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Sticks and Stones

A message written in the sand,
washed away by the tide,
engraved in my soul,
tattooed onto my skin
burnt deep into my heart.

Fragments drifting
on a sea of memories
bobbing up and down,
sometimes make me smile,
sometimes make me cry.

The things we said,
the things we felt,
the things we knew,
the things we meant
washed away by a single tear.

Life takes you by the hand
and leads you down
another road entirely,
you feel safe and sound,
until you pass by memory lane.

The ghosts rear their ugly heads
the message clear
in bold, 3-foot capitals
scribed in acid flame
upon the face of now.

Give me sticks and stones any day.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Sticks and Stones

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem. Feeling a little blue tonight.


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