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Leria Hawkins

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Live And Let Die

Alone and weary at the grave
Feeling weak, but acting brave
Saddened that it came to pass
It burned so bright, but didn’t last

Love it seems, a fragile thing
Is fraught with thorns and bound to sting
Wrapped in strings, a crushing twist
Yet, can’t resist, the enchanting kiss

What happened to seeds we’d sewn?
They’re buried deep and cold as stone
The unyielding heart beneath the clay
Rose up to sweep the dream away

I woke to find the winds so harsh
The rain poured down to snuff the spark
No more to warm beside the flame
Yet echoes whisper a forbidden name

I’ve fought my heart, to let it go
To leave behind the rain and snow
Time, they say will heal the ache
I have to bend, to stop the break

Still…it hurts to watch it fade
I weep beside the looming grave
Then lay to rest the very thing
That gave me light; that made me sing

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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Live And Let Die
Date: June 20,2013

Copyright © 2013 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

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