Romance Poetry posted May 13, 2022

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This is a Gothic sad poem.

Legacy Of Edgar Allan Poe

by Regina Elliott

Sad Poems Contest Winner 
Dear Edgar,
As the bats' somber flight into the
purple twilight begin their hunt,
I rejoice the ages cannot separate
my laud to you,
the gloomy black catacombs of my
weary mind testifies of my mourning's
it tolls of a melancholy in my
psyche that resounds stronger
than Cathedral bells.

Your wracked spirit, always in
your eventide life's penning of
madness, of ravens, of maidens,
your young wife Virginia taken by
Death's cruel beauty,
I read your works in this
dusky candlelit room,
with an elder's heartsick
as your golden sparks of
immortality arc before my
your passionate writing,
my prince of the mysteries,
beckons to my desolate

Your eyes in a photograph
cannot hide the tides of
onyx grief,
as I live, cherishing you,
your verses of the love
of love itself, of romance,
oh, how my nightfall dreams
wish they were for me,
my loss so grievous,
of not conversing with you,
the Westminster Burial Grounds
can never contain your genius,
your legacy,
you are my starlight inspiration,
so infinite in my fathomless
heart of sorrows. ~

Writing Prompt
Sadness has overcome us all at one time or another. Either caused by a relative or close friend's death or from the girl or guy that broke our heart or just life in general. We all handle situations differently, some good, some bad. This contest gives us the ability to explore this. Your poem can also play into other emotions that are common to writing like this such as anger or depression.

Sad Poems
Contest Winner

Some loves are eternal. ~
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