By Your Hand

In depths of the heart holding your sorrowed fate-
lies a chill from the sweep of bitterest cold
Giving voice to the dreams that you'll never see,
tear defined words pass you into a darkened hold


Chamber of somber with grim shadows on its walls,
 haunt memories weeping in the midnight of days
Images sketched in warm pastels galore
mars the canvass with deceits it portrays


Promised yon past morrows - all bright starlight shines,
with facets on a whim offering more to fulfill
Played for a fool in sordid trapping's beckoned lure,
enticing charms came cast upon a weakened will


Tethered by chains directly linked to the soul
purveyor of shackles always glistened in your eyes
Grasping for hope with every offered wile,
shattered prayers on whispers now wise to the guise


Immersed in projections of a mirrored love,
returns you sought were nowhere to be found
From own hands comes end - with a last goodbye,
given to wind and skies, another spirit unbound

© C.E.Vance

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SSmoothie's picture

Suicide by love... An age old

Suicide by love... An age old story, but so beautifully tended ered here. Powerful Vance powerful! 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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Thank you--As you've probably

Thank you--As you've probably noticed, I try to restructure the way common themes are presented.