Anitah Muwanguzi

Bronze Star - 2,725 Points (31/12/1992 / JINJA UGANDA)

Black Roses - Poem by Anitah Muwanguzi

Fingers to lips

still alive but barely breathing

black roses strewn over my heart

songs drip with broken promises

falling to pieces

dead after dead

heart broken after being broken, breaks again a little more

No: band aids will not do

You took my love from me, and my identity with you

Vultures circle my broken heart

Every flash of light I reject

This gloom is at least a part of you I don’t want to lose

Topic(s) of this poem: heartbreak

Form: Blues Poem


Comments about Black Roses by Anitah Muwanguzi

  • Anitah Muwanguzi (11/24/2015 7:46:00 AM)


    Souren Mondal thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read. Wow thanks for the vote too. (Report) Reply

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  • Anitah Muwanguzi (11/24/2015 6:50:00 AM)


    Souren Mondal, thanks for reading, appreciating and commenting. (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/24/2015 6:45:00 AM)


    This is a real 'blues poem' for me.. The imagery is incredible (particularly of the vultures circling the heart) and the metaphor of the 'black rose' hits home to perfection. An incredible poem Anitah. One of the better ones I have read today.. Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015



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