My Sarah Marie

by Mark   Sep 19, 2017

A sycamore tree, stands broad and alone upon a hill
spring ochre leaves fall upon lush verdure.
In the vast, heavenly Swan Valley; here is center
for deep below lies Sarah Marie - the only love for me.

The setting sun colours the vapourous skies' to vermilion
a soft familiar hush; bristles the Maple wings
as I swoon knee deep within the moist foliage
I remember a much younger; Sarah Marie and me.

I see it now, albeit hazy with an angelic glow
Child-like dancing, hand in hand beneath this very tree.
Her snow white dress patched with rich winegrowing soil
voice now travelling with the winds; whimpering 'Sarah Marie'.

How I anguish in mourn over the natured place of her death
As 'twas here she fell, fell from this sycamore tree,
aiming to reach the skies as angels often do
only to be gone, gone my beautiful Sarah Marie.

A whirlwind of leaves encircles around me
the gracefully floating vortex; hypnotic in display
each leaf alike a memory drifting, rekindling memoirs of youth
directly above, above the mound of my Sarah Marie.

My chest grows heavy, monotonously pulsing a black tar
I reach to grasp an apparition of her rich auburn hair.
Trembling not from the gusts but from each limb yearning
recalling the touch, the softest touch, of my Sarah Marie.

Here I shall slumber, counting floating embers
falling into the haze of dream-works to a time;
when spring's of yore pollinated the daisies with hope
and there to be in lip and trance, with beautiful, beautiful Sarah Marie.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Meena Krish

    A deep and sad poem of a young love which still lives
    in your heart...and everything about this love haunts because
    of the deeply etched memories...

    The repetition of Sarah Marie makes this poem so life like
    its as if you are always calling out her name for everything you
    touch, see and experience it is her...beautifully sad..

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Beautiful. This is an amazing write I think one of your best and definitley warrants the nomination. Loved the visuals and the emotional journey. Well done. Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow! This is sadness expressed in the most captivating way. Such vocabulary, Mark.

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Mark - I just "stumbled" across this.. and im glad I did.
    Its a beautiful tribute to obviously someone close to you.

    Well done, im glad its nominated.

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney


    Kinda picked up on this one a little late as it is here.

    It's a beautiful poem and a fitting tribute to your friend.

    Dips ones head


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