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I could travel the cosmos, but I’d choke on the stars.

We belong to Death.
Forests of tombstones we wander
searching for another.
To love is to belong in a grave
so this is what my eyes have taught me.
Roses leave me black,
but it’s the thought of love that leaves me blue.
I shall wander my tomb searching for a HE
that will only beat for the ART which I breathe.

Categories: Poetry
Tags: #Life

Comments (24)

  • Audrey Howitt . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    Hi Bradley–I thought this was a very clever and tight write–well done!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 28, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you Audrey! 🙂

  • brian miller . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    To love is to belong in a grave…that line caught me and i had to ponder it a few moments…i really like the word play in the last couple lines…the HE and ART…ha, very cool…and really brings it home nicely…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 29, 2013 . Reply

      Glad you like it, Brian! Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Talon . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    This grabs you and holds you tight and refuses to let you go.

    “I shall wander my tomb searching for a HE
    that will only beat for the ART which I breathe” — that is like the essence of life.

    I really enjoyed this poem.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 29, 2013 . Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it Talon! Thank you so much, and thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  • Grace . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    I specially like the last two lines and the creative wording of HE and ART ~

    Have a lovely day ~

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you Grace! I hope you have a lovely day too! ♥

  • rmp . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    a very interesting perspective. on the second read I could see the truth lying within. very nicely written.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      A lot of truth within. Thank you for reading and stopping by RMP. 🙂

  • David Eric Cummins . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    Brilliant. I wish I’d written this! 🙂

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Wow, thank you David! Glad you like it. 🙂

  • Victoria C. Slotto . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    Strong reality in this tightly written poem. Your use of color is quite effective and reminds me a bit of the prompt I’ll be posting for Meeting the Bar on Thursday.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you so much Victoria! Ooh, I’ll check that out! 🙂

  • Amy . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    Clever. You say TONS in such small space. Excellent!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you Amy! Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Jacquie Dick . May 28, 2013 . Reply

    You’re very adept at word play, Brad…This one is very clever!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you so much Jackie! I hope you’re doing all right! Give Garbo a hug and kiss from me! XOXO ~♥

  • Louise . May 29, 2013 . Reply

    Ooh, dark….you do dark so well, Brad! 🙂

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Hello Louise! Thank you, love! I’ve not written a dark piece in a while, but have been jotting some down lately. ~♥!

  • M. J. Joachim . May 30, 2013 . Reply

    Unique and intense…perhaps even a bit unsettling…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 30, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you M.J.! 🙂

  • ayala . May 30, 2013 . Reply

    “I shall wander my tomb searching for a HE
    that will only beat for the ART which I breathe” Beautifully penned.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 1, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you so much Ayala. ♥

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