That Elated Kiss
Between us both, that kiss of God
From to and upon the souls within the very cores.
The fruit of this knowledge was not ill-gained,
As meant for mine eyes was the gotten teaching.
Ah yes, the inspired motivator amongst my tongue,
Pure, but deadly, as to protect what is owned
By the cavities that contain ours, the beating hearts.
This marathon to & through
which I gladly volunteer to run,
Has my limbs aflame, enthralled with elation,
Striking down to its knees, the very calamity that
once over took me. Bless you, from above,
as from my lips between us both, a kiss from your lover.
Made of What We Are.Made of What We Are. in Free Verse More Like This
Endlessly in the end,
shall I let flow the passion.
Our own, the love undying
to the very cadence of Heaven's joy.
This paradise discovered,
that when my heart speaks of you,
with a burning passion,
that right away I write away.
Thank you God, for Anael's gift...
This now love from afar,
to this portrait of perfection
That to I shall return....
To this, my angelic fire,
I am bound forevermore,
by unbreakable vows
to that true sense of belonging...
For this living gift,
Shall I be home in a heartbeat,
to fulfill that elated kiss,
To glorify her in full.
Yet Another Fallen HostYet Another Fallen Host in Free Verse More Like This
My, what hope lies
in the half empty glass,
trembling by tremor and leer.
At such a long road's end,
does it rise and shatter.
What understanding have you,
of fear, of pestilence,
other than the existence of self.
Imposed, the creation
to be eventually bled out.
Filthy, the very cause
by which the water rises,
boiling with blisters
in the overwhelming sin
of the ever beating sun above.
Freedom, to the acrostic asininity
now found laughing atop the grave...
the grave of past gone by,
decaying with every bite
of a gluttonous sloth with an ancient cause.
That to my eyes, the mass hysteria,
borderline loss of sanity from the commonalty.
Have I lost track or do my eyes deceive,
the horsemen's tracks are of disarray,
and I know not which one has come.
Now, the angels look onward,
gazing with hopeless eyes,
searching for faith in the fallen creation,
who now wither and crawl,
away as they fall, into the Abyss....
Declines, the signs of the end,
the near and far come and go,
as the war seeps t
Splendid AscertainmentSplendid Ascertainment in Free Verse More Like This
Long did I hold patience for this to come,
and the cliché cupid had at last found me.
As wherein our lips meet,
this living system of mine reminisces.
What memories have remained
in my forgetful storage continue
to serve my jaw the smiles
that you so know and adore...
For whatever reason, you chose me,
and pray I that God had a hand.
Though I deserve not a thing,
I receive beyond the expectations of my prayers.
Long did I await your arrival,
And I don't believe you were a second too soon.
Unbreakable VowsUnbreakable Vows in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Stained, my face with sorrow,
wash it clean with a kiss on the morrow.
Embrace me not from afar,
And allow my soul to shine brighter than any star.
I swear to you that we are only stronger,
and hand in hand, we'll last through eternity and longer.
We fear the same occurences do we not my dear?
I dread the end of this blessing, but the future is unclear.
My darling, you need not worry of my intentions...
It is only the expected obstacles that bring tensions.
Wipe the worrisome tears from those beautiful eyes,
for it will never be our devoted passion that dies.
Calm your caring heart, as I am here to stay.
And away from my vows to you, I shall never stray.
Fallen From On HighFallen From On High in Free Verse More Like This
Embrace sweet calamity,
The darkness which engulfs you now.
Apollyon, of that intrepid verse,
Now awaits, drooling with a gaping mouth.
Of temptation, the liars tongue,
Striking up the deals that bring you only to ruin
Just below, Tartarus waits for you...
And the patient welcoming shall be of no surprise.
Embrace now, bitter calamity...
The retribution that has longed for thy touch.
The clustered storm, prolonged, procrastinated,
hovers over to knock you down.
The portal, that vortex, to plunge you down.
Have you to own, no peace...
only what is allowed to your filthy hands...
Cease To Set SailCease To Set Sail in Free Verse More Like This
Never leave, never leave,
You are the warmth of the blood in my veins.
Cease to set sail on a distance from me.
I am lost in unfamiliar waters.
My love grows, does yours?
In the time of war,
Let only faith keep you alive,
Let only love keep us together.
The waters flow freely with your perfect presence,
The freeze and boil in your absence.
I will never abandon you,
Never leave, never leave.
