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Death of a Perfect Day

She smiles at me through crimson skies
with passion burning in her weary eyes.

This day has a perfect aura
A perfect sun, today to savour.

Each dying second gives a moment pause
Its almost time, she will not last.

This day will make a sure descend
and be replaced by a mistress's shadow soon.

Say your good-byes and wave to her now
A sudden end, no more time will allow.

The death of the day breathes life for another
Tommorow be blessed to see one other.

Another just as kind as she
still I fear it will not be
as the perfect one I knew

The sun may yet rise again
- Its the death of a perfect day.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Edited: Sunday, July 29, 2012

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  • Far Lapenna (12/5/2013 3:56:00 PM)

    Your use of language in this poem stands out compared to the many other poets I have come across - a truly delightful read.

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  • Melody Kuku (7/12/2012 7:23:00 PM)

    I love the way you made use of personification. I think this is lovely Godfrey.

  • Pius Balat Adams (7/11/2012 12:00:00 PM)

    Wow! A good one. An interesting piece

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