This is written for my brother who inspired me to write a piece of my life on paper. He suggested a refrain or chorus or whatever you call it. So this is for you and this is for me, Sam. I hope you all find it interesting. Kathy


You Gave Me Dead Flowers In The Fall

I walked on Daddy's arm
down that aisle to you
he offered my hand; you took it;
and then you did your harm

you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me
and left me dying alone; that's all.

I gave to you my heart's song;
My true self I gave
I carried your babies inside me
and raised them to be strong.

you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me
and left me dying alone; that's all.

Your hateful words spewed out
like poison, it burned
down deep within my tender soul
killing me with each angry shout.

you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me
and left me dying alone; that's all.

Your fist flew in rages
bruising more than skin
blood ran red from my broken heart
staining my unwritten pages

you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me
and left me dying alone; that's all.

Our children have all grown;
I have had enough
You will not hurt me again
what's left of my life is my own!

you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me
and left me dying alone; that's all.

I am stronger today
living my life free
I belong to myself again
I only have one thing to say...


you promised to always love me
you gave me dead flowers in the fall
you took the life from inside me

then

I left you; I'm gone; that's all.

Kathy Lockhart
8/8/06






Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-08-09 at 04:42

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Teala
Deep, Dark, Emotional Pain. Excellent write, very chilling and thought-provoking.
2007-01-07


Malin Johansson
A very strong poem here Kathy!!!
I find it a bit sad, but there was also a little bit of light in it...
Hugs dear
2006-08-09


wee2souls
very strong words
this poem powerful!!
how strong you truly are
such a warmhearted
beautiful soul you show:)
within you..expressions
of courage..bravery
to stand alone to move
forward to be who you are
I salute you..!!!:)
love these lines:

"whats left of my life
is my own!!!!

Many hugs to you!!!
Momma Kac :)))))
2006-08-09


Will
Kathy,

Everyday you think I oversing your praises this proves otherwise, you are a tremendously gifted writer and by this piece you are a strong as well as a gifted person.

More Power to you..

Stay Strong

EXCELLENT WRITE...
2006-08-09


Arti
This is a powerful write Kathy. I admire the spirit that let you move on inspite of all you've endured. I also love the heart that despite its scars, still beats on warmly in love.
Hugs for your brother (literary family!!!) who loves and protects that heart that is still healing everyday...
(((((BIG HUGS)))))
2006-08-09


Dan Cederholm
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I agree in NSW words fully!!!

A great revision of your life I think!!!

Very good exposed and thinking!!!

Sincerely with hugs Dan
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2006-08-09


night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
I really like this poem Kathy!
Listen to what I understand when i read those lines:

You Gave Me Dead Flowers In The Fall - as a symbol that you are dead inside

you took the life from inside me - You tried to make me feel as you feel, dead inside
But
I have had enough
You will not hurt me again
what's left of my life is my own!

- I was always strong, forgiving and honourable when I regained my strength I decided that you are not going to take me with you in your fall because I love life and I am strong enough to live my life on my own! :)
2006-08-09


lastromantichero
hi there kath a lovely poem for your brother rgds mike
2006-08-09


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Powerful last line!

this whole song is brillent -
it flows really well
and WOW!

Good on you for having the strengh
to leave.

liz
2006-08-09


haseen whel
"I gave to you my heart's song;
My true self I gave I carried your babies inside me and raised them to be strong."

...I love this line, at least you did your best to be a good mother to your children ...and sometimes promises can easily broken...wonderful poem!!!!kissess (daughter)
2006-08-09


Zachary P. B.
and left me dying alone; that's all.

I left you; I'm gone; that's all.

i'm glad you're alive and well, no blood of heart nor body... i'm glad you're here on the bay with friends... and i'm glad you could vent...

i'm glad you are gone from him as well...

z
2006-08-09