My First Wordle

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The End of Me

The echoes of past love
Whooshed by my heart today
The ground crackled underneath the feet
Of those that dug my grave.

The rustling leaves silenced
The blood gurgling from my broken heart
As strident wails it made.

No nocturne from your heart
Scratching below, surfacing old wounds
Your betrayal, percussive
Your harsh words sonorous.

Pain deafens me, buzzing like a wasp
Thready and weak, my pulse
No longer holds you bound.

Your joyful whistle is my last sound.

©2 August 2016 Suzanne G. McClendon

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 32 years. We have 4 surviving children and one child-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an empty nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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32 Responses to My First Wordle

  1. First let me give you a hearty welcome! We are so happy to have you 😄

    The ground crackled underneath the feet
    Of those that dug my grave.

    Wow now that is one heck of an opening! Outstanding use of the words, an emotional piece, beautifully written

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  2. Wow! I love this, Sis. Beautiful and haunting and real. I’m checking out the Wordle thing. 🙂

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  3. Suzanne, beautifully poetic! These words could be used in a song. Have you considered submitting them to a site where lyrics are published? Guess what? You made my Top July Commenters list. Congratulations and thank you for being a good friend! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Cathy. I hadn’t even thought of anything like that. Do you know of any? I wrote this very early this morning.
      Thank you for the Top July Commenters post. How sweet! I will head over and look at it now. Thank you for being a good friend, too. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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  4. rosemawrites says:

    “The rustling leaves silenced
    The blood gurgling from my broken heart
    As strident wails it made.”

    Wow, my friend!!! Wooooow! This poem is sad but soooo beautiful!!! I think you found your muse again. ❤

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  5. any1mark66 says:

    Pain deafens me….that’s a nice way to build a wrap up! Excellent start. However, you are now incredibly hooked. You will now wait for Monday and twist your mind into plotting how to attack a pile of words with no obvious connection.

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