It's Not Delivery, It's Damnation.It's Not Delivery, It's Damnation. in Free Verse More Like This
So long ago began
the ever growing free for all,
The all you can eat,
dog eat dog world,
are the simplistic struggles.
So out of hand,
that solutions become
straight out and down
from the kitchen above,
down the slip n' slide
through the caverns
of mishaps and mistakes,
I bet it tastes like regret,
and the buyer's remorse,
Reap what you sew say
the teeth of the demon,
With every bite sinks
in a shame filled saliva.
"Maybe we'll slow them down!"
Say the so called thinkers...
I can't help but think against them,
but what do I know?
I'm just a common crumb in the trough.
Above Heaven watches,
restricted by the local law
to keep the peace...
nothing is ever done,
but to keep the balance.
The Devout, The Divine, The DeceasedThe Devout, The Divine, The Deceased in Free Verse More Like This
Three are they,
Of Heavenly origin.
Governed by the Highest Throne,
and led by the Horsemen.
Devout are the Grim Trinity.
As death has never ceased
So true to the cause are they...
By cursed and divine blades.
The Patrons of the Deceased and Dying...
and of those related to the involved.
Divine by right is the Angel...
Unholy by cause is the Demon...
Leader by title is the Nephilim.
By them are taken souls guided,
Through them are souls
released or enslaved.
Right Away I Write AwayRight Away I Write Away in Free Verse More Like This
To my one and only, the beloved whom my heart favors...
For my all & every
The true love my soul has at last found.
I continue onward, producing letters
To grow into words,Words that still yet
lack ability to describe this, our love.
Though my mind works with vigor,
through day until night,
Evermore to the dying beat of my heart.
Remolded have I been,
and forever grasped...
By a bond beyond unbreakable.
The Heart that drums away the beat in hopes
of reaching the ears of some muse...
In hopes of fabricating my rapture...
Right away I write away,
direct from my inner most being,
Out poured to pages for the eyes of my angel.
Fading Flickering FaultsFading Flickering Faults in Free Verse More Like This
The flickering lights,
then dim and faint were they
as the water rose.
joined by the falling drops
from storm descending
down with a lifeless energy.
Upward came each splash,
and back down with a dying sound.
At random was the already spontaneous
of every moment in the life
of every last drop.
So blended now, in the ripples
with the ever uneasy waters.
Like the flickering lights,
did their time become dim and faint.
DreamThere he stands,Dream in Free Verse More Like This
The man simply known as Dream.
He's different now, fallen from grace,
And risen back up to it.
He was a joyous man, but he was beaten,
Torn and scarred, starved and tormented.
How did he get past it all they question me.
I know the answer, only because I asked him myself.
This is what he said to me,
"You can only be broken so much,
Eventually they stop trying,
Then you take every scar,
Every fracture and shattered piece,
And turn them into strengths and advantages.
Since they can't hurt you anymore,
You have nothing left to fear."
He turned his tortured soul into flawlessness.
That is who he is now, a happy wounded soul,
A perfect little broken Dream.
Because You Make Me HappyI write when I am happyBecause You Make Me Happy in Free Verse More Like This
I write when I am sad
I write when I am angry
I write when I am glad
I write because I feel
And tonight I write for you
For you make me happier
Than any who have come before
Your LightI feel the warmth of the lightYour Light in Free Verse More Like This
Living in my heart
Only you could give off such heat.
Vowing to do all I can do
Every second of every day
Your happiness is what I desire.
On this night I ask one thing of you
Understand, my dear, I love you
My QueenFor reasons unknownMy Queen in Free Verse More Like This
I have fallen for you
There is something great,
Something extraordinarily different
That draws my thoughts to you
And I may never know
Exactly what that is
But what I do know is
I've always believed
That my heart belongs
Wherever my mind goes
When it begins to wander
And that can only be you
For you are queen
Of the kingdom of my heart
Dear MoonNothing is worseDear Moon in Free Verse More Like This
Than when you are new
The night is so vapid
Without that delicate light
Being cast upon us
But it's not so bad
At least, not anymore
For now i have someone
That reminds me of your allure
When you are absent from the sky
I long for your return
So maybe you'll return the favor
And remind me of her
VacancyLife has kept goingVacancy in Free Verse More Like This
Without your presence in it
On the outside
It all seems the same
But inside me
There is a vacancy
A room meant just for you
Letting my thoughts wander
They travel past your room
And I can only think
A single phrase
Tu me manques
I miss you
Do They Even Know? (Beautiful World Part II)After years and yearsDo They Even Know? (Beautiful World Part II) in Free Verse More Like This
Of sitting in sorrow,
Watching the Beautiful World
Outside my window,
Feeling pain of separation
The great divide between me and them
It felt as though my heart were made of wood
And termites were slowly eating away,
But they would never finish
There was always more to consume.
