My Roman Ruins

My Roman Ruins

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A broken heart poem

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My Roman Ruins
 
you are my rome,
all roads lead home to you
 
the ruins of my destruction
on the rounding patchy earthen grounds
strown with stiff marble columns
that have long ago cracked and crumbled
and into several broken pieces
by the hand of a violent man
 
signs of the holy catholic trinity
stand everywhere
yet there's no holy space 
where I find the comfort that I need
to rest my weary head
 
bleached bones and skulls
with sullen hollow spaces
hide in deep tunnels under the ground
continue to haunt me in my sleep
as the towering roman aquaducts
remind me of the mighty powers
that fell from grace years ago
 
the via appian way spreads
far and wide to many places
destroying forces that
blocked their armies way
on it's broken bricked path
I trod through my sunny days
and my dark loney nights
 
yet no matter how hard I fight
to move my sandled feet far away from you
my warped brain keeps
directing it's seizing waves to
cherished memories of your
youthful tanned roman face

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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wow; i love all the historic and religious references, very talented indeed - i love how you tied it all up into emotion of a lover's once youthful face
this is a marvelous reminder how the mind can take us to extraordinary journeys through our memories.


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Firstly - intellectual, obviously very comfortable with Roman history, if not in detail, in mindset.

Secondly, this is stunning. The metaphor gets more painful and beautiful every read, I love it.


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

bleached bones and skulls
with sullen hollow spaces
hide in deep tunnels under the ground
continue to haunt me in my sleep
as the towering roman aquaducts
remind me of the mighty powers
that fell from grace years ago

what an amazing display of faith and courage... I am floored by your creative expression and inspirational words.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow; i love all the historic and religious references, very talented indeed - i love how you tied it all up into emotion of a lover's once youthful face
this is a marvelous reminder how the mind can take us to extraordinary journeys through our memories.


Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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