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Below is the poem entitled Decay which was written by poet Nick Ruff. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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April truly is “the cruelest month,”
For all the warmth her countenance sustains,
And all the green her steady rains allow,
Do creeping shadows work to hide away

For what first came a sign of promised bloom
I fear will sleep forever underneath –
The seeds we planted eagerly below
Were buried far too soon and far too deep

Within the fathoms of my faded soul,
I cannot understand why it must be
That nature’s passive play should come to mock
The words I spoke in truth and longed to keep

I stand alone now waiting for the rain,
Though I’ll not find relief within her tears;
But I will linger here where worms will writhe,
And birds will sing, though I will fail to hear.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2011 10:14:00 AM
    I see you all found some inspiration while I was not at the Soup this weekend. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and will be back again soon to read more Nick. May you have a week of good health, joy and sunshine to light up your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Caution !!! Poetic talent on display here. Excellent piece.