Thursday, August 15, 2013

Forgetting Love

love said to forget
    how could I forget him
his heart stitched to mine
    and when he died so did I

love wished me to forget
     I refused to...
still holding onto him
     willing him to breathe

he never did...   so I dreamed
and without me noticing
                        I, too, danced a waltz with Death
while Death breathed in my life
     And I was...
dancing slowly
       breathing softly
exhaling calmly  
        screaming quietly
the years passed
    I tried and tried
but I couldn't hold onto Forever
  I had to forget

I had to forget love 
kill Death
and invite Life again

© August 2013 Ellie Kings
Digital Art: Kiss of Death & Dancing with Death
by Michelle Monique


Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow. Very powerful.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very deep and moving. Very well done!