Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Her Lover's Dead"

TWO LOVERS.  A man and a woman.

He loves her but it's not enough, he is too sad.

He takes a gun and shoots himself as she lies sleeping.

Leaves her to deal with feelings of guilt and emptiness.

She is crushed - is it my fault?  What made him so sad?

Wasn't I enough for him?  

                       

"Gonna put my tender

heart in a blender..."

Now she's broken,

he can't mend her.

Comes too soon

and gone too fast ...

sounds like tomorrow

cannot last.

Look to shadows

in the corner,

what's that shape?

another mourner.

At the grave

a plea to save

what's come undone

with one small gun.

He took a chance

and took a shot

and now she's lost

what he forgot.

Her love, his life,

his hand did take

is it her fault?

was she awake?

Why such a sadness

in his heart?

And now she cries

she's torn apart.

Comes the grief

in disbelief

that he would leave

with no reprieve

for her.....

by Cathy S. Rapicano 3/27/08

 

16 comments:

treesrgreen78 said...

I found this poem very thought provoking, it opens up a lot of different things to me, not sure if you are talking of a relationship, a friendship or a man and a woman.  

luddie343 said...

It's about a man and woman, he shoots himself while she's sleeping, leaves her to deal with feelings of guilt.  Something different.  Thanks ((#))

wwfbison said...

What a sad poem.  You are quite a talented poet.  I enjoyed this, thanks for sharing it with us.
Lisa

attitudeslc said...

What can I say Cathy, you've done it again!  I hope it is just a wonderful beautiful tragic poem that came to mind, and not inspired by any personal circumstance.  Hugs

~Rosemary

luddie343 said...

Nope Rosemary, honest it just wrote itself as I tapped it out.  Except for the first line (in quotes) that's from a song.  Don't know where this came from but not from a personal thing thank God.  Strange feelings though...

princesssaurora said...

Ooh what a great poem... loved the meter... it flowed so fast... dramatic!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

rockoned7 said...

Powerful stuff Ms  R.

Like Rosemary I wouldn't like to think it was as a result of personal circumstances.

Thank God the bloke shot himself as I though my goose was well and trully cooked and you were popping me or yourself off!

You should become a RAP star with that verse! Surprising as usual Ms R Love ED

krmprm said...

WOW!   Loved it!  The ability to evoke feelings like that in so few words.....that is poetry.   Keep on writing.  Pat

ksquester said...

Quite captivating!  Anne

valphish said...

Wow, sad.  xox

preciousone25 said...

WOW!!!!  SO SAD!!!  Hey thanks for the web link you sent me... I love it!!!  Sparklepeople.com

Thanks,
Joann

pamal3 said...

Beautiful and so heart rendering. Love Pam xx

gazker said...

Wow....... wow, wow wow.. Love it.
Gaz xx

ally123130585918 said...

That is so sad :o( ~ Ally x

ma24179 said...

Reminds me of that song "whiskey lullaby" ..-Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

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