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blacken lips from rotten fruit

She spoke hard truths, unrelenting
like a razor to bare turned wrists
they cut me to the quick, deeply
letting poison oozed from the wound

It colored the deepest ebony
like hatred swelling from a darken heart
there from the shadows of humanity
of all of the world to see.

the blacken blood rose
pumping through narrowing veins
constricting my mind in a cloud
choking out the sweetest of thoughts

Her words never seemed more clearer
tho’ they strangled on my heart
held tight within her pressing hand
told me that she never cared, not once

From my eyes tears did flow
blacker then the ink in the well
streaming down swollen face
until the bitterness filled my mouth

None shall see my tears
under naked hand they hide
but even the vilest of hearts
can’t ignore the black stains that cover

None shall hear my cries
under stitched lips they remain voiceless
but she never gave enough love
to turn my heart a beating red

So spoiled the fruit of love
never once picked from the tree
never once tasted the juice of tenderness
until the tree brought forth a rotten harvest.

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  • kimangeline
    kimangelineabout 4 years ago

    ooohhh how very dark and brutal in its every word…
    well written G

  • Thanks Kim.. been trying to keep everyone off guard with diversity..

    – G .

  • funwrite
    funwriteabout 4 years ago

    Hugs??? Sounds like you need them so I’m sending them.

  • Well I always enjoy a little affection.. but this is not about me, but rather just a dark thought that passed my fancy.

    – G .

  • Falar2me
    Falar2meabout 4 years ago

    I loved this my heart is beating through my chest !

  • Thanks Faye, glad you liked it..

    – G .

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    Darkness here is overwhelmingly powerful…your imagery cuts to the depths of my heart, such intense pain and torment you express G….a wonderfully emotive write…I hope this is not written as a here and now reflection of your soul…..hugs to you my dear friend .
    Thinking of you G. xxxx

  • Thanks my love.. you know I just love to express a dark side at times..

    – G .

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 4 years ago

    There is a connection here that I’m not sure is one to rejoice over or one to cause concern. I am this imagery more often than not. I usually find myself lost behind such words. Very emotive write, my friend. xox

  • Well Jen we all have dark thoughts and feelings at times.
    To be able to express them can be therapeutic… I write from the heart about the things I have felt, tasted, of witnessed at one time or another.

    – G .

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 4 years ago

    The title pulled me in and then the words of painful love history continued to pull me along…. there was a real navigation of emotions here…
    Ouchy and kicks to an exposed heart…
    Sigh… love can be shit sometimes… x

  • Karen, your work is amazing to me, so when you comment on one of my writes I almost always feel completely delighted because your work is so good.

    – G .

    ROUBLE RUSTabout 4 years ago

  • WOW, thank you Rouble.. I appreciate your support!
    Thank you so much for this great honor!!

    – G .

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010about 4 years ago

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