Orange

by Mahal Ko Kuya Ko   Nov 3, 2016


Your brilliance used to stain
this broken town with orange,
you were a sunset
drifting across trances
and flowing stars...

Bluebirds, fireflies...

they've gone away.

Crows, swallows...

they've flown away.

All that's left in me
is false hopes
and foolish dreams.

And I'll once again remember
those memories,
the time you asked me
about moonlit dreams
and butterfly kisses...

You are as ephemeral as fireworks --
exploding, shining, and never coming back.

I recall,
It was one of those forlorn nights,
maybe a year or two ago --
no, a hundred of dandelions ago --
you said:
"Wasn't the sunset ornately sad?"
I disagreed.

I didn't notice it at that time,
but it was.

Maybe I'll miss another sunset today
for the sight of them
just fumbles the rips of my bones.

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  • 5 years ago

    by yogi73

    Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Congratulations on the Win!! Sorry am late with my comments and as always your writes has that punch and flavor to grasp readers...keep penning~

  • 5 years ago

    by Em

    Mesmerising

    Edit: Congrats on the win

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    This is just lovely! So much yearning in every line.

  • 5 years ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Hi Dash,

    No doubt you're an excellent writer, on how you put in words all your feelings.

    Your brilliance used to stain
    this broken town with orange,
    you were a sunset
    drifting across trances
    and flowing stars...

    Astonishing imaginary...

    GBU
    Ate Gel