No More To Say



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The dankness hangs like a horse thief

As marbled walls echo with grief

In this castle of polished stone

The loved are lain and turned to bone

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The far-off tolling of a bell

Breaks the silence where quiet dwells

A soul with faith may well be saved

But interred here, the body’s grave

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A bench to sit and contemplate

Staring at our own promised fate

What is it we have come to say

Before we, too, meet our last day

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Browned flowers droop from caring urn

They hold the truth that we must learn

When whom we love cut from our hearts

That is when the real dying starts

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I visit once your final rest

Living on will be quite the test

Without you near my spirit cries

My love in drops fall from my eyes

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Though I knew you would someday die

It is still hard to say goodbye

When I leave, I will not return

No more to say, no more to learn

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Comments
22 Responses to “No More To Say”
  1. So real and poignant that I just can’t find words to reply…

  2. It a classic representation of death and despair. It has this consistent atmosphere of melancholy, yet described so beautifully through your words. Its like Edgar Allan Poe has sat down near a graveyard and contemplating his though, such are the vibes from this poetry. The beginning of the poems reminds me of Poe’s classic tale of the fall of house of Usher. Overall a classic dark masterpiece Brad. 🙂

  3. I adore everything about this. Very well done!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    it is hard to say goodbye; but this poem is one of the nicest ways I’ve seen to do so…

  5. An interesting poem here Brad. For some reason, it gave me flashes of Beauty and the Beast and that rose that he kept in a glass jar.

  6. This is one of your best Brad, and that is saying a lot…the meditation, contemplation, the acceptance and yet the question still persists…knowledge versus feeling…grief is most profound…lovely work and one of my favourite poems it is now.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Pure magic! So poignant!

  8. jupitergrant says:

    “My love in drops fall from my eyes”
    Such a beautiful, yet heartbreaking line! 😢

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