I just wanted to die,
To escape torment
But for some cruel reason,
I was never given that option.
Now I just lie on the floor
The carapace of a person
Existing, but not really alive
All days blur together
I'm not even sure, exactly
How long I've been here
Scrunched up in a ball
With all my hope lost.
I just feel nothing,
I've become anesthetized.
And now all I do is wonder,
Does the world outside,
Even know I am here?
Thank You, Dear FriendsWhy am I still hereThank You, Dear Friends in Free Verse More Like This
When I should be down
On the ground
Curled up in a ball
Feeling nothing but pain
Why are they still here
All of my friends
Surrounding me each day
Did I do something
To deserve to have them
I don't think so
But I am glad they are here
For without them
I would most certainly be broken
Thank you dear friends
For not turning your backs on me
Even when I am in my darkest hour
In everything I doIn the second it takesIn everything I do in Free Verse More Like This
For you to race through my mind
The world seems to have stopped
Just to give me time to savor the picture,
The one of you that never leaves my head
And the best part is I get to enjoy it often
For in everything I do, I think of you
You are my inspiration, my hope
Balance to my life is brought by you
So I thank you, my dear, my darling,
Queen and guardian of my heart,
For being yourself.
Beautiful WorldI look into a mirrorBeautiful World in Free Verse More Like This
And I can almost visualize it
The darkness inside me
Breaking the surface of my skin
Covering everything around me
Drowning my room in emptiness
Then I turn around
Walk to the window and look outside
I see everything I can never be
I see the light, I see happiness
Belonging and beauty
When I look upon all that is in this world
I know I am not a part of it
I'm an outsider looking in
Desiring all of it
But when I step toward it
It all just moves twice as far
So I stop trying to go to it
As to not further myself from it even more
Turn On The DarkTurn On The Dark in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When fragile hopes and fears collide
It waits for you on the other side
I can feel the tremors in my soul
I've grown afraid of the masquerade.
Barely holding on, I'm losing control
Wide awake, I confide in the shade.
Sinking so slowly down the drain
Much like the purple pill I swallow.
A voice unheard is a voice in vain
Black rain falls and teardrop's follow.
Shadows loom throughout the room
They cover my eyes like a veil.
Just flip the switch, it'll be over soon
Just pull the curtain over the pale.
The transition rattles my psyche at first
Yet it's a feeling I've always invited.
For when my body becomes submersed
I discover my worlds benighted.
I wonder how much time has past
Fading deeper into the stark domain.
A place like this, shows no contrast
But it's a place I must ascertain.
I call this smoke-filled cell a prison
That harbors questions of fruition.
But like a zombie, I have risen
To greet the face of my mortician.
I'm taken with its abysmal skies
Now I reap the chilling silenc
Graveyard LoversGraveyard Lovers in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On our honeymoon day we drove
Down the mountain pass and cove.
With starry eyes, our love we swore
To be together for evermore.
Tell me dear, have we arrived yet?
For we haven't a moment to lose.
We'll be there soon my sweet rosette
I'll tell you love, you're my only muse.
Tell me dear, who sets your heart ablaze
With an ever so softly placed kiss?
I'm awestruck by your burning gaze
I'll tell you love, you're my eternal bliss
Tell me dear, why your hair remains still
Amongst this harshest of wind that blows?
Your charming smile evokes such thrill
I'll tell you love, you're my exquisite rose.
Tell me dear, why your dress is torn?
It laid so beautifully against your skin.
Unlike this dress, my heart hasn't worn.
I'll tell you love, to cherish me within.
Tell me dear, what is this place?
It looks quite desolate and gray.
My eyes see nothing but your grace
I'll tell you love, we shall not fray.
Tell me dear, why it's grown so silent?
I cannot hear the faintest sound.
Your lilting voice mak
Wilted RoseWilted Rose in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She wraps herself in somber lies
Step out of the rain, don't drown my dear.
