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Blame Not The Innocent

by Mary -BrytEyz- Ball (Age: 48)
copyright 10-02-2001

Age Rating: 10 +

Inspired by CLBishop's "Strangely Silent"
about broken hearts and the sound they make.
My poem is about his tale,
and suggesting the girl knew not what she was doing.

Inspired by CLBishop's
"Strangely Silent"
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

Silence surrounds and chokes thee
pointing - laughing - and joking
love and happiness disposer
Evil claws creeping closer

As The Grim Reaper to life
Painful loving's a knife
Smokey silence hides the truth
Steals the wells known but to youth

Darkness promising repose
What death it offers, no one knows.
In your sorrows' lament
Blame not the innocent

Her wake so deadly morbid
she knew not what she did
Sought only to spread some cheer
by letting thee get too near

She only wanted to give
To be, to live and let live
No, she never meant to take
nor wanted your heart to break

Darkness promising repose
What death it offers, no one knows.
In your sorrows' lament
Blame not the innocent

She's cursed like Medusa
Romance turned into stone
Traveling Siracusa
Happiness never known

So when it's strangely silent
And you hear your heart breaking
Don't get angry or violent
You're not the only one aching

In your sorrows' lament
Blame not the innocent
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

Some notes about the poem:

Siracusa is another term for Syracuse (A sicilian city).
Everyone (that I grew up with) envisioned France (Italy)
as "THE" spot for romance. Still, in "THE" spot... she finds it not.

As for where I mentioned death, it was death to love not life
(love and happiness disposer).

I don't intend that CLB would ever be angry or violent,
I guess that's just how I'm used to seeing people
deal with things when they don't get their way.
I didn't mean that's how he'd react.
He is much too sweet for that!

Thanks for reading, and I'd love comments on how to improve
if anyone has any ideas! Thank you all and have a great day.

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        12-15-2010     Leigh Gilholm Fisher        

Such an interesting piece! I loved all the meaning expressed in each stanza. It was very well written, and I loved the various references and how well you tailored the rhyme scheme. The final two stanzas were especially powerful. Additionally, the sentiment expressed here is so true; blame too often falls upon the innocent.

Excellent work!

~Leigh of the Commenting Community

        09-03-2004     Gregory Christiano        

Very poignant and well expressed. It has a tension and deep meaning which sort of overpowers the reader. I think you've done a marvelous job on this one. i also like the historical references. Sicily has always been at the center of things.

        12-22-2001     Mary -BrytEyz- Ball        

MJ: I hope you read it. It's a sad poem, and for some morbid reason... I like those best!

CLB: Done master, any further requests you have of me? I live but to serve ye. *wink* As for your other comments... I know exactly what you mean! I too have risked life and limb (or nearly) just to meet someone I felt I'd always regret NOT meeting if I passed by the chance I was given to be graced with knowing him. Did that make any sense? :)

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