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Crumbling Beauty

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Crumbling Beauty

Crumbling beauty
An Acropolis actress
A scar upon her hand
Reminds me of the darkness
Of a far and distant land
A land of dark beauty 
Never meant to age
Trapped inside a rusted cage
Left there to decay

The men they came and went 
But never left a dime
Their duty done, it was
Never considered a crime
And when she became pregnant
Where was Romeo then?
An arrow through his heart 
And a pen within his hand?

But letters he never wrote
And birds fell at his feet
As he walked upon the Seine
Nostradom just a shadow 
Upon his cold dark heart
She sits and waits for someone
Hopeful of him
But is left to be gazed upon 
By inferior men 

She’s just a crumbling beauty
No need for respect
She’ll stand there till the end of time
And disappear speck by speck.
Until all that's left is the dust upon the ground
And then she’ll rise again
And sashay back into town.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:45:00 PM

    Swept me away, this one. Reminded me of some old ruins wasting away, once so beautiful, confident and strong. Life can take a lot out of us, but true beauty is within and can rise above the physical ruin. But mental ruin...that's hard. Another great one. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/13/2013 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Laura, always good to hear from you. Your comments give me strength. I am glad you liked this one. thanks for taking the time to read my work. Always, Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:55:00 AM

    I was swept away in this one. A very nice journey laced with touches of ancient lore created a magical masterpiece

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/10/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As always thank you Karen for your kind comments. Kilmer