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last cockcrow

i remember darkness
as it filled your eyes
with the umbrage of death

i never saw it scrolled
on the lace stitches of night
yet it was written there
perhaps it was all along
when one learns where to look

i should have known
it would be the last cockcrow
before winter's storm
the way you laid there torpid
like summer's sun beyond the horizon
when tossed about in the winds
of winter's frozen breath

maybe i would have seen it
if i weren't looking
through fogged-rims of dawn
that hand's of night had sewn
upon life's window

my tears fell like heaven's crystals
across newborn fields of white
as i heard the trumpet's blow
while death and i both pressed firmly
against your algid lips
but only silence kissed back






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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:54:00 AM

    Very expressive and descriptive work that you have penned..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:49:00 AM

    Sandra, your poem is amazing... strong imagery... almost reminds me of kissing a passed dear loved one... enjoyed...LINDA

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/26/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that was the thought that the end line came from... the kiss on dead lips...you have good insight to see through the metaphots...hugs thank you ! :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:03:00 PM

    Just cruising by here tonight to say hi. Joe was not home when I got back from the gym. I don't know where he went but i hope it's to collect money owed to him on a job he did a long time ago and never got paid for yet!!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:06:00 AM

    - Sandra, deeply written - feel sadness and grief - a very well written poem (Life is not a bed of roses) - Have a beautiful day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:20:00 AM

    Hi Sandra, A sensual write with deep passion.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:16:00 AM

    wow, this is sure inspirational, in fact amazing poetry,, i also feel the Cockcrow, like Andrea as significant, and also have used it in poetry, but i take nothing away from you Sandra, this is something wonderful, i could go on and on, and bore you with accolade, but this poem sure moves me.,...

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your sweet reply Harry...I felt that word would do well in the title...just seemed to fit this piece hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:53:00 PM

    sandra, you know how I love reading your poetry. Dark and yet beautiful at the same time. I love the word in your title. I used it a long time ago in a poem of mine.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Andrea...I like that word myself :) hugs hope your day is good!
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:33:00 AM

    Wow Sandra, such poignant sadness. The last line just simply amazing. Very moving and deep

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Karen...hope your day is wonderful...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:55:00 AM

    Oh my! This is exceptional, your talent is such a gift. Well done Sandra, magic runs through your veins.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words always Richard...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:25:00 AM

    deep beautifully penned

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Liam :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:14:00 AM

    quietly deep and profound this is , sandra...and I was holding onto every word as " only silence kissed back.."... that did it!..:) huggs

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Nette...hope your day is good :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 1:01:00 AM

    Excellent poem, a very powerful write...

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/22/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Bindu :)
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:08:00 PM

    Deep and nicely penned.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/20/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Lisa :)