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Valley of Regret | by Leah Johnston
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Valley of Regret

Illustrates my words:


You came to me this evening

In the shadow of a kiss

I thought that I had lost you

To the early morning mist

You took a humble helping

While I took all I could get

You took my heart and hid it

In the valley of regret


I trembled in your branches

Like a newly opened leaf

I was a shipwrecked sailor

That was waiting for relief

Who sacrificed his body

To the ocean in your debt

And took his final breath inside

The valley of regret


Eclipsed by lust, we reveled in

The irony of youth

I took to magic mirrors

That did not reflect the truth

You took to making altars

To a secret statuette

Who ever would have thought

we’d find the valley of regret?


You damaged me with rainbows.

I ravaged you with rain.

I thought the only way to love

Was through a path of pain

We sang our sappy love songs

As our summer sun was set

Then burnt our angry torches

In the valley of regret


I’m fighting on the battle lines

I’m giving it my best

I probably will die here

But at least I took the test

I’m raging for the glory

And I’m running for the sweat

I’m taking all my chances

In the valley of regret.


**Hope you guys aren't getting too tired of these poem illustrations. As you've probably guessed, I'm trying to assemble a collection, and poems are a really good source of inspiration for me. More outdoor shoots on their way! Before and after available on my blog**


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Taken on June 29, 2009