The Silent Sword

(April 2,1997)

Black Rose

She's lost in the darkness,
Fading away.
I'm still around here,
Calling her name.

I'm falling down,
Like blinding, heavy snow.
Slowly buried,
The dripping,
Black Rose.

Voices of temptation,
The whispering deep inside.
Receding, drowning, dying.
My soul is left behind.

So many phases,
The vast empty space.
So many elements,
Yet only one face.

Above the night sky,
The lamenting moon glows.
Fading below the horizon,
Is the dripping,
Black Rose.

Submitted: Sunday, October 07, 2012
Edited: Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Most would see the black rose as a symbol of death or suffering. This is a manifold symbol. What it means is up to you.

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  • Adeline Foster (8/11/2013 1:43:00 PM)

    This title took me back about sixty years to a show of this name which like this was unforgettable. You must read - Love's Diamond -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree (10/26/2012 3:52:00 PM)

    Wow, really amazing, dark and surreal! ! ! I just love this poem! You are an awesome writer with so much talent! Keep it up! (Report) Reply

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