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Hippocratic Oath

Did you see the white bird fly,
pale against the azure sky,
did you watch the dead leaves fall,
windblown, strewn against the wall?

Did you hear the north wind's sigh,
coursing through the winter rye,
were you taken by surprise,
knowing now her words were lies?

Did you feel the heavens shift
as those words passed through her lips,
does she grieve the babes unborn,
as she turned from you in scorn?

Hypocrite, heard no alarm,
despite her oath to do no harm,
witness now the blackbirds fly,
ink against the blood-red sky.

All the trees are stripped and bare,
blackened claws that scrape the air,
vultures rip and tear the seams,
gorging, shredding all your dreams.

Feel the wind caress your face,
remembering her last embrace.

(For Ryan)

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  1. Date: 7/17/2009 5:38:00 PM
    very good rhymes and very good descriptive words. check out some of my poems

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 11:46:00 AM
    The description of the blackbird: "ink against the blood-red sky" is a very powerful image here in this write. You are a wonderful writer, Danielle and I'm glad you are here at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 1/6/2009 8:55:00 AM
    great poetry that really hit home with the realitys of life. enjoyed reading it and have a great day. Dont laugh at my poem BABYS.... TAKE THE TEST

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 8:38:00 PM
    heartbreak. simply amazing. very well penned. lovely write - love and peace james

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 8:20:00 AM
    One for my favourites Danielle beautiful poem.Rgds Brian.Thanks for your blog comments where did you come acros it on the net ?

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 9:16:00 AM
    Heartbreakingly beautiful, Danielle. You are definitely the queen of rhyme! Love, Nigel

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 8:05:00 AM
    The pain and loss of someone you love seems so staggering in this heartbreaking poem. Well written, Danielle...can feel the sorrow. ~ Carrie