Elegy to My Love

Elegy to My Love

 My love, I would have whisked you away on a valiant steed.

Trudge through a river with jagged rocks that scrape my flesh till they bleed.

Take you through thorns and vines that are thick as thieves.

Crawl with you on my back through dirt and snarled leaves.

My love, I would have kissed away all of your fears.

Made love to your depression to let you know I am still here.

Caress your anger until it dies and resurrects itself into sweet joy

Hug myself to your self-loathing, demanding that you stop acting like a stupid boy

Oh! My love! My love! I scream at you from where I stand.

Begging to know why I wasn’t there; why I could not have given you my hand.

My inner spirit crumbles to dust like you, something you will always be.

Why did you take your own life? Why did you take yourself away from me?


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7 Responses to “Elegy to My Love”

  1. Beautiful and sad (Sometimes beauty IS sad). You are quite the romantic, aren’t you?

    • I suppose I’m romancitc; I’m really not sure. I’m just trying to find a poetry style that works for me. Thank you, though for your comment.

  2. Poet of Midnight, search no further, I think the “poetry style that works” for you is what indeed pours out of your soul, your very own perceptions of life and?…

  3. Well done. A lovely narrative. Creative and imaginative! I find myself immersed in a different time and place. Keep writing!

    • Thanks vampireweather. I’m glad that you took time to comment.

  4. I like this poem. Only one complaint

    “My love, I would have whisked you away on a valiant steed.

    Trudge through a river with jagged rocks that scrape my flesh till they bleed.”

    You changed from past tense to present tense.

    • Interesting you should say that because I have noticed that to be a bad habit that I have developed. Thank you for pointing that out.

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