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Aftermath
by R. Steven Reynolds

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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I wrote this about one subject but some have interpreted it differently. I will leave it up you, the reader. I hope it makes you think. I would appreciate knowing what you think it is about please.


An orchid just beginning to bloom

A cygnet who never learned to fly

A star child condemned in the womb

Gone now and we are left wondering why

Your talent trashed your hopes crushed

Pushed until you self-extinguished

Success, now your cries she has shushed

She cares not for those who now are anguished

Who urged you die a thousand times?

Ask the puritanical harridan

She used her tongue to commit crimes

She wrecked your mind again and again

Your constant torment is at an end

Ones who cared are left wondering why

Never to heal or ever comprehend

We will live with the guilt until we die

An orchid just beginning to bloom

Too young to be forever in a tomb

 
 

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Reviewed by Mary Clark 7/27/2012
War and the "after math."
Reviewed by Connie Thompson (Reader) 6/2/2010
This poem...all of your writing that I have read makes me think. It takes me away from myself to a distant place in thought. To me, this poem speaks of the atrocity, deceit and ambiguity of war...the "virgin" motivation quickly turned to ashes. For those left breathing...the soul crushed.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/22/2007
i agree a starlite as Diana or Marilyn
or any woman whos life cut short who have tried to make a difference some kind of way
dying too young
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/22/2007
I think this is about princess Diana!!

Well penned!!

Love Tinka
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