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a silent plea

By Heather HublerPublished 7 days ago 1 min read
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Bonfire of my heart

Turned ash and feeble embers,

Banked by bitter words.

Malice puffs float white,

Beautiful and awful both,

Polluting my soul.

Tattooed on my skin

These dirty cuts and bruises,

Tainted earth, am I.

Sullied by anger,

Oh, send purifying rain

To cleanse me of you.


Written for the Quadru-haiku challenge.

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Heather Hubler

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  • Vivin Akshaya day ago

    See A Glance If You Like Galaxy👉👉https://vocal.media/earth/galaxies-the-universe-s-masterpiece

  • Congratulations Top Storyyyyy💯❗❗❗🎉🎉

  • Allie Bickerton3 days ago

    Lovely to read, Heather! A pleasure.

  • Janice Daily3 days ago

    I love how you have captured the feeling of being consumed by negative emotions and the desire for release from them. It feels so authentic, it's beautiful really.

  • This was deeper than it seemed at first. Second read confirmed what power there is in the written word!! Great poem!!

  • Chua Yuan Heng4 days ago

    This poem is nice. I enjoyed reading it.

  • P. K. Gani4 days ago

    This took me back to my teenage years. Very well thought out with perfect flow.

  • Great poem :) Enjoyed that

  • Verse is different to me, this is how things have been that make me need to continue on. Love

  • Jason Basaraba4 days ago

    Poetry is new to me, it is poems like this that make me want to keep trying. Love it.

  • Gorgeous 🥰

  • Pryor Da costa4 days ago

    Great story!! I post similar stuff and fiction stories like this one, you should check it out!! Have a good day!

  • Sneha Pradhan4 days ago

    Love this Heather! Beautifully done.

  • Awesome

  • VIDHYASAGAR5 days ago

    Really interesting to read this poet🤩💞💞

  • Awesome ✨ 👍💯

  • Gina C.5 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!! 😍😍

  • nice lines

  • Wow, the flow between the lines and the transition from one element to another was sooooo smooth. This poem was so deep and the end was so liberating! Very beautiful!

  • Rayn B5 days ago

    This is stunning!

  • Em Starrrrr5 days ago

    Wowwwww! This is brilliant, Heather!

  • Dean F. Hardy5 days ago

    Brilliantly executed

  • Dana Stewart5 days ago

    I can taste the pain and feel the relief of the rain. Nice work and congratulations on Top Story!

  • Rich R.5 days ago

    Each line is concise yet holds so much depth waiting to be interpreted. This is a fantastic poem, thank you for sharing!

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