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What Was And What Will Be

I cry until my entrails are laid out before me.
I watch the vultures,
My insecurities feast on my nerve ridden stomach.
I’ve repeated the cycle for many days.

My love forever stains
This sea of linens which was once our home.
The call of the sirens is strong
And resisting drives us mad.

How do I know my attempts are not in vein?
Is this futile?
The upkeep of this tree outnumbers the fruit.
I do not blame nature.
I allowed this.

As soon as I walk away you fully blossom.
I was always cursed with bad timing.
I must now focus on my own flowers sprouting
Before I plant anymore seeds.

You will continue to grow
As you always have.
And I’ll still marvel at your beauty from afar.
What a grand tree you were.

I retract my own roots and return to my bed.
I reminisce until I drift away.
Becoming a prisoner of my head.
Seeing pictures of you and me
And dreaming of what was and what will be.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2011 3:53:00 PM
    This is a nice piece. I like the use of metaphors.

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 4:50:00 PM
    Very nice, I enjoyed reading this poem, keep up the great work!!!

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Dan C

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Alexander on your worthy free verse's honored place, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 12:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:15:00 AM
    Alexander - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 9:24:00 PM
    Congratulations Alexander. I found this work very moving. well deserved in the winners circle. regards margaret

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Hi Alexander This is a deep piece.Your writing is very strong and creative and perhaps very personal.The more I read it the more it appeals.An entry worthy of your winning place.Congratulations.Love June (Sylvia)

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 1:40:00 PM
    Super congrats Alexander on your win-- this is truly beautiful and I really liked how you wrote this, there is that hint of sadness and regret but still so beautifully written-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 7:48:00 AM
    Big congratulations to you for this fine placement in the soup contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:39:00 PM
    Very interesting writing with great imagery. Unique! Congrats on your big win. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 12:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your impressive 6th Place win in PS Intl. Contest, Alexander! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Alexander in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 3:43:00 AM
    Hey Alex, warmest congrats to you on having your wonderful poem winning the Poetry Soup international Contest. keep your passionate pen flowing with inspiration and keep up the creative writes. You are such a wonderful talent. Keep writing. Love always. Adeleke.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:11:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:37:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Alexander. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Alexander, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 3:01:00 PM
    Congratz on being featured, awesome poem!!!

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Alexander. Love, Carol