Stained



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Memories of you cling to me like rain on a window

Muddied by the dust of days in a purity lost

Refracting my life into the colors of the rainbow

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You speak to me in whispers when all alone

An unwelcome spirit seeking solaced refuge

Finding its home within my lovesick bones

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Like a long, dull ache that will not subside

You are a constant reminder of where it hurts

The ugly scar that shows how hard we tried

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You linger like a wisp of acrid smoke now born

In the extinguishing of a once ferocious flame

That can sting tears to the eyes of the forlorn

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You reside like a bad tattoo from the best of days

A permanent mark sunk deep into the skin

Where time can turn bright colors into all grey

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A vow made to her who sits on queenly throne

As sacred words become the long crusade

And pulls the knight from the safety of home

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There is something that can never be let go

A stain that cannot be washed away

With some purpose that I do not know

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Comments
17 Responses to “Stained”
  1. yassy says:

    Your best ever .. sensational spectacular..

  2. beth says:

    wonderful, and the lesson is what was gained and remains when all else is gone

  3. Jim Borden says:

    not all pain and bruises are physical…

  4. Wonderful work and a great ending my friend!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Wonderful imagery with this one, Brad. I feel your pain.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This is such a touching poem about the remembrance of a love and the heartache one can feel. So beautifully written Brad. I still dream about my first love. He died about a week after we moved to NC. I felt like we never had closure and I did want to see him. It was not because I loved him any more for I love my husband completely. However your poem made me think of him. He was an important part of a very difficult time in my life (teenage years at home) sending my love and hugs from a beautiful day in NC

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Yes and your beautiful poem brought that to my mind. Thinking of you this holiday season. I hope you have some family around. Sending love, hugs and peace. God’s blessings to you my friend. 🎄🤗🥰Jonikins

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