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Tammy M Darby Jan 2014
Evening slipped into the long abyss
So fell the red moon
Malicious shadows forecasting doom
For the cursed animal man
Inhabiting the precious earth

Fearsome rolling rivers ran dry
Black smoke filled the spanning azure skies
The churning murky green oceans gave up the bones of their dead
When the moon turned red

The crust of the hard ground shook
Split and burst into deep fiery crevasses
Dark yellow orange smoldering  nooks
Swallowing all of life
So inhaled was mans world as we know it
Destroyed
Barron and dead
When the moon turned red

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Gabrielle Isa Nov 2017
His "I love you" came swiftly.
Like the monsoon pouring down on a leaky roof
Those three words broke through my defences.
At first they were an ambrosia;
They sustained my life and our relationship.
At least for a short time.

Then "I love you" became an excuse;
For absences, and purpose-filled accidents.
And I ignored the warning signs, the flashing lights.
I pretended like "I love you" was enough...

...But it wasn't.
His "I love you"s were like band-aids on bullet wounds;
Like using play dough to fix cracks in concrete walls.
But I rationed our good memories,
I held on as tight as I could to our love
And watched as it slipped through my fingers.

His "I love you"s became poison
That seeped deep into my bones
And turned blue skies grey,
And turned light into darkness,
And slowly killed whatever semblance of love
I fooled myself into thinking we had left.
When Once A Leaf Of Autumn Turned -

When once a leaf of Autumn turned
And whispers traveled on ghostly winds
Redemption sought cast behind new born's eyes
Resting upon laurels danced Summer's free souls
To lie ***** in flows a crusted earth erupted
Spewing forth visions clouding ***'s quietest day
And fears drank of **** deepened nightmarish yearn
Full circle floated child in the reeds curiously he cried
When once a leaf of Autumn turned

When once a leaf of Autumn turned
And England's wide greens sung airs of chivalry
Ships set course for far 'way ports some lonely call
Lending hope to the depths of a dire despair in all
And fishwives sent home in teared salten seas
Rich beggar waited sobbing by banquet's wrought door
For morsels of wisdom cold flesh cast on the breeze
No more songs of sad sailors when new moons wept
When once a leaf of Autumn turned

When once a leaf of Autumn turned
Silence laid beside lovers thru hail storm's slighted disdain
Ecstasy in red bouquet bows 'n vows of bridesmaids clung
On wings thru windswept vales blossoming in a daydream
And the wainwright tinkered on thoughts broken within
When wheels of justice ground the soured rye to rain
Boughs of heather 'n holly under cheers of angst so hung
When once a leaf of Autumn turned
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