The words I know so well

The words I know so well

A Poem by Mark D

My tears ran cold
As monsters crawled up my leg
And tongued upon my knee
I started to fumble
Over the words I know so well

I embark upon the last long walk
And unfold my white flag
My coffin will have beautiful wood
To make them wonder who’s beauty lies within

My flag will be presented to my son before I go
But what will I say
To cool his aching heart?
And allow him at will
To bring me back to life?

Remember these words
In a life rich in mistakes
They are all I have learned
“You are as you decide to be”

© 2012 Mark D

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Lovely indeed, especially that last stanza. That somber tone of death is so well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Sugar, it was beautiful and I can feel so many emotions hitting home.

Posted 10 Years Ago

There is a recurrent theme in the work I've read of yours today - of pulling away. Of death, and of hard lessons learned. "you are as you decide to be" - a profound statement

Posted 11 Years Ago

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very good

Posted 11 Years Ago

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very nice especially love the last four sentences they hit home

Posted 11 Years Ago

nicely written

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh geez Mark... beauty lies deep within, indeed.
Such a powerful piece, somewhat moving. As usual you put casual words together and turn them into art like an entrancing mosaic of emotions. Personally, this is one of my favourite poems by you.

Posted 11 Years Ago

...the universality is there
..very true to all

Posted 11 Years Ago

A poem to enjoy, like the alliteration of the title and the solid, compact verse forms as well as the well thought through last verse, good write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on February 24, 2012
Last Updated on September 6, 2012


Mark D
Mark D

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I am a 30 year old from Edinburgh in Scotland more..


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