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Your breath upon the window freezes, lace
Yet, warm against my skin, its somber strains
As dampened words collect in tears to trace
The drip of sorrow weeping from my veins
Your perfect lips then tremble in a smile
To press your pitied kiss upon my eyes
Three words, a whispered lie to thus defile
The beggar's hope I had of sweet goodbyes
One last embrace, to mock the frigid air
Your warm skin buried deep within your coat
The final knife, "goodbye", you bring to bear
And drag the jagged word across my throat
Your chilling crime of passion, now complete
My love, like blood, lays puddled ... at your feet.
~ 6th Place ~ in the "2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 6" Poetry Contest, Mark Toney, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 9th Place ~ in the "Shakespearean Sonnet" Poetry Contest, Carolyn Devonshire, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 1st Place ~ in the "Your Best Sonnet 2018" Poetry Contest, John Hamilton, Sponsor.
~ 7th Place ~ in the "Best Sonnet" Poetry Contest, Laura Loo, Sponsor.
~ 7th Place ~ in the "Mid January 2018 Premiere Any Form" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Sponsor.
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