Falling At Your Feet – for Prompt 52 – Soul Scarring Regret

You were to me the epitome
Of loss of innocence
You’d hand out blame and use my name
For games at my expense
I deep regret and won’t forget
When I first saw your face
So drenched in sin where to begin
Paper thin for wrapping grace

Before your years I thought of tears
As just a passing phase
I’m gutted, drawn and left forlorn
Forsworn inΒ dark malaise
They say true death has viper’s breath
And kisses far too sweet
Your devil’s cleft, my soul is left
Bereft, falling at your feet

My blood you’ve spilled and heart you’ve killed
Still I’m falling at your feet.

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

 

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:Β  http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/prompt-52-soul-scarring-regret-2/

 

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 Falling At Your Feet – for Prompt 52 – Soul Scarring Regret

  1. Excruciatingly painful situation. Absolutely outstanding writing. This might sound morbid but the flow and meter makes this very pleasurable to read to I keep reading it especially the second stanza. Vivid and WOW!

  2. Very well written Helen excellent imagery, you explored the prompt very well.

  3. I agree with Yves, in that it is easy to read although such a painful story.

  4. That image really fits. πŸ™‚

  5. Bastet says:

    So painful, one feels the pain and the sensation of being trapped, both because of your imagery and of course the illustration. Great take on the prompt.

  6. Skye says:

    I want to say something….anything….but I just have tears in my eyes. Sis, you amaze me, and this touched me deeply.

  7. This poem really hit home for me. How beautiful but painful. Thank you for sharing such an intimate poem.

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