Killing Sunrise

Killing Sunrise

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Killing Sunrise

 

 

bloody words

razor resourceful

she's abandoned

cut in the street

bleeding onto crows

which peck at the remains 

 

her love torn to shreds

barely covering the heart

she once wore proudly

until he knifed through her life

a stranger to her dreams

a conjuring

 

a forgetful face

staring into her tired eyes

and winking

as he removes the knife

from her memory

but still wakes with her every morning.

 

 

erin-cilberto

11/14/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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You said a handful in the poetry Jacob. Your words, hard and honest. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

4 Days Ago

You are welcome Jacob.
Wow, makes me think of a sad world in different forms. Very powerful intriguing write.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Alex,
j.
oh wow, all cutting, strong and to the point but unique as to your style. I can feel this one. Nice work j.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you so much for your kind words, Patricia.
j.
This poem is power packed with looming images. It flows for a smooth read. Without a heavy cadence ( which would have taken from its effect).

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, Cherrie...your words on this poem mean a lot to me...I try not to waste words...always be.. read more
The cruelties people endure for years are heartbreaking. Bloody words indeed.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, John, yes.
j.
Brutal, what a relationship. I feel the bruises and the bleeding here. Killing sunrise is a powerful title. What a way to greet each new day. Some wounds never heal. They are too hurtful.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your understanding review, sis Chris,
j.
Wait...were you spying on my last marriage? You just described it perfectly. This is such a heartbreaking, brutal description of something that should be a time of better deliverance. It's also a very stark and painful way of saying love is for the birds. I admire so much your ability to encapsulate so much emotion in a few lines.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, Zoe,
j.
Oh my God, what a heart breaking story! So incredibly sad but well written, 100.

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jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, light,
j.
light and ashes

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome.
Hi Jacob, this is such a powerful write. Your words are strong and raw with their emotion. Sometimes love can play its tricks on us and old loves stay within our minds. In our dreams, they lurk, ever ready to spring forward and open old scars. As always, your metaphorical write does paint such strong images within the mind. Another outstanding write, Jacob. Have a wonderful Friday....Mike.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Mike,
j.
shadrach hah

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome, Jacob. Have a wonderful Saturday....Mike.
Old wound and pain yet still fresh as the morning's ray... powerful, so very powerful! I felt as I was reading the first verses someone whom was just being dumped, betrayed, then as I continued I was amazed that it was about an old love stuck in the heart and memory, because YOU MADE IT SO REAL that the agony is NOW! brilliantly striking emotive one Mr. J!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your very kind words, lightsong,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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