Far Too Young

Far Too Young

Dark shadows drift across my mind,
Like saints and sinners marching blind.
As thoughts of painful past invade,
Memories of tomorrow fade.

Watch the credits roll to the end,
Far too young to bury a friend.
The rope unravels, thin and frayed;
Memories of tomorrow fade.

Shards of sunlight pierce through the heart,
Forcing dense strands of grief apart.
Denied by surgeon’s cold steel blade,
Memories of tomorrow fade.

Dark shadows drift across my mind,
Memories of tomorrow fade.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
February 12, 2021

This is another Kyrielle sonnet to add to my Dark Sonnet Series, written in memory of the high school friends that have passed. Just this past week, three have died, along with several online writing friends. It’s far too sad, and far too young!! RIP my friends.

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 49.13 Topic: Memories of Tomorrow
Hard Bonus (2 points): Use a Billie Eilish Song Title (Watch, Bury a Friend)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a School Mascot (Saints) 

This week’s pic


1.  A hummingbird’s delight
2.  Sipping sweet nectar
3.  Thirsty
4.  Little hummer
5.  All of God’s little creatures
6.  Feed me
7.  Ruby throat hummingbird
8.  Sugar adrenaline rush
9.  What’s the buzz?
10. Watermelon sugar high

Topic:  Lika     Picture:  Lissa


  1. Beautifully expressed Colleen. We are losing far too many too soon indeed. (((HUGS)))

    1. Thank you – we certainly are. It’s very sad to hear all this heartbreaking news. (((HUGGS)))

  2. It has been a rough week, for sure.

    1. It sure has been a rough one. And we were hoping 2021 would be a better year…not starting out very well at all. 😦

  3. tylermyrth72 says:

    It certainly has been a painful year so far, hope it gets better

    1. Me too, my friend! *fingers crossed*

  4. Irene Melgoza says:

    2021 has not been kind, that’s for sure. Lovely tribute, though.

    1. No it definitely hasn’t. I think we’ve all been living in a bizarre kind of hell for the last 12 months. Hugs

  5. likamarie says:

    Far too many have left us behind. Beautiful tribute to those who entered the spirit world.

    1. Yes they have… the deaths are coming faster and it’s almost too much to bear at times…. thank you for your kind words! ❤

  6. Michael Todd says:

    You are on a roll, Colleen. The good kind.

    1. Awwww thank you, friend! And I am so so terribly sorry for the loss of your father so recently. Sending lots of love and prayers to you & the family. 😥 ❤

  7. Loving the dark sonnet series. 8 points Earthling

  8. falcon1974 says:

    There is never a good time to lose someone. However, this is a wonderful tribute.

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