there is sadness in her eyes now
an innocence lost
beaten by indignity and callous
the arrows of life
wound with impunity
Cupid’s bloody bow
is strung with a million hearts
wisdom bought at a terrible price
and love laid to rest
on the river of Time.

(First published in Emotions, Vol.2, Issue 4, Apr.1999; The Poet's Porch, Aug.2001)

by Laurence Overmire

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gorgeous writing. best care, sjg