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3 years ago

In the clouds amidst the mist,

I see you standing in my dreams,

Where you left me.

The nostalgia hits me hard,

Since it is a reminiscence of you.

Here, I lay with an abandoned soul

Torn apart, shattered down & left filthy.

The days past now with the shallowest of joy

And deepest of sorrow;

My heart beats with eager

Hoping to start it all over again,

For the tale of two, whose

Chivalry turned out worser than rivalry.

Though the heart knows it would be in vain.

Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you so much for submitting this very intense, heartfelt poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month, for June.  You have truly put your heart into it.  Thank you for sharing, Susan

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