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the fades of love

i stood there on the berm of a cliff
like juliet in the absence of romeo
feeling dim, as night fell
in a breathless mist

my thoughts lurked
in the ebon hole of mind
as the stars settled in 
looming in and out
of the milky way

i looked at them
as they glistened
remembering that look
that once twinkled
within your eyes
when i caught your glance

now mind only sees
the crimson edges
of flames burning out
as i catch the glow
of shooting stars
trailing in glimmers
on a downward spiral
as they burn out
just like love...

August 12, 2019
Shooting star contest
Sponsored by  Nayda Ivette Negron

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Date: 8/17/2019 9:10:00 AM
I think she is going to end up in the winners circle with a garland around her sweet neck.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/17/2019 8:40:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words and vote Of confidence :) hugs
Date: 8/16/2019 11:10:00 AM
amazing poem sweet Sandra- this is a top winner to me! Good luck :)-luloo
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Date: 8/16/2019 12:13:00 PM
Thank you Luloo...i wanted something different then just an ordinary shooting star :) hugs
Date: 8/14/2019 4:23:00 AM
- A great poem with emotional images ... the source of the pain - Good luck in the contest, Sandra :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/14/2019 7:28:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise... hugs to you my friend :)
Date: 8/13/2019 5:12:00 AM
Very poetic. I loved how silky the flow of thought to word was, it conveyed like a meteor. But hopefully we shall find a way love will burn forever.
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Date: 8/14/2019 7:28:00 PM
Thank you Jude...i think we all strive for the never ending flame within our hearts.... hugs :)
Date: 8/13/2019 3:32:00 AM
I am always in awe with your poetry. Wonder where you found that word, berm. Never heard of it but then English is not my first language. Bet many will notice it and star to use it as they did to petrichor. You write a fine poem for the contest. Best for a win. Hugs.
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Date: 8/14/2019 7:27:00 PM
Berm is not uncommon here, i like to sometimes use unique words instead of the common overused ones.... hugs :)
Date: 8/12/2019 9:41:00 PM
I like this one as an entry in the contest. Such a unique, unconventional shooting star! Best wishes, gw
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/14/2019 7:25:00 PM
Thank you Gershon... not sure where my muse got this one from... hugs :)
Date: 8/12/2019 7:41:00 PM
Sadly inspiring, lovely work of art, in pen. Ann
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Date: 8/12/2019 8:15:00 PM
Thank you Ann... this was one of those out of the blue poems...hugs :)
Date: 8/12/2019 6:48:00 PM
I love the rich imagery that this poem uses! The whole thing gave me chills :) Great work!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 8/12/2019 8:14:00 PM
Thank you so much John for your visit and kind words :)