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All around, they’re all wearing masks.
I think I’m dreaming but I might already be gone.
They try to catch my arms as I break the circle.
A black and velvet puce marshland lingers behind,
I made it up into her chamber the candelabra lit
I woke up and we stood around her.
For gravestones only mark bones
Mankind lingers in wonder of afterlife
And knowledge of true death would shatter souls to madness
Let the prayer stay within the gates and never beyond
For until it is our time we shall ever remain human to our shells
REQUIEM FOR A LOST LOVE
And here I am
Alone at your wake in the last moments we have
Once we were so alive
Holding hands then kissing
The taste of honeysuckles linger on my tongue
A strong nostalgia burns for all that was and never will be
These photographs catch your smiles in life…
Together in your all and ever,
The memories they haunt me now till death
Your laugh, the passionate soul that echoes in the past
FOR THOSE NEVER TO BE
It was a day well fit for peace and joy.
The seal had been broken
For who I am and who she is,
So it was that I went out with the season sun
Ronald Shortt was born in Salisbury, Maryland on October 14, 1986. He has been writing since his high school years. His only true ambition in life is to be a writer, although he has never attempted to become published until recently. This marks Ronald's first publication. Beyond poetry, Ronald truly loves to write short stories focusing on supernatural elements and the horror of the human condition among other topics.
He currently resides on the eastern shore of Maryland where he was born, but has been traveling and living in different places since 2005. Ronald has lived in Florida, Colorado, and occasionally stays in Delaware.
Besides writing, Ronald enjoys listening to music, playing the piano, and ghost hunting which he claims the latter to be great research.