Crusted Walls: A Fairytale

Photography by Neil Alexander, for One Shoot Sunday

Crusted Walls:  A Fairytale

Crusted walls hide her
behind the frailty
Of generations and tradition
an unspoken destiny

She lives behind the ruins
of words unspoken
Walks on a carpet of shards
of hearts broken

She’s surrounded by walls painted
landscaped and clean
But she’s never touched a wildflower
or tasted wine unseen
Her tears slide down the stone
into a sea of green

Her heart bequeathed to one with whom
she cannot speak or see
Nightly she sings from the window
a sweet melody

“If I could scale the walls of ruins
“I would go with you and be your love”

And love breaks the curse—
walls crumble, rocks split
And pin-pricked drops
of red flame into rosebuds of hope

And she plans her escape
to pluck the rose
in meadow beyond

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Submitting for One Shoot Sunday at One Stop Poetry
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9 Responses to Crusted Walls: A Fairytale

  1. brian miller says:

    But she’s never touched a wildflower
    or tasted wine unseen
    Her tears slide down the stone
    into a sea of green

    love this description…ha…go pluck that rose…

  2. Louise G says:

    I too love your description — she’s never touched a wildflower…

    Beautiful poem — and thank you for dropping by my place!

  3. dustus says:

    Lovely melodic lines. My favorite passage was “But she’s never touched a wildflower /
    or tasted wine unseen / Her tears slide down the stone / into a sea of green” …nice! And out of many fine lines to choose from.

  4. love the melody of your words

  5. Mama Zen says:

    A lovely fairy tale!

  6. Reflections says:

    Love the melodic flow… fabulously shared.

  7. Poetic Soul says:

    You know how to use your words

  8. Claudia says:

    so many people live behind the ruins…very nicely penned

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