Lady in black (Quatrain)

by Michael   Aug 16, 2017


Eyes peer with guilt; beneath a tulle-net veil
her peevishness; steeped in silken black
Inheritance pours; filling an insatiable grail
She stands arms folded; her eyes rolled back

I caught a glint; in her gloss-lipped smile
as he was lowered; unto a reapers trench
she sighs; a relief from lungs of denial
her mouth watering; with a thirsty quench.

No tears were shed; from her ashen-shame face;
watching us weep; when we scattered the dust
upon his heart; laid in a cold walnut-case.
but at least he’s free; from her narcissistic lust!

His death gives repose; as her life is born
we walked away; in a grief-stricken wave
not a penny; or pound she’ll spend in mourn!
karma; echoes cries of her; to an early grave

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  • 1 month ago

    by Meena Krish

    I like this form and I liked the topic you have chosen to
    write for this form. The story unfolds step by step and the rhymes
    flow with ease taking us along on the ride...excellent!

  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    L-o-v-e love love this !!!

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Em for lovely words :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    You got this!!! This is one of my favorite forms, this is beautiful...dark...and just wow!

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Andrea :)

  • 2 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    nominated.. the end. well done

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss nams along with your nomination :)

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    What a captivating dark piece. It was wonderfully worded all the way. Very atmospheric. Great work here, Michael.

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss M :)

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