Consumed by grief and doubt, she cries
She has but nothing left to fear.
She squanders love as it comes her way
Step into the light, don't hide my dear.
With a wistful plea, she begs him to stay
But does her frail heart prove sincere?
She regrets letting him slip though her fingers
Step out of the cold, don't shiver my dear.
On the tip of her tongue, her lost love lingers
The sorrow foretold that they wouldn't cohere.
Streams of scarlet run down her shoulder
Step into the darkness, don't wither my dear.
All she needs is for someone to hold her
Someone to listen as she sheds a tear.
Silence becomes her, as still as the night
Step into the warmth, don't freeze my dear.
To take that plunge off a bridge, she might
Only to bring forth the end that is near.
She carries on her tenuous life
Step away from it all, don't weep my dear.
Cutting her deep like the sharpest knife
This state of apprehension won't disappear.
The warrior of the shadowsthe warrior of the shadowsThe warrior of the shadows in Free Verse More Like This
seek the light
He thinks being in love
this fight is the last
Love opens the doors
that he did not know
If this angel
if this pretty blonde love passionately
everything can change
his past is not important
what she likes
is the human being
that she sees behind
this blood warrior
A real witchthe night is coldA real witch in Free Verse More Like This
my bag is filled with candies
I meet a pretty witch in the street
I want to share my candies with her
her bag was enormous
and I'm very greedy
I plunge my hand into her bag
there was nothing, it was strange
The witch looked me in the eyes
at that time, I realized my error
this was not a disguise
this girl was a witch
lost in white desertthis evening, it's snowing like last yearlost in white desert in Free Verse More Like This
the first snowflakes fall on the road
I walk in the cold
my body and my hands are frozen
I walk in order to forget this life
I walk to clear my head
I am alone
I light up a cigarette
the first puffs are pleasant
a little cloud escapes from my mouth
an lost unknown in the white desert
a tortured soul who seeks serenity
Eternal sufferingshe looks at each tombEternal suffering in Free Verse More Like This
she seeks the name of his first love
this man was nice and tender
he was aware of her past
he had never judged her crimes
kneeling before his grave, her hands immersed in this cursed land
she cries her sadness and her distress
I loved you, my angel
excuses me, I had not the choice
the abandonment was the only solution
The princess of DarknessThe princess of darknessThe princess of Darkness in Free Verse More Like This
wears a black cape
her hands are cold
her nails are like blades
she sows the pain
at each place where she works
she takes the souls
to feed her demons
she has control with the human mind
her charm seduces
you are obeying
we turn in bondage
in a day or two
you are a slave
in a world of death and blood
out of this gloomy place
pain prevents you from moving
you are trapped
when the light goes out
that you close your eyes
the mistress of hell
is never far from you
LoveLove in Free Verse More Like This
When I am with thee
I am delicate as an autumn leaf
When I am with thee
I am a teenage girl who lives a first love
When I am with thee
I am like a flower that blooms
When I am with thee
I look at a cloudless sky
louve / Wolf :Haiku 3:louve / Wolf :Haiku 3: in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
English version below
un danger proche
a threat nearby
I am afraid of myselfthe loneliness is a bleeding woundI am afraid of myself in Free Verse More Like This
mutilated my body
tortured my mind
with dark ideas has become a habit
I am afraid of myself
I do not like reality
I hide in my nightmares
order to escape from life
a virtual lifebehind my avatara virtual life in Free Verse More Like This
I am queen of a wonderful world
I am a female warrior of a strange country
I am a werewolf
in real life
I am a girl who waits for the love
I am a girl who dreams from another life
I am a girl insignificant buried in the mass
I love you I (REAL Version)There are many ways to say "I love you".I love you I (REAL Version) in Free Verse More Like This
I can tell you:
"I love you"
"Eu te amo"
"Ich liebe dich"
"Ik hou van je"
"I lieb di"
"Ես սիրում եմ քեզ"
"Я люблю тебя"
"Jag älskar dig"
"Rad te imam"
"Ma armastan sind"
"Aku cinta kamu"
"Is aoibhinn liom tú"
"Rydw i'n caru ti"
"હું તમને પ્રેમ"
"Minä rakastan sinua"
And it still woudln't be enough to express how much... I love you!
FearOpen your eyes to face your fears.Fear in Free Verse More Like This
let your heart sill, don't despair
Deep inside, you know you can't hide
danger hangs around, side by side.
