balanced on a window ledge,
107 stories high, fire at her back
roasting her flesh, crisping her hair.
Dress flutters like a parachute,
insufficient for her weight, as she plummets
praying for ten seconds, then personally meeting God.

Hope flutters in many ways,
much like this paper in the wind,
the yammering pulse in my wrist,
and the endless brain synapses
that allow you to read
the butterfly paths of my thoughts.

More by this Author

  • Autumn Gleanings.
    2

    From the Palette of Mother Nature. You know where to go with a doubt Behold the handicrafts of God, ~ observe now as his Winter looms, ~ stitch needled specks of crystal white. Each weaving flawless, thick...

  • Robin My Hood
    1

    On the first day of xmas your true love gave you a schadenfreude Robin my hood... on April 1, 2004. ©-MFB III- All rights reserved As the rains subsided, I spied a mother Robin today dancing on clawed...

  • The Constipation Of The United Blights Of America.
    0

    The Constipation of the United Blights of America ©-MFB III “ We the Puppets of the divided states, both red and blue, in disorder choose to deform a more perfect Union. We hang like...


Comments

No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working