Unfinished Love

The flame of unfinished love burns and flickers

Fueled by each passing moment of life

Diminishing the heart in density

Like hot, red coals slowly turning black

Given enough time...

Memories feed the fire of past desire

Jealousy felt, serves to feed regret

Tainting the white wings of love

Which once took free flight

But now clipped and left for dead

On a scratchy, sandy, beach

Where they await the evening tide

In silence but for lapping waves

Stealthily returning them to the ocean deep.

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Angelme566 4 years ago

so much in love but so little time ..what a beautiful piece..it touches a rested emotion.

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Einy51 4 years ago from Gampaha,Srilanka

Beautful.... :)

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Just beautiful.. You write with so much emotion. ..

voted up and away

blessings to you


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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Maria.

You've written a beautiful poem.

LOL Ghaelach

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Wonderful poetry! All about that mystery we call love, and so well written.

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wisdom25 4 years ago from San Tan Valley

I wanted you to keep going. Lol. Great poem! Much love and respect.

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Wonderful choice of expressions. Your poem is very beautiful.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks to you all for your kind comments which give me inspiration and encouragement to keep writing.

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