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Poetry: Shadows Lurk

Poetry Shadows Lurk

Poetry that I have written for my lovely wife, Rebecca. Presented today for the first time anywhere! Visit her blog at My Faces of Life.

Broken notes
from
little hands
trembling
sweating
escaping across
the
virgin lands.

But
no one heard
no one stirred
when
as the
mournful
notes subside
as the angel
quiet
cried
as her
spirit slowly
died.

Nightmare notes
sound
the dread
echo terror
within her
head
shadows
lurk
and shadows
fall
shadows
vile
beyond the
wall.

Mournful notes
choke
the air
demons tangle
where they
care
terror song
notes of
her terror
notes of
despair.

Poetry: I Capitulate

A cold cloak
chills
my aged bones it
belies
those crimson eyes
those smoldering orbs
those smoking windows
of despair

and yet
I draw closer
I capitulate
I accede
in the knowing
of what is
and what was
and what will
never be
with one touch I’m
entombed
then asphyxiated
then extinguished

my ashes
barely glancing
your frozen ground
your dead horizon
your nuclear dust
before they are
pulverized and
obliterated
beyond the echo
of your
terrifying laugh.

Poetry: Listless Gaze

transfixed
I stumble down
shifting halls of
my angst my
distress
a cold stale breath
stagnates and permeates
its doom
onto my essence.

beguiled
I entomb myself
in the moment
asphyxiating
flailing
clawing
grasping for
desperately
disintegrating walls.

abdicated
I capitulate to
the lair
that cold cavity
pit of dread
that
pool of tears
where my devotion
thrashes plangently.

interred
in the filth
of want
of need
of putrefying wonder
entombed within
every pore
every inch
of my desolation.

moribund
I turn to stone
my listless gaze
fixated ruefully
on the luminance
the far distant
light
where steadfast
dim hope resides.