You want to call for help, but... who?
No one is coming to rescue you.
You'll have to face, you'll have to fight,
deal with the shadows of the night,
be the winner of the game
- while mysterious voices utter your name.
Not a witch, a werewolf, a ghost...
This is exactly what you fear the most,
much scarier than all the rest.
You feel your heart heavy in your chest.
Enveloped in dread, you feel like blind,
someone is playing with your mind.
Then you know, you don't have a clue,
the monster is inside you.
Any possible help or light is gone,
you are here, and you are alone.
No matter how much you hide, how much you run...
The nightmare has just begun.
LearningI discover more about you,Learning in Free Verse More Like This
you teach me what love is.
I unveil hidden knowledge
everytime you give me a kiss.
The most genuine wonder
when you caress me softly.
Could you help me to discern
dream from reality?
All the ways to love you,
so different from all I knew.
I want do discover everything...
loving you is just so new!
Dreaming? (Message in Silence)Late at night...Dreaming? (Message in Silence) in Free Verse More Like This
is this it what I feel?
Am I only dreaming
or is it real?
Your hand gently
resting on my hips
and your feverish mouth
plants a kiss on my lips.
Your body close to mine,
Awaken, I'd feel my body burning;
dreaming, so is my heart.
Isn't it insane
a moment like this?
You, here, so close,
and I can't give you kiss.
Why am I so tired?
Why I feel so numb?
Please, wait just a little more, dear,
the day is about to come.
PricelessI don't need any presentPriceless in Free Verse More Like This
for me to know you're mine.
Rings are just golden collars.
Diamonds, stones that shine.
Why a bouquet with many flowers
is better than a single one,
if love can't be measured, and
it's enough by itself, alone?
Venice and Paris are nice,
but I can love you regardless the place.
Who cares about "where"
if I have your kiss and your embrace?
Why expensive clothes and shoes as
Chanel, Louboutin, Dior and Louis Vuitton,
if I can love you even better
when we have no clothes on?
Luxury and wealth
are always welcome, for sure.
But my love for you, which has no price
is my most valuable treasure.
Purify me, my LordPurify me, my Lord.Purify me, my Lord in Free Verse More Like This
Please, I humbly ask thee:
Wash my sins away,
Perform wonders in me.
Thy divine son, on the cross;
Redeemed me, bleeding.
A life without thy benignity
Is not worth living.
My heart claims for this
Pure love thou hast for me,
And I love thee, my God,
Now and for all eternity.
I'll open my heart to praise,
Raise my voice to proclaim.
Every part of my being
Gladly exalts your name.
Friends...Friends sometimes will hurt you,Friends... in Free Verse More Like This
tear you apart
and you won't have a clue
of where the blow
has come from.
They may tell they're right
and that, again,
you are wrong.
are not what they seem.
they can be quite mean.
Who's the one to blame?
It's that old story,
That's so lame!
a dirty street, a dead end.
Who would have known
that this is what
I'd call a friend?
We may cry,
complain, feel doubts...
You never know when it comes,
but be ready for the blow.
Is it the end?
but you're losing a friend.
ProfaneFlames running over my body,Profane in Free Verse More Like This
burning vividly my skin.
Your devilish hands and tongue
covering my whole being with sin.
In vain, I attempt some resistance...
How can your touch be so profane?
I surrender to your treacheries, and
like a prayer, repeat your name.
There's no longer any purity in me,
and corruption becomes my elation,
Still, every time we're close like this
is when I really believe in salvation.
Happy 2013!!!Hello!Happy 2013!!! in Personal More Like This
This is something I've ever wanted to do: a BIG journal feature with my favourite works!
It was harder than I had thought!
I didn't want more than one work per artist, but in some cases, I had tons of works I would like to include.
So, it's not "THE BEST WORK EVER", but the one that speaks more to me, the works that marked me most during the year.
They're not in any specific order.
I wanted it alleatory, because, regardless the type of art, the language, etc, I think they 're just striking, and that's the way I want them to be seen: simply fantastic works whatever the category or artist they represent.
by :iconEclecticQuill: by :iconAmeliadosSantos:
by :iconFeyPandora: by :iconClaudia-R:
by :iconAmanda-Graham: by :iconTheLionAndTheFish:
by :iconprussianPersephone: by :iconDuchesse2:
by :iconstellartcorsica: by :
Love StinksWhen you are feeling sadLove Stinks in Free Verse More Like This
what's the sense in romantic songs?
