Flowers



Your body fell towards
the earth's dark soil,
skin flapping in the wind
as life abandoned laughter.

Silence -
where breath
used to make music.

Stars wept time across
Heaven's sparkling ruin,
last words painted echoes
on stretched imagination.

Emptiness -
filling the space
where we loved.

Photographic memory
tears up snapshots,
negatives sweep positives
into the darkest room.

Sorrow -
feasting upon
the fragrant tears.

Hope screams wingspans
of desolation into the nest,
until death do us part
mocks the closed eyed rush.

Flowers -
decayed now
decorate this man.

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Submitted on September 22, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AXXX XXX XBXB XXX XXXX XXX AXXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 537
Words 91
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3

Ian Sawicki

Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyone is interested in my books then please visit my lulu storefront. All artwork on these books is by my own hand. http://stores.lulu.com/chasingtheday more…

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