Peel – for Prompt 80, Unforgiven

I peel you off
Snake shedding its skin
A little blood and pain
A pure recompense
And you are gone

The remnants shrivel
Curl and crackle
Like dying embers
In firelight at night
And you are gone

Fresh skin will rise
To cover scars I’ll hide
Rivulets of memory
The naked eye can’t see
And I am gone

The bitterness will fade
Photos in a journal
Hidden in the closet
But I never will forget
How I am gone

Unforgiven days
A lesser turn of head
You never took my hand
Affection leached away
And we are gone

A solemn pupil here
Learning of the dark
How pity is a pearl
Lost deep within its shell
And we were gone

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:

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8 Responses to Peel – for Prompt 80, Unforgiven

  1. Oh wow Helen this is genius!

  2. something so sad and deep is beautiful to read as well!! especially that last stanza!

  3. The Rebel says:

    Beautiful. Emmanuel Kant only thought about Sublime Beauty and Frightening Beauty. He did not think of Beauty that is sad. PB Shelley saw that he said

    The sweetest songs are those that sing of saddest thoughts

    You did not see the tear hidden in the kiss
    The heart knew what was, indeed, amiss
    The eyes searched along the endless sky
    No light to be seen there anywhere! I sigh

  4. thankfulgirl20 says:

    Wow! I love this!. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

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