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Tombstones & Teacups

Death belies the darkness summoned,
tombstone-colored is the sky,
shards of memories merely fragments,
wailing wind the sole reply.

Violent storm winds strip the tree limbs
like a poltergeist, unseen,
tawdry feeders, heavy wind chimes,
beat against the window screens.

Waiting for the glass to shatter,
like so many childhood dreams,
china teacups, rosebud patterned
in the dustpan, unredeemed.


© 2009 Danielle White

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  1. Date: 2/27/2010 3:09:00 AM
    Strong emotions and images...wonderful poetry. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 1:23:00 PM
    How many tears have been shed over tiny broken teacups....or broken childhood dreams? Too many to count. Love this poem, Danielle....this is truly a gem of a poem! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 12:50:00 AM
    Your title alone caught my eye and I sure am glad that it did--this is a powerful piece that tugs at the reader--wow. Keep writing and gracing the soup with your talent :) Btw, hope you're doing all better now :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 5:16:00 PM
    wanted you to know I agree sometimes the content deserve a "coarse" word BUT we on this site agree not to do that. Not That I'm perfect but I've tryed to conform for the sake of a happy family. HUGS! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/23/2010 1:13:00 PM
    Fantastic..wish you'd not have to have gotten to the scary place you were in to write it though HUGS HUGS to my fav's! Light & Love read my Sorrow's Play please..glad you're getting better!!!

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 12:30:00 PM
    wow, great writing here. I love your style. Let me see another!

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 4:10:00 PM
    Great imagery here rosebud patterened and all ... smile ... awesome writing !!

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 1:44:00 PM
    damn. breathtaking. let me catch my breath real quick...inhale/exhale. okay. this poem is fantastic. i love it. the words are daggerlike. digging deep into my soul. penetrating the flesh. such a powerful display of words.

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 5:07:00 PM
    Hi Danielle.. thankxxx so much for your blog comment on my Super Bowl two liner.. have to agree.. those Cowboys just might do it this year.. since my Giants let me down so badly must pray Dallas will take it all.. thankxx for your participation and hope u are feeling well now and have a blessed and Happy New Year filled with health and creativeness.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 7:11:00 PM
    Really enjoyed this piece here... it flowed so nicely and really ended well too. Enjoyed and have a great night. :)

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 2:39:00 PM
    thank you for this. such a great poem! have a happy new year's eve. enjoy yourself and be careful. thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. you're the best. may 2010 bring you nothing but happiness and great things.

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 11:54:00 AM
    I thank you for writing and sharing your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup Danielle. I offer you warm greeting for the New Year with best wishes to you on your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 7:49:00 PM
    This is beautiful Danielle! Great imagery and flow. As usual, great job! I received your SM. Very few Soupers can receive my SM-I've contacted Admin but I guess they're unable to do anything about it- Could you send me your e-mail address, please? Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 5:35:00 PM
    this is so lovely..I agree, that last stanza is just terrific. I hope you are feeling better..let us know. BG

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 4:42:00 PM
    Maybe the dream will begin to come true. Keep the metaphoric pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:48:00 PM
    last stana's supurb. love and peace: james