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Tarnished Love

The pathway to forever
where hopes
'n dreams were born
holding close the memory
they're vanished,

Promises 'n kisses
now smudge marks
on my soul
tarnished love
'n heartache...
scars that won't...
grow old

A ballet through my conscience
each footstep takes me back
to once upon a mem'rie
when love...
was strong,

Silhouettes 'n roses
soft music,
candles low
bodies clung together
in afterglow

Every little crevice
in the corners
of my mind
for the romance
of once upon a time

The man in moon
is frowning
stars no longer shine
salty tears play hopscotch
like bitter wine

I walk along the pathway
where both of us have been
longing for those moments
to be in love...

To days of wine and roses
when passion sang its song
whispers of sweet nothings
snuggled close...
'til dawn

Although sweet words
have silenced
all hopes
'n dreams have died
I've no regrets
for loving you
or bitter tears...
once cried

In the absence
of you...
I'm empty
yet part
of us remains
things went wrong
we drifted
both of us...
to blame

Each thought
of you embraces
still lingers
on my mind
in hateful cycle
of once upon a time


Broken Love Challenge
'In The Absence of You'
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By Rose Marie Streeter

© 2008 Rose Marie Streeter (All rights reserved)


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