Requiem for Love (sonnet)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is one of the new sonnets in my latest collection of poems, Echoes of Dawn at Dusk: Collected Poems (Volume 2).

Created: March 24,2021

Requiem for Love

Love does not die of just a single blow,
Its life flows out quite slowly over years,
One drop follows another as love flows,
From thousands of non-fatal cuts and tears.

A thousand little stings from tongue or eye,
A thousand unkind words from me and you,
A thousand "I told you so’s" piled on high,
A thousand battles lost, refought anew.

Each wound a scab that grows harder with time,
Covering festering hurts that won't heal,
An unwise word morphs to betrayal sublime,
Suppurating reminders all too real.

Simple kindness is lost from lack of use,
And what remains just a facade in truth.

Submitted: March 15, 2021

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Requiem for Love (sonnet)

This book contains more than 100 new poems written over the past several years. Poems include free verse, blank verse, sonnets, rhyme, haikus and linked haikus on a wide range of subjects. It is available in eBook and paperback editions.

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