Beauty to Ash

Beauty to Ash

A Poem by Matt "Mickey" Denney
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Inspired by personal experience

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What was once before
So beautiful
Silhouetted against the sky
Your beauty

Hair blows in the wind
Can this day never end
You are my precious
Rapture, bliss within

What has happened
I cannot know
You lay before me
Skin perfect-dark and lips so red...

You sleep, my child
Please, only a little while
Where do you go
Oh, return to me

Before me you turn to ash
What once was is no more
For this I never asked
And I miss you so...

Return to me, my darling

© 2012 Matt "Mickey" Denney


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Its beautiful;makes me cry a bit.

Posted 7 Years Ago


looking at her hand so alive, warm , inviting, colors yes, but frozen the rest," What once was is no more" this poem sparks , the tumbling to hold to my losses,close to the treasure in my chest.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Such a good piece of pure Romance, you felt for the lady. I bow for you

E.L.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Again, I really liked it! I really like your style and your phrasing!

You've gained a(nother) fan! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


so sweet.
the last line is so pretty.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Almost like a song , poignant love once beautiful a shadow of itself. Beautiful.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The imagery you put in my head was good! I can think of two ways of interpretating this: either a loved one literally did die or your love for each other has died.

Either way its very good!

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is very emotional and the beauty to ash imagery was stunning. Excellent work.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


Such an emotional read, i really enjoyed this. I can feel the hurt in this.
Simply amazing write.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A powerful twist of phrase filled with the ache of letting go.. So much pain flows through your words.. line by line as the beauty gives way to the shadow left behind. Emotionally stunning.

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Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Matt "Mickey" Denney
Matt "Mickey" Denney

Lincoln, NE



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My name is Matt and I'm originally from The Ozarks of SW Missouri and miss it terribly. I have lived in 13 States and overseas and am bilingual. I studied Computer Science and Religion in school. I lo.. more..

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