Scarlet eye

by ianblackpoet

I see it in your scarlet eye

That lets the heart’s torment apply

You reminisce on her goodbye

And can’t explain her reasons why

You gave her an untold supply

Of love that she could not deny

But still you found your heart defied

And on your own, you cried


With no-one on whom to rely

And blood as black as midnight dye

You push away each new ally

Recalling your tears with a sigh

Her tender kiss gave means to fly

But the meaning was a secret lie

Leaving your ambition dry

Only to be hers or die

Weaker still each time you cry

And bloodier each time you try

To undo her grim goodbye

I see it in your scarlet eye