Corrugated fields flow through buff dry plains
Gingerly-tufts of sheep harvest bitter moors
Smudged with gorse and shrinking dry walls

They took you from me; your sweet caresses
Pressed petals faded magenta hearts-folded
Love poems-stripped; held naked to the light

Grey glass, coldly unconcerned, slides past trees
Weeping-leaves: in greyscale-a stranger’s nails
Pick up the beat. A door closes-legs move

And when the dust had settled streaked across
my face; took us out at dawn and shot us;
Slowly hacking back the flesh stitching wounds

Even the moon’s blank stare-is an envelope
slipped over dusk. Darkness pools on milk-white
skin; a thousand eyes floating in darkness

I remember night, walking hand in hand
Only the grim tightrope of reality
flickered. Slithering, falling- like a web

I lift up my hair-to slip off the mask;
Shamefaced honed to the point of a needle;
Blistered with the cotton rain and melting

Children they said and shaking their heads
Told us it was not allowed. Like swearing
and staying out late. A cup of poison…

The sky is falling little by little
A dark pool of sky, a stream, an ocean
Of all the forbidden tears in the world


Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Hey sue! Happy easter to you too :)
That was one captivating write! prolly the best of your stuff i've read till now!! Cheers :)

2:22 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Wow! What a poem!!! Summed up superbly in the last verse!!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

That was absolutely fantastic, Sue! Happy Easter.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

Happy Easter too! A good one like all the others. You are a very good writer (one of the best for poems).

Bye, take care of yourself.

2:15 AM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

and now you are compsoing mini epics. let the rest of us eat your dust. missed this at easter so have to say BELATED Happy Easter!!

2:33 PM  
Blogger MB said...

So dark and intense with very rich images!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank-you prmod

Pat glad you liked it

Thank-you Russel

Carba hope you got lots of eggs

CJ a mini epic?? He He, incedently anyone wishing to eat dust there's lots on the telly and shelves, I've started collecting it, but I will be happy to part with it in a good cause

8:28 PM  
Blogger GEL said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic, mesmerizing writing.It's worth repeating. I savor the diversity in writing styles you share with us.

6:07 AM  
Blogger ardi k said...

The images just won't stop. Love it.

1:41 AM  

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