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A Poem by Nipplegrinder

Ashes always tell a tale
tell a truth
That which has burned
never may lie
to the fire
certainly never cry again
That which burns
is insistent upon
revealing the moments
of its last plea

Look upon the ashes
before gales
Before rain falls
Ashes tell the truth
the fire

© 2017 Nipplegrinder

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Ashes of things loss. Can tell stories. I liked this poem. Left something for the reader to think about. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 5 Months Ago

I absolutely love this! Its depth, its truth, the imagery and great metaphorical context! As always the way you place and choose words and phrases with great detail and scrutiny is just so masterful, I'm in awe of your art!! This piece is beautifully moving and so true.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Alexa Apothic Red

5 Months Ago

Just getting around to reading all of you, 1 piece at a time. Haven't found anything I didn't like, .. read more

5 Months Ago

Thank you, darling girl. I'm so flattered, but proud. You write so wonderfully well. I think it's mu.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

5 Months Ago

That much can be agreed upon! Great minds think alike just like dirty minds think alike, right?
I agree with the first reviewer. The ashes seem relatable to past choose your words wisely in this poem.well done

Posted 7 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


7 Months Ago

Thank you, sir. I'm glad my words could convey the same feeling for more than one person.
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Very well written. For me I saw the ashes as memories, a reminder of my past, the fire. As you said "before the gales scatter", for me that meant, before it's too late. I really enjoyed your poem.

Posted 7 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


7 Months Ago

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this. Your review is spot on, as well.
Thank you.
a nice rhythm and image - I like

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Thanks! I'm pleased you do.

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Added on December 20, 2017
Last Updated on December 20, 2017



St. Louis , MO

50 year old Gentleman. I write a lot about love. And I write about BDSM. I love to write erotic poems. But, I like to think I do it in a tasteful way. I like to read and review the works of the many.. more..


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