There comes a time

by Yakari Gabriel   Dec 23, 2011


There comes a time
when regret fills the mind,
when you start thinking about
all the words you let escape
the walls of your mouth,
and all those you wish
you had given the life sentence.

when love dies,
and those butterflies
turn into bacteria eating
whatever is left of you,
and all you feel is the
darkness that is resting beneath
your eyelids..

when all the right
you try to do turns into
a magician,
and transforms itself into
the wrong that tucks you in,
and kisses your forehead at night..

--

yet,
even for the darkest moments
there's a fancy coffin awaiting,
the only thing known to be permanent
are tattoos...perhaps,
for after a heart has melted into
its last beat,
they too rot away with all
the lust-kissed flesh..

so chin up,beautiful
for even after the green grass has died,

there comes a time when
the clouds have to give in to raindrops,
when they've done all they could
and still failed to keep them caged
in the narrow space between white and gray.

a time when
those enraged little raindrops,
will pour into every cell,every pore
every thought,

making the grass green again.

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  • 5 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    All I can say is I loved it fantastic wording and it's amazingly written :) 5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by Melpomene

    Yaki,

    I already told you how much I loved that poem and really I can't say much more than that. The words spoke to me in so many ways and you truly have a way with your words. You know, I know often you're consumed by your emotions but it's amazing what comes from them, this piece is just yet another example of how beautiful these emotions can be when you use them to your advantage.

    yet,
    even for the darkest moments
    there's a fancy coffin awaiting,
    the only thing known to be permanent
    are tattoos...perhaps,
    for after a heart has melted into
    its last beat,
    they too rot away with all
    the lust-kissed flesh..

    I usually only pick out certain phrases or lines of poems that I adore but this stanza, something about it I kept reading over and over again. I liked the idea of the tattoo's rotting away, it's true they're said to be permanent but once the body decomposes they too will fade, a nice metaphor here for heartbreak and the imprints people leave upon your skin.

    A beautiful poem as always, I loved the inspirational message at the end of the poem. Too many of us out there needed to heart it.

    -Mel.

  • 5 years ago

    by Ruby Red Memories

    I love this poem!!!!!!!

    You penned a really good piece here.

    Faultless and well worded

    5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by PoetryKnight

    Kudos to you for this poem, a 5/5 indeed, keep on writting, and I'll keep reading

  • 5 years ago

    by PoetryKnight

    Kudos to you for this poem, a 5/5 indeed, keep on writting, and I'll keep reading

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