Bathes the window casement
Teases me with her chaste beams.
Reminiscent of those blood-red roses
Shed their petals on a dusty mantelpiece.
Reverberate off these stone bare walls
Rekindle flames in these sad eyes.
Love is a sham
Clandestine mausoleum to those pretty days
So I force a smile to suppress my saddened heart.
Alison Jean Hankinson
This is for tonight where we are asked to have a heart by Lillian.
Image from Flickr….entitled-Valentine’s Day jewelry and roses by State Farm.
Original can be viewed here: Roses