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Mine: To Have and to Hold

"If it's destroying you, then it isn't love, my dear." ~ Unknown

By Caroline JanePublished about a year ago 1 min read
Mine: To Have and to Hold
Photo by Treddy Chen on Unsplash

I saw you standing,

a proud tower of Eden.

I had to have you.

With splinters of ice,

that I laid in clement times,

I got into you.

Exploiting weakness

and eroding your softness.

I made you brittle.

Now, you fall apart

into my ocean abyss.

Piece by piece, you're mine.

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About the Creator

Caroline Jane

Warm-blooded vertebrate, domesticated with a preference for the wild. Howls at the moon and forages on the dark side of it. Laughs like a hyena. Fuelled by good times and fairy dust. Writes obsessively with no holes barred.

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Comments (3)

  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydredabout a year ago

    Sending hugs for this amazing poem, as always wonderful words Caroline

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Oh wow, you did an amazing job making me feel! Those last few lines held so much emotion. Excellent.

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is gorgeous. Very well done.

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