Broken Elevator #poetry #valentinesday


white bloody rose

haunted by a memory

of an elevator ride

my heart torn in pieces

carved with a sharp knife

if only I could grasp

some meaning in your eyes

I wouldn’t have to work

at reading between the lines

here I am in motion

imagining your kiss

the thorns from a rose

pierced me on the lift

the floor is done rising

eyes lower to the door

open hands left holding

what was broken long before

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. 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.

9 thoughts on “Broken Elevator #poetry #valentinesday

  1. What a sad poem, but one so full of emotion. I love it. Love is like a elevator. There are up and down moments, and when the doors open, it’s always a new adventure. Also, love what you did with the rose 🙂 ❤

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  2. This poem has a peculiar meaning to me at the moment since I’ve been blogging of late about a group from the 60’s called 13th Floor Elevators.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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