Pretty Words

by Hannah Lizette   Sep 24, 2018

I've splattered scraps of metaphors
and strings of heartache
onto a malnourished journals ledge,
strumming thoughts of you
through the spiral of my spine.

A muse is nothing more
than an excuse to scribble lies
upon the lines of expired paper -

read between the I's and you's
and you'll see that ruby ink scars
before it fades.

My pen is engraved
with your last name,
a contract that cluttered
the punctuation of time...
left to confess that love
is just a pretty word for suicide.

*My first poem after a long hiatus from writing. Please be brutally honest in your critiques! Thank you!

© Hannah H. 2018


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  • 5 years ago

    by Missy Panda MayheM

    In love with this piece!!!!

  • 5 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    When the heart truly feels burdened and aches so bad, the words fall and flow like a sweet falling rain shower. I truly love this piece by Hannah. Welcome back to the world of poetry, this poem is filled with dazzling metaphors and deep emotions. Just beautiful!

  • 5 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Hi Hannah, This piece is inspired. You shouldn't have any worries about having a break. You are clearly very talented. A superb poem with powerful messages. Best wishes Milly x

  • 5 years ago

    by Ya----Na

    This poem is not malnourished. This is the right and proper nutrition for the heart and soul of other poets. I am pretty sure judges have got their first front page win. Please Don't make this one your last. Keep on penning Hannah

  • 5 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Hi Hannah :-) To be brutally honest then ... this is fantastic and your long hiatus clearly hasn't dulled your poetic precision!
    'Love is just a pretty word for suicide' ... that's an extremely powerful line within your excellent poem.
    If this is you stretching your poetic muscles after a break, I'm really looking forward to reading what's to come! :-) x

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