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Black Red
by Laura Via
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

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Black Red


 


O’ where is that dagger!


So that I might stab away this grief


Let it bleed out, red sweet red.


Y’know, at night beneath the moon,


Blood looks black?


Maybe, if I slice through this meaningless flesh


I might find my blackened soul staring back.


I’ll save a slice of Hell for you, if you’d like


Wouldn’t take much effort, only a limb of mine.


You could keep it with you, at all times!


A memory, a gift even, of love ever lasting.


Rotted flesh, what a lovely parting gift indeed!


Putrid is this soul, anyway.


 


Let me bleed onto the floor


A pool of redness full of pain.


Anguish is mine name


I whisper to the winds.


 


Echo the future into the past


As each tick of that master clock


Winds down slowly until I wither


Slowly, away.


 


(c) 2002 A Riddle

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Reviewed by 6/3/2003
an excellent poem laura
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/3/2003
Shades of darkness, this is good. Bravo.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/3/2003
Laura, very well done. I love the fearlessness of this one.
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