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.


© 2011

Cheryl D. Faison

Le Sublime Poétesse


~ by Le Sublime Poétesse on September 4, 2011.

One Response to “Bitter Beauty”

  1. A love locked away without a minder, languishes away in silent anger. Wow, you are a true poet, and i’m already glad i know you.

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