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the black cross

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the black cross


I SPOT a lofty black cross
Standing conceitedly on a rock-strewn mount,
Where nothing akin to a tree can be seen,
Murky clouds hovering over it,
It is on this cross that she will
Sacrifice me for the sake of love

I OBSERVE dry as a bone grass,
That left chasing precious emerald existence
Because the master of life-rain
Could not depart the lucrative comfort of cloud nine
To reprieve underprivileged earthlings;
As the sunburned grass sever to shreds,
I perceive her love for me fading
Radically till nothing of it remains,
She tramples upon me unfeelingly

WHEN I raise my eyes to meet up hers,
Tears COURSE down my cheerless cheeks,
In her face I discern weariness, withdrawal.
She appears dull and outrageously sorrowful-
Conceivably I am a great irk to her,
She cannot let me feel her lips once more.

NOW alone I contemplate smoke rising,
I bathe myself in the glee of solitude,
Shrewd that hours of night must go a way
Paving way for hours of dawn that must also go a way;
That the putrid soul of mine
Possibly will one day be rapt and inspired
Though she has departed from me





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  1. Date: 12/4/2011 8:48:00 AM

    Use of capital letters for certain words is effective,Honesty.I searched for your new verses,but none is seen.FAB

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 6:52:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win a well crafted piece for sure,,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 11:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning write in Frank's Love Story Contest Honesty. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on this well deservedn win, Honesty

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:46:00 AM

    Congrats HONESTY on your HM in the Love Story contest with this wonderful write and excellent entry .. enjoy your special honor with luv..