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Words I Dared Not Whisper

I wrote of longing and pensive fears, of sorrow, pain and pillaged emotions. Tomes of poetry, an expose' of my soul until pen ran dry and my heart resigned Strangled by devotion and ribbons of lies is a tarnished ring, my circle of gold Love's wounds on paper, continued to bleed Poems kept in testament to what was real Dust-laden books I shall never again read Sonnets beaded with ardor, I chose to impart Hidden from my eyes, skewered with flaws Each a dagger thrust to the pith of my heart With a sigh, I filled my ink well again to pen the words I rendered in confession Words I dared not whisper into your ear I lingered only to wipe errant tears but on parchment, they fell in succession as I wrote with trembling fingers ~ "When I lie pale and cold in death's possession my love will live on, flowing through every pore When my eyes are closed, lips tinted blue and the rhythmic beat of my heart is no more ~ maybe then you will admit you loved me, too."

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Date: 12/20/2019 11:37:00 AM
Wow such emotion; beautiful.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/20/2019 11:47:00 AM
Thanks a lot for liking it, M.L. It is rather emotional.
Date: 12/19/2019 8:55:00 PM
A powerful write with inner beauty, Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/20/2019 2:34:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Caren.
Date: 12/19/2019 8:26:00 PM
Lin your poem is so beautifully written and I love each line that drips of emotion well done and a fav!
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Date: 12/20/2019 2:32:00 AM
I knew you would take this one to heart. Life fills us with emotions and when that emotion is heartache, writing helps us to pour out our grief ~ if only for a moment. Thank you for reading and commenting, Constance.
Date: 12/19/2019 7:05:00 PM
wow... this is deep and powerful Lin... this one lingers on like a lost love...or loved one gone from life... some people will always remain in our hearts and live in memories... some will linger on the edges of our souls!
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/20/2019 2:28:00 AM
Thanks for your perceptive response, Sandra. In either case, we are at the mercy of our memories ~ whether we wish to recall them or not.
Date: 12/19/2019 3:37:00 PM
Wow Lin...what a poem, I see by your comment you don't know what prompted this, I feel the same most times. I don't know where my writes come from but it's cool to read later on and say I wrote that, so goes the gift, and yours mesmerizes! This is melancholy at it's best and I love it!
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/20/2019 2:24:00 AM
I thank you for such an accolade for these verses, John. I read your lyrics and lines of other poets here that touch me deeply and you're right. Each one is a gift that we can open again and again. I go back and read some of my own and feel tears building over the memories that caused me to express the pain that was in my heart. In some cases, the hurt remains. It's inescapable.
Date: 12/19/2019 12:53:00 PM
Wow, that was definitely deep and affecting my friend. Your words resonate within me as I have felt this same thing in the past and it still lingers within the shadows of my heart. Beautifully done Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/19/2019 12:58:00 PM
Thank you, Chris. It doesn't always take a physical death to make you feel like one has taken place. A love that was strong will always linger in our hearts...the good memories as well as those we'd rather forget, but cannot.
Date: 12/19/2019 12:46:00 PM
Quite a deep and dark verse Lin, with a sad ending. Tom
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Date: 12/19/2019 12:49:00 PM
Yes, it is, Tom. I've no clue as to what may have prompted it, but there it sits. As always...thank you for your thoughts.