The Ghost Of My Love

Her laughter echoes in my mind;
This heavy head crowned with tears

The touch of her skin burn my fingers;
These weavers of shadow and fire which lingers

Her gaze rend my heart still;
This fiery chasm only hell can fill

The spectre of her presence haunt me;
Singing the requiem of what we couldn't be

With her I came to find;
That she holds all my love and all my fears

I am a dark soul, you know
Dragged down so deep, so low

But such is the road of this chosen one;
To be as though a shadow fallen in love with the sun

How I wished for our fates not to make us part
Yet my longing reach never touched her heart
And I knew I could never leave my throne
For to bear the weight of doom is to be alone

I weigh this nightmarish mask in my hands;
Brushing from my shoulders temporal sands

An iron crown to adorn an iron will
Yet this love I remain unable to kill

Poetry by Rex Panthera
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Written on 2010-10-22 at 23:49

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Great write!!!

This poem was absolutely brilliant! It was so addictive I probably read it about 5 times! It is a very deep and sad poem but it touched every nerve in my body...
Well done Rex this was truly the best poem I've ever read of you!
Keep well

The 3rd, 4th and 5th stanzas are just6 about universal in their description of what goes on in side.
You have chosen your words exceptionally well.
Thank you Rex,

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Purple Phoenix
This has a familiar ring, sadly we are all haunted by a similar thing at one time or another. Enjoyed the form and use of words.... very well written, well done.

This is just beautiful, especially the first four stanzas, love that line "these weavers of shadows and fire which lingers." Sad content, unrequited love.

Excellent. So beautifully haunting that it clings to and draws a reader through. I enjoyed it very much, even though the theme is so terribly sad. :)

Doreen Cavazza
Wow. This is so beautiful and haunting. I love the way it flows and reads so smoothly. It has such emotional honesty. It pulls you in and just melts you with the words. It touches a place inside me as you've described so perfectly an experience all too real for me. So sad the words and such an extraordinary write.

I am, by the way, reminded of a Garth Brooks song in which he sings about sometimes being thankful for unanswered prayers. That which you long for is waiting down the road a bit. You just don't know it yet. ;)

I love this piece. It's brilliant.