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I just kissed you

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I just kissed you

A white sheet covered over the malformed head,
A cold cadaver resting on a steel bed.
They asked me to identify the remains,
But I couldn't bring myself to touch the sheet with blood stains.

If I don't look at what was there to greet me,
Your death just wouldn't, couldn't be.
I just kissed you, with a morning good-bye,
Smiling as you slowly drove on by.

My hands shook like an autumn leaf,
My glass heart frozen in perpetual grief. 
The sheet felt cold, starchly stiff,
Like the body under the sheet, I just couldn't lift .

They told me you weren't a pretty site,
But that's not true I just kissed you, in the morning light.
My palms were clammy as I lifted the starched sheet,
It had to be your dead eyes that mine would meet.
My world stopped turning I had to look away,
It couldn't  be true, I just kissed you today

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Poetess This write tugs at the heartstrings and makes the reader feel the pain in your heart. Nice job

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 9:46:00 AM
    Wonderfully written poem my friend..thanks for sharing :) Good day!!

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 7:05:00 PM
    the drama of Life, the crys & laughter that can be in the flesh & existing without the vessel - your poem of tragedy inspires me appreciate everything, even the pain that can make me stronger - premature Passings are very confusing especially when we are engulfed in our own designs, but that which should not be could not be - life can be cruel, but it is never wrong - with respect - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 1:44:00 PM
    wow this Poem stands all by itself... amazing write....Michael