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Dead Rose

Dead Rose

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He sent me to you 

There is a part of me on which her tear fell 

Then went down to the floor 


She sent a note too 

I can read it to you in her voice 

She taught me how to pronounce ‘sorry’ and ‘I’ and ‘can't’ and ‘do’ and ‘this’ and ‘anymore’.

I know how to say ‘by the time you read this I will probably be dead.’


Your housemaid received me with a smile 

Mistook me for an expression of love

Now I sit here in the centre of the centre table 

Staring at the door unmoving 

Waiting for you to come home


It's been like a couple of hours 

Your maid just left 

It's starting to get hot in here 

Oh there is a fire in here 

Parts of me are starting to burn up, curl


Will you not come back? 

Will you not come home?

Did you not leave something valuable in here to come back for?

Will you not come back before it's all cool down ashes?

Till I am cool down ashes?


Have you ever left felt like this?

Felt like a rose with the suicide note in the middle of a burning house?

Felt like someone's last hope to live on fire?

Like a chance of saving a loved one, on fire?


Hey it's all cooled down ashes in here 

There is not much left of me to recognise


Oh you are here 

Crumbling your paintings with soft touches 

Standing in the middle of the room,

Unmoving,

Looking at everything as if you can bring it back to life with your eyes 


It's been a while since you’ve been standing there 

People have come and gone 

You haven't spoken much since


Silence

Prolonged silence

And you fall in the midst of ashes


Have you ever felt like this?

Felt like a dead hope?

Like a dead rose?



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