The Poem Fatale

The Poem Fatale

Black silk drapes dark across the banister
Moaning out its elegy in the moon light
Indifferent to the sounds beneath the wood
Crimson stains bleed through the grandeur

A jealous witness to the crime
Her poem crumpled torn misunderstood,
“My love for you” She prophesied-
“I would give my life!”
undying trust is now her magnum opus

Arms entwined in a sacred embrace
The chalice fell to the unforgiving floor
His eyes ablaze read the words sublime-
“My love for you knows no other-
We can steal away together
Eternal bliss me and you forever!”

The candlestick fell again and again
A deadly resolution to a kiss divine
Love lost so suddenly as souls entwined

Now with crashing revelation it’s clear
The signature now in blood and tears
The poem was never meant for another…

Chad Taylor © 2011

Comments 3 comments

Terry Bedard 5 years ago

Intriguing poem. I read it a few times and believe that I get the meaning, though, I'm not sure. She loved someone who didn't care for her and in the end, she dies, alone. I enjoyed it!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

hmm very interesting and romantic i can tell but a bit confusing yes. i think they both died together (in eternal bliss)or as terry said...Explanation please!!? :)


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IntroduceCroatia 4 years ago from Croatia

Beautiful poem, the title attracted me to read it again and again.

Voted up.

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