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My last breathe

Before you sleep take my last breathe from my soul
For I weep from the pain
A pain so pensiveness it withers my insides away
I have lost you in a place I felt safe, now I’m surrounded by dust and fog nearly blinding my eyes
I’m scared and frightened by the rift between our hearts
I am a petrified forest with bare limbs that have been stripped and lay abandoned 
You have plundered me into twisted hemp of disarray
How could things have gone so wrong?
How could we have lost the love and luster of yesterday?
Was it really a love of reality?
Clouded by desire and hunger and waiting at the gates of deception
Eyes of jewels that spill a river far and wide
Drown me in a red sticky cancer 
Shattered glass a portrait preview of two fractured in half
I am floating alone in cold lonely vortex of cruelty while shards of you leave me unchanged
You once needed me and made me feel alive
Now I am dying not that knowing where your feelings really lay
You say one thing then do another
So confusing to say the least
Could you be true and honest could you be clear to yourself
Before you sleep take the ache from my broken insides 
And breath my last breathe 

Copyright © Laura Mckenzie | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 5/16/2017 10:11:00 AM

    This is brilliant and beautiful. Leaving your pages for a while equates throwing away refined Gold into the pacific. Now I know why my hands itch when away from your pages. Top notch mental exhibition and a powerful seven. Its been a while wonderful friend!
  1. Date: 5/1/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Your brilliant poem so artfully shares the shattered heart Laura. 7 ; )
  1. Date: 12/20/2015 6:33:00 PM

    Laura, stopped by to enjoy some of my favorite and best poets of 2010 - 1015 :) Hope you are well enjoying what is left of 2015. Sending an early Christmas Message with Hugs. May you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year. Good luck in all you do during 2016. ~SKAT LOVE~