Epitaph of Love #poetry #flashfiction


One

 last

silent tear falls

“WHY?”

whispered echoes in the trees

*

Sculpted beauty

 stone cold

veined marble

“here lies…

…cherished by many

…embraced by few …

thought of passionately  by one”

*

you held me

 too soon released

love  longed for

 world  dreamt of

gone the moment

 darkness slipped

her icy fingers

 wiped free of guilt

dagger’s voice

 entombed

This fiction evolved from a heartfelt epitaph of lost love to an epitaph of one wronged in love. I hope you enjoyed the ending…

The sculpture is an amazing commissioned piece entitled  “Asleep”  by talented Australian artist Peter Schipperheyn

I pulled this from an archive that was submitted to:  G-Man’s Friday Flash Fiction Fun Fest and the A to Z  April writing challenge for the letter “E.

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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14 Comments

    1. It really started as a love til the end epitaph
      blame the having 55 word thing
      the dagger just stealthyly slide in

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  1. A bit early eh Moon?
    Well….At least you remembered
    Very serious and moving 55
    Thanks for playing, and thanks for your loyalty,
    and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

    Like

  2. Saying wow really doesn’t do this piece justice, I know. But. Wow. Read it a couple of times and once out loud…good good stuff.

    Like

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