Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 26, 2016

Rosebud~by Paul F. Lenzi





Scene from “Citizen Kane”

(Regarding “Citizen Kane”)

end of innocence

imprints its tragedy

under the skin

upon lips in extremis

failed man of great

worthless success

in mad grip of

insatiable wants

all alone in a crowd

of dead lovers

forsaken by friends

held forever in pity

he deeply despised

bitter irony

ever remembered

as less than

he thought of himself

crystal snowglobe

of dreams

fallen shattered

a boyhood sled

source of his

long absent joy

now consigned to

indifferent cold

plebian flames


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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