Breath To Breath
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They say, to mend an injured heart, move on,
And thus, I've done so, time-and-time-again,
But tho' your smile, from me, is decades gone,
My dreams still find you haunting me, as then.
I've always held your heart, pristine and rare,
Flat-pressed between life's pages like a rose,
And as the timeworn leaves may fade and tear,
That weather on love's blossom never shows.
I've tried so to forget you through the years,
Still, in my sleep you find my heart exposed,
And tho' I cleanse those memories with tears,
Your phantoms keep returning, unopposed -
You took my breath quite often in the past ...
And I've no doubt you'll take ... my very last.
~ 9th Place ~ in the "2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 2" Poetry Contest, Mark Toney, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 1st Place ~ in the "Contest 475 Any Form Or None" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 1st Place ~ in the "Not Just Any Old Rose" Poetry Contest, Mark Massey, Judge & Sponsor.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2018