Shattered Rainbows

Two Rainbows at Dusk in Denmark.

I followed dreams
along a gleaming ribbon:
beautiful hues guided me
with hope for endless love.

But the end revealed
a cold, coal black lump,
synchronously beating,
with your stoic pulse.

Pierced by icy words,
pride abandoned me.
My tongue held fast
as my life walked away.

A shattered rainbow
assaulted my soul,
with agonizing torture,
shredding my heart.


I originally wrote this in prose, but liked it better in free verse. It’s a response to a writing prompt at Trifecta.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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4 Responses to Shattered Rainbows

  1. Draug419 says:

    This is lovely work.

  2. Word choice here is wonderful for the imagery and emotions you evoke.
    Thanks for linking up, Gene!

  3. KymmInBarcelona says:

    with your stoic pulse… *shiver*

  4. atrm61 says:

    So much pain in this piece-rich imagery!

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