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Depression turns a story into a masterpiece.

I sprinkled my tears along the edges of your bed
but did you even notice the red stain they left?
Sewed my name on the side of the mattress,
and dotted the i with blood
but did you notice the red where you lay your head?
My name will forever haunt you.

[box_info]This poem is part of the short story Lacerations.[/box_info]

Categories: Poetry
Tags: #Life

Comments (18)

  • Ginny Brannan . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    Some never see, never appreciate when you give them your all. Hopefully it will come back to “haunt” them. Excellent capture, Bradley.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed, Ginny! I don’t think they’ll ever wake up either. Thank you, love! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • brian miller . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    nice bradley…love the embroided name with the i dotted in blood and how that too points to the spot by where they lay their head…nice piece man…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Brian! Hopefully they’ll see you exist once your name is pushed in front of them in red. If they don’t, burn them while they rest in bed. I can smell the charred corpse.

  • ayala . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    Bradley, love the sprinkled tears and the embroided name with the i dotted in blood ..the pain raw..very nice!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you so much, Ayala! Your name sewn with a hint of blood in the bed should get them to see clearly. If not, it’s over.

  • Shan . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    You know how good it is to see someone with real talent develop? Wow Bradley I’ve seen our work mature so much in the past 12 months. This was the less is more style I love so much xx

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Shรขn! I’ve been writing more less is more style poems lately. I’m so glad you stopped by! :heart: ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Natasha . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    LOVE this Bradley! The red where you lay your head? Wicked weave!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, sweetie! :heart: ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Mark WIndham . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    damn. just damn. that’ll slap you around a bit. Very good.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Hello Mark! Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for your kind comment! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Heaven . May 1, 2012 . Reply

    I noted the red stain on the mattress ~ Nice to meet you at D’verse ~

    http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.ca/2012/04/wounded.html

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 1, 2012 . Reply

      Nice to meet you, Heaven! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • andy . May 2, 2012 . Reply

    Bradley, I too love the embroidery intertwined in your words. Sometimes we sacrifice everything and it still isn’t noticed!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 2, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Andy! I agree completely!

  • Jacquie Dick . May 2, 2012 . Reply

    Sad, but true…there’s no guarantee with love…passion spent…and sometimes little return. Very well imaged, Brad. Like it!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 2, 2012 . Reply

      Very true, Jacqueline. I’m glad you stopped by, love. Thank you! :heart: ๐Ÿ™‚

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