Vanquished sunsets and wearied rains
A lifetime to die, an instant to break
Not many perceived a world in a fancy sand grain.
The flame isn't scarlet; the ashes ain't grey
The flowers ain’t fragrant; the spring is not gay
These conflicts are enduring, these laughters? A display.
Those appetites and desires? On the verge of decay
Not many praise eternity and the curves of that bay
Not many know a way out, the poor soul exclaims!
The cry stood unanswered and that old pain reclaims!
For what was now long lost, was ever fairly acquaint?

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Hopelessness can dull away all the colours from one’s life. No matter how much someone tries the pain returns again and again and the dull embers of mourning fire remains forever in the heart. But for what good?

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Written on March 16, 2023

Submitted by khadija_w on March 16, 2023

Modified by khadija_w on March 16, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 545
Words 102
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

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