By your own hand

By your own hand

A Poem by Mark D

Love’s wildest son

Stepping in time with torment

A love of the hunt

Leads to love of the death


So you trod on the flower

That they saw through the window

So many times as children

Without a song to bring out the sun


In crashing down with the rain

You took the water in your mouth

And tasted the earth

Spluttered the salt and gravel


It was more than just a sign

That your gates were closing

I saw the key turning

Locked by your own hand


Blind love left your kiss

And true friend left your hand

Their forgiving side is dead

From thinking of your falling


The soft echo that you heard all over

“Life is no more permanent

Than the love that left you”

The parting guest in the final hour


Do you play that harp alone now

Willing the sleeping night to answer?

Can you still wrestle a note from it

Before hushing the sounds of morning?


And would you ever dare to tell

A later love about these times?

Or dare to find the true relation

Between time and peace?


Knowing that time may slow the tears

But tears have means to slow the time

© 2012 Mark D

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A lovely write Mark...SyberRose

Posted 10 Years Ago

A toching write on loss of love and a beloved who has chosen to depart.

I wholeheartedly agree with the following lines -
"time may slow the tears
But tears have means to slow the time" - Tears do have that power and more.

Thanks you!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I truly enjoyed it. Lovely job, Mark! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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This sounds like a narration to the two parties involved, as if the writer stepped out of him /herself and is talking to both parties, I love how this reads, and brings Roberta Flacks "Killing me softly" to mind, this is poetry, when you read it - and a world starts singing, you know you've arrived.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is...incredible! One of my favorite writes on here. This is so profound, your words, the imagery...are full of such poetic beauty through out this poem, it's truly amazing! there are so many lines to chose from, but i agree, the last stanza i thoroughly
love the most. definitely adding this to my favorites. thanks for sharing the beauty of your words!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Great job, really like the last two line stanza that breaks up the form at the end and adds a lot of drama. good one.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I don't usually comment on poems that already have several dozen reviews since there's a very good chance someone that has commented shares my sentiments, but I'll go ahead this time around anyways.

This is captivating and I truly enjoyed it. Lovely job, Mark.

Posted 10 Years Ago

love it.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Last Updated on September 6, 2012


Mark D
Mark D

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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