the girl with the long golden curls

where did she go
the girl with the long golden curls
laughing at life
dancing with love
every heart beat
filled with glory
thinking life
would never change
white roses and red wine
love in the afternoon
sweet scent of her then lover
stolen kisses in secret places
filled with hope and joy

her view of life
one day changed drastically
the white roses
turned ashen
wilting as each day passed
the red wine turned to vinegar
she turned her head
to stolen kisses
and turned a blind eye
at life
her heart beat slowed down
her soul turned to dust
a little at a time
each disappointment
each betrayal
each rejection
turned the girl
with the golden curls
to a cynical woman
counting the days
the hours and minutes
finding fault
and despising life
wishing her days away
until she took in her last sip
of life
drew her last breath
and cursed her sorrow
falling into the welcoming
hands of death

the girl with the long golden curls

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  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 2 years ago

    My oh my.. how profound is this writing, Sally. I can understand this, for a part of it is me. Broken promises and dreams, having given up on so many things, but still remembering the magic. That romantic will always live within my soul, no matter how old I am.

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 2 years ago

    really like this type of poetry….the side of poetry that most turn away from…reality is seldom a boquet of roses….awesome…

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    beautifully written sally, its always nice to read your work, and see the way you think
    this one was deep and i liked it a lot

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 2 years ago


  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

    Exquisite poetry sweetheART it’s a 5***** fave ;~} Valz

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 2 years ago

    fabulous dear sally! sending big xox’s

  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenover 2 years ago

    So sad…

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 2 years ago

  • charanjitsingh chandhok
    charanjitsingh...over 2 years ago

    Touching !

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