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Sabotage

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:57 pm
by Saturn
Sabotage

You were your own hindrance,
Stuck the spoke in your wheels;
Derailed, and brought yourself
Your own undoing. I held the
Reins and tried to keep you
From the ditches you lay in
Your own distracted path.

You were the sole saboteur,
The evil genius of your own
Demise while, bewildered
I held my hands, protesting
Even as I held you in arms.
I looked on as you turned
Your head and pushed me
Away, and I walked far
When you told me to leave.

To claw back now, to return
You begged, in contrition like
A penitent. A flagellant could
Not have scarred your back as
You branded your heart - Mine
Was an open book, waiting to
Rewrite the third draft right
This time, but your haste and
Your thumbnails gouged out
My will and left us a wreck.
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Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:11 pm
by dks
Whoa...this is powerfully beautiful...I can identify.

Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:31 pm
by Saturn
Thank you Denise your own poems that you posted inspired me to take up the pen [or rather the keyboard these days] again.

Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:52 am
by BrokenLyre
You both write very interesting poems that make me think and feel in patterns that are uncommon for me. Thanks for saying what I sometimes think. Saturn's poem hits close to home for me these days.

Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:26 am
by marwood
Powerful stuff Saturn. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes.

Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:52 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:Thank you Denise your own poems that you posted inspired me to take up the pen [or rather the keyboard these days] again.

Excellent! I will post another so I can read yet another of yours. :-)

Re: Sabotage

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:28 pm
by steffen
Wonderful, Saturn.
"The heart breaks and breaks and lives by breaking. It is necessary to go through dark and deeper dark and not to turn." (Stanley Kunitz)