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Today, The Immortal Muse Dies

Updated on June 26, 2017
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Brett Romine is a teacher and writer. He recently published Feudal Education, or The Heretic Knight, which is available on Amazon Kindle.

Today, the immortal muse dies.

A wasteland eternal where once fertility flourished,

There death holds sway where love once nourished,

And beauty once blossomed, we now despise,

The dread silence of our soundless goodbyes.


Anguish and heartache free to prevail,

A creative world extinguished without remorse,

Malignant words break the spirit, a poetic divorce.

Love tried and revived without avail,

Everything destroyed over one savage email.


So let the church bells loudly toll!

So let the flags fly half-mast!

For two short months our love did last.

Angry words, a wounded soul,

Fragments of truth, which were once whole.


Today—the immortal muse dies.

Crucifying our love, we watched as it bled,

A sacrifice to Hades, the lord of the dead.

Where beauty once blossomed, we now despise,

The dread silence of our soundless goodbyes.

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      John Hansen 7 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      A beautifully written piece of verse. Well done.