Love Poem: The wounding of innocence
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Written by: Chris Peers

The wounding of innocence

Keep forever magenta memories,
chased in fields of old mud, barefooted,
  allow disgrace and stigma to reveal,
fading amber secrets,
of indelicate curiosity,
  scarlet laughter invited burgeoning confidence,
callow and covetous intrigue dissatisfied,
  Mother Mary's flower bud sinned against,
when carnal instincts overwhelmed,
  aching wounds of then still burnish,
but clemency is forever void of her embrace,
  when the sullied clothed in midnight blue,
wept for fading Spanish guitars,
and thunder rumbled to the turquoise sea.