Bitter Beauty

Beauty made bitter by betrayal

Cannot be rehabilitated

The purity that was within

A love so endless

Is not even a memory any more

Only a scar that makes a random ache

The heart chastised, disciplined to stand still

Not giving way to emotion

A love locked away in a vault

Without a minder

Languishes away in a silent anger

Smoldering with a hurt so painful

Press it away like a primrose in your diary

Imagine only its forgotten fragrance

Which eludes you

A tattered photograph in a broken frame

A lovely face with a forgotten name

Beauty no more, no less only

A coldness in a battle of regret.

 

 

Cheryl D Faison

©2011

 

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~ by Le Sublime Poétesse on July 29, 2011.

4 Responses to “Bitter Beauty”

  1. Favorite line: “A tattered photograph in a broken frame”
    What a way with words you have! Great piece 🙂

  2. I really love how you captured how something so beautiful as love can suffer and turn bitter. …”A love locked away in a vault” – a memory of how beautiful it once was…until betrayal showed it’s ugly head. I’m really feeling this one and can say I’ve been there before. Nice write, sis 🙂

  3. very beautiful, you have yourself a new fan

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