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Broken Bleeding Heart

    “You knew not which pain would be worse-
you living with a bleeding broken heart, 
                                 or not giving me the chance to heal it.”
                                                                                              -me


And I wore her woe like crimson stained smiles-
o, how the skies miss their stars… 
                          (and I miss you).
Drinking heartbreak like wine without romance,
blooming ebony roses under the harvest moon.
    She gave caresses that blossomed into violet 
hyacinth, yet lent tears to the willow weeping.

My throat still swallows all the -what ifs-
my stomach still churns with all the -why mes-
and…
my marrow still aches when I remember her laugh. 
Like a pin prick to my heart, she bled me dry;
bestowed a shattered heart longing to be whole. 

Her bones and ash rest in a velvet sealed satchel
            (buried beneath regret and shame)
My balmy breath longs for her essence;
eyes closed…hearts connected-
                       until we meet again, sweet sister.  

and I love her-
          like fear loves adrenaline
and I miss her-
          like Venus misses Mars
and I need her-
          like air 

 For she was the sangria in the eventide sunset,
    the tangerine during dawn’s early light;
 the angels danced the day she was born-
    and they wept as they greeted her home.

    yes sweet sister...until we meet again. 




Date written: July 16, 2019
For the contest, Writing Challenge 2, July 2019- Melancholy
Sponsor, Dear Heart

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/16/2019 1:44:00 PM
I don't know why I keep reading this, it only makes me cry, faving this!
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Date: 7/25/2019 5:00:00 PM
Oh luloo so heartbreaking I know how you miss your lovely Karen:-( many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/9/2019 2:28:00 PM
thank you Jan, you are one of the only ones who knows her by name, that astounds me. Means you truly read what I write, so thank you sweet lady more than you know. :)-luloo
Date: 7/25/2019 9:11:00 AM
This is I think one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read from you Lu Loo, I'm still crying for you! I used a title of yours for my 20 titles poem, hope it's ok!
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Date: 8/9/2019 2:27:00 PM
wow! you did? I will go and read it now. Thank you! what's the name of the poem? I don't deserve your kindness sweet man. You always know how to leave me with smiles. thank you again :)-luloo
Date: 7/25/2019 6:39:00 AM
Lu, that is truly beautifully sad, heartfelt poem. Congratulations on your win.
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/9/2019 2:26:00 PM
many thanks sweet Georgia ;)-luloo
Date: 7/24/2019 12:02:00 PM
Lu, congratulations on your win in my writing challenge, your beautifully penned poem, no more than beautiful, excellent poem left me in tears for I know it is the sorrow you carry with you every single day, I know this sorrow too, as my sister also died a tragic death, well done ~
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/9/2019 2:26:00 PM
thank you I am always honored contests give people the opportunity to read what may not have been read. Thank yo for this contest, I am grateful Dear Heart. Be blessed, hugs :)-luloo
Date: 7/24/2019 8:51:00 AM
Congratulations on your with win with this sad, sad poem...the tangerine during dawn's early light...may you find peace in this light.
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/9/2019 2:25:00 PM
thank you so much sweet Jeanne, blessings ;)-luloo
Date: 7/17/2019 11:12:00 AM
Your poem is so very well written and descriptive. It is so very sad. I hope you haven't had this experience in real life, but it stands to reason you have seeing it is such a touch and heart felt poem. More than melancholy. Best of luck in the contest! - Mike
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/17/2019 11:44:00 AM
thank you Mike, it's about my sister who took her life in 2010. It still leaves me melancholy to this day...be blessed :)-luloo
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/17/2019 11:44:00 AM
thank you Mike, it's about my sister who took her life in 2010. It still leaves me melancholy to this day...be blessed :)-luloo