Susan Marie Watkins

Rookie (September 23,1959 / California, USA)

Into The Valley Of Death - Poem by Susan Marie Watkins

In my youth,
Giddy with wine
I had a secret rendezvous.

My lover
Pulled me close
Caressed me with
Velvet hands.

Flushed and exhilarated,
That vibrant connection
Filled me with
Sweet excitement.

We capered on the grass,
We mocked death,
Whose bony fingers
Could not reach us.

But now I cower
As his skeletal claw beckons,
As his sulfurous stench
Envelops me

You are no longer here
To banish my fear.
I've been abandoned,
Your deep-sworn vow forgotten,

Comments about Into The Valley Of Death by Susan Marie Watkins

  • (1/5/2008 9:47:00 PM)

    That sepulchural comma has Tara intrigued - and me too! Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2007 10:48:00 AM)

    I'm not sure whether there is a bit missing at the end? I for sure wanted more.... t x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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