Charles Darnell

St Martinsville, Louisiana
Charles Darnell
St Martinsville, Louisiana
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Pompeii’s Lover

You lay in all your splendor,
Haughty in your grace
And beauty,
As if saying to Rome:
“You are nothing next to me!
My buildings gleaming in white,
Blind the eyes,
And are soothed by my cool blue bay.
You trudge on your seven hills,
Panting like the she-wolf
That whelped you.”

In the distance,
A sullen mount,
Awaken by the proud bruiting,
Smolders with longing.
His blood bubbles from deep beneath,
Rising at the sight of alabaster beauty.
There is no romance,
No loveplay,
Vesuvius erupts,
Flooding her with his molten love,
Taking her, in smothering embrace.

And Rome, her callused feet
Slapping the hard stone,
Wipes the sweat from a tanned brow,
And smiles.
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Noreen Carden 26 November 2013
I love your description of the destruction of Pompeii and Rome being saved wiping sweat from a tanned brow really brilliant great read A definite ten
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Queeny Gona 27 September 2013
Haughty in yr grace And beauty No romance or loveplay Flooding her with his molten love..... Superb expressions!
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Wahab Abdul 26 September 2013
''Vesuvius erupts, Flooding her with his molten love, Taking her, in smothering embrace.'' the most interesting portion of the poem.. love it
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