Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Dagger Through The Heart
          ......Killing with words

I slump and bleed my life's blood
Out onto the ground
No bullet through the brain
No smothering without sound
No accident with car and tree
No one involved but you and me
No bomb, no blast, no driving past
But wounded, dying, just as fast.

Not in the back did the blow come
But in the heart and in the home
My eyes on yours as you stabbed there
And told me how you didn't care 
The twist it took me by surprise
More than the leaving and the lies
No pain like love that quietly dies
No weapon like your tongue.

I gasp as words like bullets fly
No defense from hatred in your eyes
I try to make you alibis
I love you as you kill me
And as you turn and walk away
I try in vain to make you stay
The heart it holds on to the day
As night descends forever.

My life and death are in your tongue
What seemed so right now shown so wrong
We sang two verses of a different song
And the curtain fell without notice
The dagger through the heart, it stings
A slow, sad death with no peace, brings
And as I sink, I see these things
That I could not see before.

©by Voo
September 17, 2005
 11:30 p.m.