the girl wore red

she was a trace amid fell trees
in the warp and weft of holocaust frames
a stillness snagged there and the forgotten frayed
yeah, her very existence got hid from time
under stygian stare she stole her way
through the sabled air and foreboden clime
the shadows poised with baleful tongue
still, boldly she leaned into the fungus trail

desideratum
i’d sooner take a bucket to sand
and shovel my life away
than to be without that brave girl
desideration
i’d sooner melt into her skin
than to be mere smoke, and dying
one drab breath at a time

brave was she with the fears she’d brung
and picture box in hand’s bold quail
nerves pleadingly clanged at periphery’s limb
yet grit she did her resolve in the dim
for her vision never to depart its glim
and though the sun did rest behind earth’s rim
no ominous wall nor roof thick thatched
nor slam of pitch wings would she quease beneath

desideratum
i’d sooner take a bucket to sand
and shovel my life away
than to be without this brave girl
desideration
i’d sooner melt into her skin
than to be mere smoke, and dying
one drab breath at a time

so, as the heavens’ pinpricked shawl unlatched
and leavened down to steal her mind’s wreath
she did past the shaky threshold tread
from black to the red and a grisly sight
of jawbones flung, their barren half-smiles
a gore foamed scene to crib sleep tonight
so she pointed instead and clicked between trees
the scarified ground and skeletal remains

because she’s my brave girl
and she wore the red like she owned it

 

by TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2015

101 thoughts on “the girl wore red

  1. Bravo! Bellisimo! This poem makes me wish we English language speakers, readers & musician had the same habit as the Spanish language speakers, readers & musicians do so this poem could be sung and the who;e world could hear it! 😉 ❤
    Peace, love & poetry for all,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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  2. Unbolt,,, Interesting Indeed- I have to admit that it is a hard read for me without understanding,,,, but it renewed a spark deep in my old brain, in a place long forgotten and unused- A spark that followed the flow of the words beyond the words- Images and Imagination renewed- Interesting Indeed- I will have to follow this Unbolt to see what mind adventures it may open up deep inside- Thank You !!!

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