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A Flower Fades

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

A Flower Fades

Somewhere in time i will find my dreams
all i have to do is look in the mirror
i see the reflection cast by the sunlight
so many of my dreams go unanswered
my hope is to hold you in my arms
i give you a flower in the vase
you set it in water by the window
i have a picture of you
you are so beautiful
the day the flower faded from view
is the day you left my world
was the day i fell in love with you

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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the day you left my world
was the day i fell in love with you

Sad to hear, but tragedy makes good poetry. Bravery in opening up like this....

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Lots of interesting puzzles and contradictions for a short poem.

from the black desert

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Nice imagery and enjoyed the brevity. Many things about which one might suppose many different meanings, but to me, it's like 'after the fact' and that kind of pain is hard to divorce.



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I like the love lost, yet yurned, aspect of the ending.

nice work Larsen


"Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends.

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh."


"I don't believe you."


"Oh come, you can hear its faint echo right now. I'm here to turn up the volume.

To press the stinking face of humanity into the dark blood of its own secret heart."

"There's a starving beast inside my chest
playing with me until he's bored
Then, slowly burying his tusks in my flesh
crawling his way out he rips open old wounds

When I reach for the knife placed on the bedside table
its blade reflects my determined face
to plant it in my chest
and carve a hole so deep it snaps my veins

Hollow me out, I want to feel empty"
-- "Being Able To Feel Nothing" by Oathbreaker


"Sky turns to a deeper grey

the sun fades by the moon

hell's come from the distant hills

tortures dreams of the doomed

and they pray, yet they prey

and they pray, still they prey"
-- "Still They Prey" by Cough


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