Rick Elpers

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The Desert Of Misery - Poem by Rick Elpers

The skeletal remains
Left to bake in the sun
Pealed away tissues
To expose a withered heart
Listing from side to side
Watching for signs of life
Where once dreams abound
Now the weeds grow flowering
Seeds of waste 
Spreading hither and yon
Leaving only memories 
That the flesh on those bones
Actually gave rise to hope


Comments about The Desert Of Misery by Rick Elpers

  • Suzette Richards (5/30/2012 3:27:00 AM)


    Great use of metaphor. I would change the word tissues to the singular (flows better?) . (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012



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