Hostages of the Hourglass
Time brought them together but what destiny unites, life divides
An old hourglass held them both hostage
She gazed at him from the upper bulb
The elusive sand flowed into the lower bulb
Where he was running out of space
He begged desperately for her to help
She just couldn't stop crying
Because everything she tried had failed
But there was one way, though
Old hourglasses had one major flaw
Their upper and lower bulbs weren't one piece
They were connected by a cord at their union
Coated with wax to hold them together
She knew she had to melt the wax
She set herself on fire for that
The melted wax disconnected the bulbs
He broke free and ran to his lover
While her ashes mixed with the sand
He and his lover led a beautiful life together
He never thought about her once
Although she sacrificed her life to save his
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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran
My mental health decline brought along a lot of Darkness and I embraced it. This Darkness flows out in the form of Horror Stories and Dark Poetry 🖤
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Very well written. Keep up the good work!
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Lesson learned. Never burn yourself for an ungrateful toad of a man! Beautiful work 😁
Another fantastic poem! I would love to hear your feedback on my story!
Very clever take on an hour glass. Very sad 😔 but beautifully done.
Nice poem! Thanks for sharing
What a beautiful extended metaphor - I loved it!
Didn't realize THIS was YOURS When I shared it on my FB profile a few days ago WOW! Kinda cool! Feeling it!
Gorgeous. So well done!
Tragic and sad.
Sad and so well written
Very sad 😢 Bravo 👏
A lovely poem! I especially like the concept of wax. I could imagine a painting in my mind.
This is such a beautiful poem and a wonderful metaphor. Can't wait to read more from you!
What a touching poem. Reading that her ashes mixed into the sand gave me chills. Thank you!
Nice poem right here!
Your ability to tell a story inside your poetry is beautiful and inspiring!
What a unique way to describe everyday relationships and their failings. Wow. Loved it!
Beautiful poem! Love it!
Superb metaphor. ❤
Such a gorgeous poem! A perfect metaphor! :)
Beautifully written and emotional.