When first they met it was so sweet

a zest for life a world to beat

love may be blind but smells a cheat

he tried so hard to fly


the honeymoon was boiling hot

flaws overlooked and sins forgot

a mansion house replaced the squat

he tried so hard to fly


the grass upon his cultured lawn

the first light of his breaking dawn

the victim of her fatal con

he tried so hard to fly


her plumage's seductive spell

the million lies she had to tell

had dragged him to the depths of hell

he tried so hard to fly


the hand he held though never won

squeezed on the trigger of her gun

she rode into the setting sun

and left him there to die


  • Christina S

    Wow! Fantastic write, Stevie! You tell a story in a way I've never seen. I like the repetition of the last line. The last stanza was so heartbreaking. "the hand he held though never won."--like a knife through the heart. And then the rest is tragic, yet all of it is written so well! You have a truly unique way of writing! Loved it!

    • tepo

      Thank you Christina
      You are so very kind
      Much appreciated

    • FredPeyer

      This must be one of your best, tepo!
      Reminds me that sometimes we try so hard to hang on to something that is not meant to be, that it might even kill us.

      • tepo

        Cheers Fred
        Your continued support is very much appreciated

      • Goldfinch60

        Super write, we all try but sometimes fail.

        • tepo

          Thank you Goldfinch
          You have never failed me
          Very much appreciate your kind words

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