Christopher Cariad

Rookie - 473 Points (June 10,1989 - Present / Paducah, Ky USA)

A Soulful Goodbye - Poem by Christopher Cariad

Just a silhouette of your soul
I hold.
That kiss was
so passionate,
I cherished every move your lips made.

We shared that kiss
in a dark alley
filed with rats
navigating for scraps.
The smell of rotten shellfish
from the restaurant next to us,
didn't stop us from falling in this
lavish whirlwind of love.

The lust we shared in that moment
could feed a million of the worlds starving.

Selfishly we consumed every ounce
and lived in a magical wonderland,
every second we where given together.

The heavens regrettably called
with that bullet to the head of you… my husband.

Life was so cruel to allow such a
world to depart from me.
And on this day,
I ask:
How the heavens knew,
how they could be so blunt with this dagger.
Disbanding the last of these heart strings.

Back in this alley I stand.

Thinking of that beginning,
holding your face to mine.

Now just a silhouette of your soul remains.

A love like this could never stand.

The heavens knew, My pain is something strong.
That through my sadness,
I would build.
A memory of this world,
A world of this memory.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about A Soulful Goodbye by Christopher Cariad

  • (7/2/2015 5:13:00 PM)

    Now just a silhouette of your soul remains. This line resonates in my heart, tugging at my heartstrings. A heartfelt and silently poignant poem of grief's sadness. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • (11/22/2014 11:43:00 PM)

    The lust we shared in that moment
    could feed a million of the worlds starving.

    the difference between love and lust is vast and it is well expressed...Thanks
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/17/2014 5:14:00 PM)

    A memory of this world,
    A world of this memory. Very nice feelings shared on.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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