Ashes Poem by GREENWOLFE 1962


Rating: 4.6

I burned them all to ashes,
The things you used to say.
I guess you didn't write them down,
So you'd avoid this day.

I don't think you considered
The wonders of the mind,
And how it treats the remnants
Of lovers left behind.

You thought I'd always cherish,
The things you gave to me.
But honey, I can't value,
What others get for free.

It's going to take forever,
But I've got many years;
To burn away the memories
Contained in all my tears.

For now I've just avoided,
Substantial pain and strife.
I just incinerated all,
The things that were our life.

They now are only ashes.
No flames of love remain.
Here no Phoenix lies in wait;
For love, to rise again.

Laurie Hill 03 February 2009

Absolutely loved it.+++++++++++

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Bradley Little 08 February 2009

very poetic and deep i love the emotion you put into your poem i loved it very good that poem is something my hero Edgar Allan Poe would have wrote

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Allan Macli Borges 08 February 2009

you know the way to finish the things, no chance to rise again... the message it's so clear as it can be.

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Miriam Maia Padua 09 February 2009

very poetic....words so brilliant..... a brilliant piece as a elegant.... meaningful..... eradicating any memories left....? i love the thoughts of this piece...

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Thomas Coltrin 10 February 2009

i love it its awesome...keep up the good work

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Don Mcwilliams 08 May 2018

And then we spend forever struggling to scrub the stain from out hands. This...really good.

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Chinedu Dike 19 April 2015

What a good and realistic way to forge ahead when the bliss of love has ended! Burning words of love to ashes and taking things in stride. A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.

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A wonderful poem of emotion and putting those things behind... Moving ahead in confidence. Enjoyable read! ; D

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 19 April 2010

VThey now are only ashes. No flames of love remain. Here no Phoenix lies in wait; For love, to rise again.....excellent and out standing.. clear expression of views in assertive way.. i am amazed at choosing of words.....10 read mine an end to solitude....clear emotions

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Cristy Upshaw 29 May 2009

such heartfelt words, with a touch of grace and elegance. nicely penned.

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