April 20, 2020

Trepidation Of Love

by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)


"Trepidation of Love"

My vision of her would blur and blind me with ecstasy. The fire of the sun, hidden within my heart, when she would speak to me. A beautiful rapture made woman, heavenly sculpted curves and seams. I was forever at home in boundless skies of galaxies and blissful dreams.

Sinful desires of lust turned to love, she became a balm for my soul. Blessing me with her gift made my heart compliantly vulnerable. I was bound to her with every breath united in dreams eternity. Waiting for that sublime night of love as she herself waited for me.

A beautiful steals shot across the sky as a star fell crashing into my earth. And then another fell, and destruction followed, new pains giving birth. They fell like the tears streaming down my face, turning my world to ashes & dust. Destroying my soul with shrapnel covered daggers aged in contaminated rust.

Now loves dream has vanished and hollow has become my soul. I cannot feel my feet for where they tread is over crimson coal. A sticky web of torment and misery now embraces my heart. Unable to see through the tear-streamed fog, unable to plot a new chart.

Now as I prepare for sleep, the wings of a thousand crows flutter in my chest. I'll picture darkness, or a block of wood, but still, I'll get no rest. Pictures of her still will bloom in these lonely caverns of my mind. And with tears on my cheeks, I'll try to fall asleep, one day at a time.

Douglas Blaine Matthews #V29877
U.C.I Florida Death Row


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GN22 Posted 10 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 10 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

The world must see this poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Douglas Blaine Matthews Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago.   Favorite
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