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A Mournful Remembrance
by A Serviceable Villain
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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'Sand in the hourglass has stolen what
remains of your life . . . '

Scribe, your heart is  like  the

white mark inside a target

Pierced by the quill of your

pen which bleeds black ink.


Your love is nothing more than

a mournful remembrance having

an important part to act out, now

in desperate need of company.


And like some unhallowed ground

you are destitute and reek of impurity

The armour plating now tarnished

Your face dawns a death mask.


No sign of lungs breathing, overtasked

they run the gauntlet through a maze

Desperately seeking a place to once

again be embroidered with air.


Scribe, the departure of your faithful lover

now sits upon your thoughts weighing

heavily upon your mind – you put the pen

away in its’ rusty scabbard for all time.


Sand in the hourglass has stolen what

remains of your life – only time left to

plunder and pillage any glimmer of hope

that is trying to whitewash your brain.


Scribe, all the brokenhearted come to pay

their disrespects metaphorically – you did

not conquer mistrust, rather, it conquered

You now get to live in total regret.



Ó 2009 R. Lance Sheridan

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Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/16/2011
Your love is nothing more than

a mournful remembrance having

an important part to act out, now

in desperate need of company.

------------ such stark truth...

Reviewed by John Coppolella 8/19/2010
Sad and depressing metaphors of truth. Why does this hit home?
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 4/5/2009
"From the depths of disapir , the soul rises toward the light". This is written with such depth and emotion! I feel the sadness and pain.......M
Reviewed by 000 000 4/1/2009
You have captured the "mourning of a lost one" in these words. I imagine many have these feelings after the loss of their life's love.
Creatively written!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/1/2009
A truly sad and powerful piece, my friend.
Reviewed by Linda Settles 4/1/2009
Wonderful poem Lance. Truly from the heart. This write has such powerful lines. Well done.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/1/2009
Very well written dear man...powerful lines...have a wonderful and safe day hope your friend is doin much better sweet Lance..Hugssss
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/31/2009
This is very demanding emotionally for the reader and I suspect for the writer, too, and it is powerful and moving.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/31/2009
Really Unique And Different To The Point...

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/31/2009
Such tragic emotions scibed in these lines......Superb Poem Lance!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/31/2009
A meaningful write that incites the reader to think. Thank you, Lance. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/31/2009
Beautifully penned, Lance, power in your words. Thank you. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/31/2009
Hi Lance, the last part wraps around and makes this piece whole. What a mighty pen you wield there and so true of some scribes.

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/31/2009
Wonderful poem, Lance; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tommy Thomas 3/31/2009
Very good. A poem to remember that time is measuring my efforts by the pen.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/31/2009
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

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