Echoes in the Rain

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[Created this poetry from titles on my read shelf at Goodreads. Added a few transition words and some punctuation.]

Shattered,
Since you’ve been gone…
I realize love is a numbers game.
What was lost
In the romantic English garden?
Only the truth.
Broken glass,
Snow & ash,
My hungry heart:
All are burnt offerings
In the full dark,
No stars.

Bleeding ink
For the wrong man,
I write the book of longing.
The wreckage
Of crooked little lies
Leads me to dark places–
Misery turns to obsession.
It becomes irresistible
To beg… let’s begin again.
Worth the risk?
Whisper me this:
“I will never leave you.”

Until we kissed,
I didn’t know about letting go,
Or devotion,
That dark surrender,
Such bitter sweets,
Becoming a heart of fire–
A jewel, when love rises.
And when you disappeared,
The reflected echo
Of the things we don’t say
Faded to only the rain,
And then there were none.

~*~

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Image credit ~ Happy Color

Found poetry idea from Libre Paley

18 responses to “Echoes in the Rain

  1. How long will it take you to read all of those books?

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  2. The lines worked out well together. I wouldn’t have guessed they are book titles!

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  3. Excellent! (And also sad)

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  4. Very nice, Paula! πŸ™‚

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  5. It’s a a great idea for a a poem. Works well

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  6. Very cool, Paula! I recognize a few titles in thereπŸ˜‰ I am in awe of people like yourself, who can take specific words and blend them together into a work of art.

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  7. Very good putting all these together. It’s fun to do, too. πŸ™‚

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