skinned knees and ink etched epitaphs

By Sin

somewhere between these fake smiles
and broken wings
youll find me

hell bent
on dirt stained knees
fingers digging in
caked with sin

all pretty words
with no substance to feed them
but dreams

modest grace
with innocent eyes
yet nothing is ever
as it seems

lips clenched
while screaming
for a deeper meaning
something more substantial
than these tears
spread out on paper fantasies
and prismatic prayers

destinies whore
dressed in silk wrapped sorrow
and i lost myself
somewhere along the way

yet somewhere buried
between this dirt
and these
ink etched epitaphs
of fallen stars
youll find me

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Copyright 2005 Midnight Seraphim
Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Shaded_Iris On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Shaded_Iris (68)By person wrote:

    "And I lost myself somewhere along the way." Just one powerful line of many. "Much Respect *Given*\m/(-_-)\m/

  • Cassette On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Cassette (1206)By person wrote:

    I've been looking.

  • Alchemist On Sunday, July 31, 2011, Alchemist (860)By person wrote:

    "modest grace with innocent eyes yet nothing is ever as it seems." what a great line. Beautiful and thoughtful.

  • sanglante On Thursday, March 26, 2009, sanglante (17)By person wrote:

    it leaves me breathless.

  • lovechild On Wednesday, February 4, 2009, lovechild (44)By person wrote:

    well, i for one have found you and i have found something priceless in your work. it kind of sears the soul, no? i will be reading more but yours are the type of poems that i must take one at a time. i'm devastated by this one for now...thanks!!!lol

  • skully On Wednesday, January 30, 2008, skully (44)By person wrote:

    This speaks volume's to me- I especially like 'dressed in silk wrapped sorrow'. painful

  • Tonights Decision On Saturday, February 24, 2007, Tonights Decision (141)By person wrote:

    truly felt poetry... that hurts to read.

  • A former member wrote: wow, moving and powerful...the imagery is outstanding...if you come across any deeper meaning, excepting your poetry, that is, please let me know. Thanks!

  • Black_Cherry_Doll_ On Tuesday, June 21, 2005, Black_Cherry_Doll_ (70)By person wrote:

    This really hit home. truly a piece of your soul--Steph

  • A former member wrote: Very nice. Well thought, and conveyed. The sixth and seventh stanzas stand out triuphantly, but only with the solid foundation of the previous five. A pleasure to read. +T.P.U+

  • Ablebody Peckawood On Monday, May 30, 2005, Ablebody Peckawood (38)By person wrote:

    Good one, I don't know what else to say.

  • AniDayz On Thursday, May 26, 2005, AniDayz (822)By person wrote:

    dammit---this speaks volumes---truly---deeply...a wonderous piece*

  • island warrior On Wednesday, May 25, 2005, island warrior (216)By person wrote:

    This is as sad as it is brilliant.

  • serotonin lost On Tuesday, May 24, 2005, serotonin lost (146)By person wrote:

    i'm glad you found someone to know you...

  • A former member wrote: Damn this hurts and yet there's always that comfort of clinging to what we have. Sad yet hopeful, beautiful. ~Ryan

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