The sickness

That has left me here



My black heart


In despair

It has killed off

All life in me

Leaving an empty shell

Of what used to be

Destruction has come

Taken over

Flames burned to ashes

Rotted to the core

I hate you for doing this

To me

Leaving me astray

You came here

To conquer

Leaving nothing in your path

Taking everything good away

All the beauty

All the love



Swept away

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This is a strikingly enunciated verbalization of the painting. Well done Caroline!

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

If your intent was bleakness, congratulations.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Curiad. :)

Thank you Mhatter. :)

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Turn around and see the light, soon.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Really a lot heavier than I need to relate to.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Dark poetry indeed, reflecting the painting well.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another dark, deep poem. Cheer up my friend....

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I felt your words, I saw the terror and I have often witnessed the sadness involved in the nightmares that haunt writers. Peace and blessings I send to you this night sweet poet, bravo well done, yet it echoes of fear and loneliness.

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

powerful words that show deeper wounds, your heart screams and only the dark answers.

a great write

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Perspy. :)

Thank you Frog Prince. :)

Thank you Xstatic. :)

Thank you Ruby. :)

Thank you Vincent. :)

Thank you Nighthag. :)

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

dark , deep , touching and beautiful, look around, it is voted way up.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Girishpuri. :)

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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Dark is right, how deeply saddening. I often feel the same way. I hope you find your way out of it soon.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Poetry with dark thoughts and sadness. Hope that the sun shines upon you again.

stessily 4 years ago

Caroline, Well chosen words for a compellingly enhanced image of Munch's "The Scream".

Appreciatively, Stessily

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Hmmmm...the sickness you speak of seems to be contagious, sadly...

Your choice of words are mesmerizing - the picture they paint vivid - the message loud and clear to those who will listen!

sharing, Caroline..

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Cheryl thank you. :)

Hi Gypsy thank you. :)

Hi Stessily thank you. :)

Hi Leslie thank you. :)

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