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Delightful Deceit

Like a withering flower in the fall
The emptiness and sorrow surfaces
Through the winter I shall suffer the ice
Waging war against myself
The memory and essence of her will entice

Death is but in the past
I have long fallen to the shade in black
After the struggles and trials of life
A heart and soul is what I lack

A kiss and a hug is a memory of a fading youth
A simple notch in a bedpost is all I am
Carved by her smile and her grace
The devil has appeared in my life
Represented by her deceiving face

Tossed to the curb like a piece of trash
Even my name ceases to exist
A few lines in a local newspaper
The beating of my heart makes the list

So take these words from me
Because they are all I have left
Ever piece of me has been stolen
She has committed the ultimate theft

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  1. Date: 11/17/2010 6:24:00 PM
    Indeed, stealing a person's heart and then betraying them does feel like "the ultimate theft" when experienced firsthand. But if you truly lacked a "heart and soul," you would not be able to write such beautiful poetry, Matthan. As Catie said below, many people will be able to relate to the feelings you expressed here. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 6:02:00 PM
    the theft of the heart? they should make laws aginst that lol,,, deep write, enjoyed this one,..p.d.