“A Love Story” by Lemmy Rushmore

her alabaster skin
fits her ebony dress
with her mascara ran
she’s a beautiful mess

the long, crimson-soaked blade
is a sign of the ache
it’s a sign of how much
one that’s broken can take

but there were other days
some more storied and sane
but long gone they are now
all erased by the pain

wasn’t this that she saw
when into it she stepped
didn’t picture this day
when with both feet she leapt

’twas a small church she saw
and a gown of snow white
thought she’d live out her days
with her chivalrous knight

he was perfect she thought
he was flawless and true
the right one she had found
deep within her she knew

she was madly in love
and this wasn’t her plan
but then this is the tale
of an unfaithful man…

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A lifelong resident of northern Pennsylvania, Lemmy Rushmore is a mechanic by trade and father of three who occasionally dares dabble in the world of words. He now resides in Roulette PA with his girlfriend of nearly 30 years and his youngest son Zayden. Ranging from emotionally dark to horror, his pieces touch on many topics, but tend to lean more toward the darker side of those things encountered daily. First published in the anthology No Sight for the Saved, which features the superbly dark art of Niall Parkinson, Lemmy’s poetry can now be seen in several anthologies including: We are Dust and Shadow, Demonic Possession, Hell II: Citizens/Cellar Door III: Animals, Indiana Horror Review 2014, Bones III, The Grays, In The Trenches, Doorway to Death, JEApers Creepers, Ugly Babies 3, and Toys in the Attic: A Collection of Evil Playthings for which he won the editors choice award. He has released an art and poetry collection through JWK publishing that features nearly 90 of his poems illustrated by Niall Parkinson, titled Between the Walls. Recently he just finished up work on a soon to be released poetry collection titled A Trip into Madness that features nearly 200 poems.

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