Broken

Lucifer expulsado del Paraíso. Parque del Reti...

Lucifer expulsado del Paraíso. Parque del Retiro. Madrid. (Photo credit: losmininos)

I wish that I
could have mended
your broken wings
even as you fell

I see deep sadness
etched on your face
your downturned mouth
betrays you well

You chose darkness
as a familiar friend
given the horror
of your youth

And threw your rage
in my direction
so I’d be abandonment’s
proof

As lucifer falling
you plummet too
as though you seek
an early grave

And in your wake
a terrible reckoning
with no-one left
behind to save

And yet I wish
for just one moment
I could have soothed
the beast within

But I see
to be at peace now
your only choice
was pain and sin

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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15 Responses to Broken

  1. tjtherien says:

    I really liked this one Helen

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    I found pain and sin a bit expensive. Nowadays I prefer vodka with coke instead.

  3. raeme67 says:

    We can never take away another persons pain nor talk them out of bad mistakes…we all learn by the practical method-Experience.

  4. hauntingly dark sis… but beautifully written as always xxxxx

  5. lynnkennison says:

    Dark, but not depressing, because it was so beautifully written.

  6. Wow Helen gorgeous work, tremendous depth

  7. Kira says:

    I had this sentiment with for a dear friend of mine who lost their way. This was hauntingly poignant, Helen.

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