Raspberries

Raspberries

A Poem by Dahlia Phoenix

I stare blankly at the floor
Feeling my heart wrench with brutal agony
Hot tears
burning through and down my cheeks
As I scream all my regrets to the darkness alone

I remember the first time I met you
Dark, brown long hair
Deep, beautiful brown eyes
Your skin was like the color peach
You stared at me with those kind eyes

Standing there with a glow like none other


In my darkest moments, you were there to console me
But I only pushed you away, trying to seek pleasure from a vixen
That never cared for me
I never saw your tears flow and I regret the pain I caused you

That pain that made your scent fade away in the winter solstice



Months passed

Time didn't matter

I never noticed you
You were only considered a "friend" to me

Nothing more

I never knew you would mean something more

I never knew these feelings would change



My dark memories returned but you never ran from me
You never asked much from me

Your warm smile made my heart jump

Feeling your fingers trace down my arms


Instead, you wrapped your arms around me
Giving me such warmth
Smelling that fragrance of raspberries upon your flesh

Gazing down at your brown orbs

So delicate and nervous


Slowly hovering down out of instinct, I kissed you

Trying to hide my emotions but I never knew how much I would hurt you
The smell drove me mad, it was unlike none other

I desperately needed you at my side

A graceful dance of amore

Kissing under the fallen snow around us

I returned home to see the vixen waiting
And as weak as I was, I gave in

Not thinking of the consequences

You returned to my place to drop off something but caught us
In the act of lovemaking

A cold emptiness to share one's being to another

Not relishing that purpose to live


I couldn't take the vivid image of you running away
But when I tried talking to you the next day, there was no you
You had left never to come back

A white envelope was given to me by your sister

I read through your words and each sentence slowly cut through my chest

Venom dissolving my core to find out these things I was so foolish to see

I dropped to my knees and fresh memories flashed through my mind

Your smile...

Your peach skin glowing in the sunlight...

Your love for the snow...

Those cute dimples that appeared...

Soft brown eyes that always had a glow to them...

That erotic smell of raspberries that never made me want to let go...

Pink lips obligingly opening to me with all that affection in your innocent heart...



And then I knew at that moment the fool I was
All this time you were in front of me

All this time you cared for my well being

All this time you had loved me with that burning ache

Always trying to act strong to never make me worry

Sadly, I had realized my love for you too late


Now I'm alone in this room
Staring at the white snow
The dark of night
Still remembering the fragrance of raspberries
From your lips, hair and skin
You made me feel loved for once
Now I'm all alone
Never to envelop you in my arms where you truly belong

Never to cherish your body close to mine and share what I have

Never to smell that delicate fragrance of raspberries again





© 2011 Dahlia Phoenix



Author's Note

Dahlia Phoenix
Hello to all! I've been pretty preoccupied these couple of weeks so I'm really sorry for this. I will get back to everyone as soon as I can but for now enjoy this. :)


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Aw, Maria!!! I finally received a read request from you! Haha! XD
I missed reading your poems! ^^
You still have it! The skills though you've been out for many, many, many days! XD
This poem is just sad but you've written it with your heart...
Excellent work as usual...
You never cease to amaze us, your readers... :)))

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Artistic agony presenting in a very beautiful way. Well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


The imagery and the lament! outstanding reminds me a bit of my work. It hooks and never lets go. though i dont like trivium i do like your piece very much. keep it up

Posted 5 Years Ago


Always a pleasure to read when a writer can take the reader on an epic journey.. filling our thoughts with sadness, and longing.. and yet do it with such grace that we feel the same things she feels.. great piece.. loved this, even though it was filled with such sadness.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Such a lament! On an epic score love! This is so delicately written! I was feeling a number of emotions reading this, the flow carried it perfectly and sailed me to smiles and sorrow, such balance and then remorse! Amazing love! xoxo

Posted 6 Years Ago


wow that was beautiful realy sad but lovely all the same

Posted 6 Years Ago


That was so beautiful, very sad and lovely at the same time, and I mean lovely as in the happy moments of this poem. Snow makes such a somber setting, but it is also pretty. The story that you tell is heart wrenching. It's so hard to be tempted and it's all too easy to give into temptation, but it's even harder to realize later when we've lost something in that weak moment.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Aw, Maria!!! I finally received a read request from you! Haha! XD
I missed reading your poems! ^^
You still have it! The skills though you've been out for many, many, many days! XD
This poem is just sad but you've written it with your heart...
Excellent work as usual...
You never cease to amaze us, your readers... :)))

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was a beautiful story-in-a-poem. The central image of the raspberrries was so special, with their taste and fragrance a sensual reminder of the person whose love was lost. Actualy, I thought 'fornication' was right, as the act did not have those 'spiritual/emotional' feelings, it was copulation for relief with a vixed who never cared. Lost possibilities always play on the mind and regrets bring pain - and here the hurt of it all is expressed with such feeling..

Posted 6 Years Ago


sad but so beautiful and i like the vid

Posted 6 Years Ago


Aaaw. This is really sad. Sometimes, we are just too blinded that we don't see who truly cares and who we truly care for. :| But this is an awesome write. I liked it. Great job.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Dahlia Phoenix

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