by Patti Richards
(St Julians, Malta)
On silent wingsIt ebbed and flewTo take the loveYou thought you knewArch and swiftly poisedTo asunderNo caveat or counselNor reflection left to wonderSwooping in on etherealAnd darkened impressionAnd replaced insteadA bleak cold depressionYou felt the chill leftBy its ominous wakeIt took your soulYour heart to breakYou never sawIt coming on silent wingsSwooping malignlyYet you couldn‚t followVoracious and iniquitousWreaking desolation and sorrowHeartfelt beseeching pleasGo unanswered, bereftYour destiny tainted sulliedNo honour and trust leftBearing a bankrupt lonely heartPerfidy exultant and deftBelief your love was pureDevoid forever a warm embraceTreachery‚s indelible stainTook all that you believedOr that could have beenYour innocent pure heartMercilessly wantonly deceived¬© 2009 Patti Richards
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