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Bleak Memory (poem)

Updated on July 15, 2012

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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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Heartbreakingly beautiful. This one pulls on the heartstrings.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

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

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

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

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      Farhat 5 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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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Unfortunately, memories are not always good...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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


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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Beautiful and very moving.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

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

      Very touching.

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

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

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      Janhorner 5 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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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

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

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      So sad, Mhatter! But so beautiful.

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      RunningDeer 5 years ago from Iowa


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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

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

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut