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Author Name: Freependeriki 2 Comments
Date Added: September 20, 2011 12:09:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I hold a crown floating
in shadow of dark longing
where blood thorns hang
from fetid boughs

I see a figure standing
cowled in rimes of dark
scythe and hourglass held
over bones

I hear a voice chanting
in a room of hallowed stone
parables of warnings
to the void

I speak in strange tongues
to acolytes of yearning
words of reason's fear
for the truth

I walk on cold trackways
beneath a waned moon
In the haunted light
blooms a desert rose

I feel a lantern glowing
in night's fatal gloom
a spark in hopeless hours
before dawn

Author's Notes:
This is the first of 2 Poems looking at opposites.....the dark and light sides of our perceptions...............
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 21, 2011 09:15:46 AM Report

This reminds me of haunted darkness of a scary movie so vivid and scary holding my breath

as the sounds of the night creep down my spine and my heartbeat beating loudly...

 Wonderful story poem...

 Always ~Scarlett

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 20, 2011 04:40:30 PM Report
Bleak, stark, and very effective writing.

I see a figure standing

cowled in rimes of dark

scythe and hourglass held

over bones

Nw there's an image that stays with you...Excellent writing...len


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