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Hearts thrum ...
Some, far heavier than others
Darker, deeper, more tender and intense
Those, hung on the hook of vows and affiance
So quickened by a mournful word
A word that bloats with promise and dream
Its hems, glinting with hopeful sparks
The most treasured of tales
A grand and vainglorious lie
Honed, precise, with sublime edge
To bleed the beats to stillness ... "forever"
Submitted on August 28, 2019
To the "1-12 Lines Only-A Poem That Did Not Receive A Ribbon" Poetry Contest
Rick Parise, Sponsor.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2019