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Last kiss in Pompeii


Mount Vesuvius erupts in anger
warm air like butterfly wings
flashes against our cheeks
I hold you my final light...

We stand on the edge of the sea
a galaxy of smoke and soot
swirls around us...

My love I wish
I had wings to carry us
all I have is my shoulder
for you to lean on...

Let us press our lips together
in these final moments
perhaps in the future
archaeologists will find us

As lovers preserved in ash...
~ ~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 6/21/2014 4:10:00 AM
- Beautifully written Ken! - (A really great movie!) - Wish you a nice weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Ken Carroll
Date: 6/21/2014 9:09:00 AM
Thank you Anne1
Date: 6/20/2014 11:20:00 PM
I finally saw that Pompeii movie and how it was based on two lovers and a kiss immortalized, though it probably wasn't the romantic thing people think. Anyway, I really love how you told this little story. There is something so captivating about the tale of that city. I love the rock song about it too. GREAT poem
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Date: 6/21/2014 9:08:00 AM
Thank you Andrea!
Date: 6/20/2014 9:30:00 PM
Love immortalized. What s beauty of a write...
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Ken Carroll
Date: 6/20/2014 9:33:00 PM
Thank you Eileen!
Date: 6/20/2014 8:16:00 PM
I really like this one Ken, I have actually seen this volcano and it is amazing and you can imagine these lovers preserved in ash, how terrifying it must have been, thank you for sharing, take care..............Vera................
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Date: 6/20/2014 8:47:00 PM
Thank you Vera for visiting!
Date: 6/20/2014 4:04:00 PM
Strenght in words in this passionate work..In one place where an eruption happened people were asleep in the night and never knew what hit them..Enjoyed reading your lines..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
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Date: 6/20/2014 4:06:00 PM
Thank you Sara for your kind visit!
Date: 6/20/2014 2:23:00 PM
the ending made me reel; i didn't see it coming,ken... such a stirring, mystical write.. huggs
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Date: 6/20/2014 2:52:00 PM
Thank you Nette..This one was inspired by the ending of the movie Pompeii...