Rhyme out of Emptiness

All of this old rubbish

Goes floating by unmarked

Gently they flow,

Those waters below,

Made rank by my rotting heart.­­

Once you said you loved me

And once I thought it true—

In all of time,

No love as sublime

As that between me and you.

Once indeed I loved thee—

And I never quite did stop

But yours is gone

And so move on;

Keep climbing to the top.

There we were one snowfall—

My life would be my own!

But coward’s sin

Betrayed my skin

And all that’s left is bone.

So toss me in the river,

Off to Heaven or Hell.

Speak not a word

Of that absurd

Forgotten, Dead Corneille.

[Depressing Poetry is Depressing. Unfortunately, it’s all that I have juice for today.]


About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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One Response to Rhyme out of Emptiness

  1. cherylz1961 says:

    I have an encouragement blog you might want to visit. I am a brain tumor survivor who suffered from clinical depression for many years. You can read about my story by finding CATEGORY and scrolling down to MY BRAIN TUMOR STORY.


    This is a great song of hope called “DON’T GIVE UP” by Shawn McDonald

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