Melpomene's Tears


A Mere Word - Poem by Melpomene's Tears

A mere arrangement of alphabets
for the birthing of a word
to express the fact
you're absent from me.

'Goodbye' does not suffice
this word that you utter
with the gentlest of voices
the pleading in your eyes
for me to let you go
No.
'Goodbye' does not suffice.

You left
I stood under the lonely hickory tree
tears and raindrops drenching your grave
your tombstone greets me like an silent old friend
and my heart cries
'Goodbye' does not suffice.

Dreams of growing old
buried wishes of secret desires
all of them entombed with you
I dare not think of the long wait
to see you
nor do I dare let you go again
lest you leave me halfway
between the dead and living.

I will bide my time for now
slipping from shadows to light
light to shadows
for, love of my love
your goodbye did not suffice
when you took away my
reason to breathe.

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  • Kelvin Owusu (2/20/2013 12:09:00 AM)


    this is nice work, love the meaning in this piece.. excellent work (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 13, 2013


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