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 Memories of Sprinkled Rice

Would lusterless eyes tell a story of the tears?
Lying damp inside the walls of her soul
The world couldn't see the desolate years
But the lines on her face had written of life's toll

She sat on the bench inside the tangled light
The winds blew against the haze in her mind
Pushing her metal world into the edge of night
A lost silhouette in a world so blind

Garments of lonely, she wore like a queen
The long ago memories; they walked in the sand
Lips could only mumble of the smiles once seen
A young shadowed couple walking hand in hand

Her feet shod with sandals on this frigid day
His image she wore wrapped around her tight
Standing to her feet throwing the sandals away
Walking ahead, she saw the end of her fight

The waters were cold; frosted trees, glittering ice
Ships out past the rocks where he'd waved goodbye
The water swirled with memories of sprinkled rice
Closing lusterless eyes; no more silent cries

Éloigné de arrosered gâteau  

February 18, 2010


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