Black Sun Rising

by Baby Rainbow   Feb 7, 2013

The light slowly fades
as the sun disappears behind the hill,
and I am the only one left
kneeling beside your grave.

I look at the city buildings
which make beautiful silhouettes
across the orange canvas,
which yesterday seemed blue.

My shivering body curls up,
tightly hugging the polished rock
that is newly engraved
with the name of my one true love.

Arranging the freshly picked flowers
given to you by hearts of others,
I make a pillow of silk petals
to lay my head down next to you.

Drops of loneliness escape my eyes
as the dirt beneath me absorbs their pain
and carries it to where you sleep
so you can comfort me.

I fall asleep in the warmth of your memories
as I witness with you the sunset for the last time.

For in the morning when I awake,
I know my eyes will painfully open
to see the black sun rising.




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  • 4 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Wow - absolutely, genuinely brilliant writing. This really does ooze class. As sad as it is, it can't help but be beautiful. Too many great lines to choose but "I know my eyes will painfully open to see the black sun rising" really is superb. To never see happiness in things again - not even the sun, which is now black to you. One of the best poems I've read on this site.

    • 2 years ago

      by mossgirl19

      I completely agree with Ben. The feels of this poem...haunting and bittersweet...something I won't easily forget. Superb write.

  • 5 years ago

    by alka mendiratta

    Well deserved for a win .CONGRATS.
    So very inspired by the flow and feelings,felt like being with you in your pain.

  • 6 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is a very sad and so lovely written and you have turned all your emotions in a beautiful poem. I love it

  • 6 years ago

    by PorcelainMoon

    An Irreplaceable write, beautiful in darkness and wrought with the purest despair. I like the centralized idea the ends up uniting the poem "the black sun" incorporating this validates the rest of the write into one beautiful package.

  • 6 years ago

    by Midnight Sky

    Long but you told a good story that is the important thing

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