Love is good, they say...
Did I learn it all wrong?
Heart is an attention whore,
love is a vanity game,
romantic stories are just lies -
Now cover your face, and hide the shame.
Forget the trifles and common sense,
remember this one thing:
No one cares about your feelings,
love is rotten and it stinks.
The Ravens of ValhallaO’er desolate shores wept the fate of immortal flamesThe Ravens of Valhalla in Free Verse More Like This
And into a Winter sun I bleed my dreams,
as a thousand years of love & war dressed the sky
Long-ships sailed to the otherworld upon Odin’s breath
Betwixt night and day I wandered, shimmering, peering
— Till my chalice of Dragons blood flowed but no more
I became a warrior lost in the stars, drifting, ever falling,
Until the shadows entombed my soul in Raven-lore
Lo the tempest eerie; ‘magick entwining spirit and flesh
Upon snow I awoke dreary, beneath winged-silhouettes
‘Couldst be, my Princess adored; — last of the Valkyrie!
I recall — myriad of black feathers in leisured-dance,
And our love soared ravenous unto darkness befallen
From the frosts of creation I wrought gloom and desire,
Bore the tongue of fevered winds thru oceans of time
Here thy whispers feasting, I linger, clad in mists of fire
O’ we have lived, in the arms of shadow and vapors
We have sung, in fields of night
A Night of CrowsSoul dark her eyes bleed obsidian, like a fever of liquid-shadows,A Night of Crows in Free Verse More Like This
seeking her lover damned…
And a myriad of talons will seed the sky — a primeval calling
of necromancy and lust untamed
Upon her breath, I whispered softly in winged-caress:
"cast thy nightscapes unto the ache of gossamer streams"
So she closed her eyes and her demon lover hungered long..
— Forever the Crow — shimmering in her darkest dreams
— Arthur Crow © 2012
Sapphire CastlesLavished in celestial streams of rich azure,Sapphire Castles in Free Verse More Like This
her voice weaves thru star-systems with song
Depthless eyes fabled in mystery furnish worlds,
as conquests of time fold into silence...
She is the mystique of the cosmos 'elixir immortale,
embalming the wilderness of dreams
O'er a thousand skies captive in the fever of her ocean;
my breath anchors, where a life-time of souls drown
in brushed whispers of candle flame
Kingdoms of passion unveil in ethereal tides,
as the sun traces her finger tips over my skin
Burning in Pleiadian mythology I reach into vistas
of indigo towards the lips of a Goddess
Unto sapphire castles I sail, adrift in rhythms of euphoria
Evermore I feast in rivers of mysticism;
lucid galaxies undress upon the tip of my tongue
Flame of her kiss Heaven's supernova, where my soul
shall be slain & made into the perfume of eternity
Hues of gold chase the shadows in my veins..
Artisans of destiny paint the odyssey of gossamer winds,
blushing like desert am
Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012
THE CROWGlistening feathers,THE CROW in Free Verse More Like This
Blacker than the darkest night
A specter weaving through the clouds
Majestic is his flight
Piercing eyes reach into my soul
From the netherworld he will come
When I am no longer whole
Spawned from the magick of old
In a lingering mist he waits
Cast in velvet shadows so cold
Roses fall upon my grave
Talons clasp my fading spirit
A fallen love will he save
Shrieks echo across a leaden sky
Life descends to the arms of death
Scarlet tears begin to fly
Memories my heart cannot sever
Broken dreams whisper —
real love is forever
— Arthur Crow © 2012
MYTHODEA ~ Dark Night of SoulMYTHODEA ~ Dark Night of Soul in Free Verse More Like This
In the labyrinth of darkest dreams, I am the pitch
of coldest night
In the solace of the blackest dawn I seek you
Where unblinking eyes sojourn in forests wild,
the kiss of ash and sanguine bespeaks
Whispers of a thousand skies rust and fall
The syrup of the gloaming hums thru the trees..
Obsidian mists bejewel the hunger of my soul,
like silhouettes dissolving into the poise of talons
In murk of scorched grove, Witches tears drip from
the leaves caressing the tip of my tongue
Acrid winds scented by forbidden incantations,
slither deep into the prelude of Love's sacrament
In shallow of ebon fields I bask in beautiful decay,
as black roses drift in ballads of nocturnal reverie
Beneath the providence of dark stars, I am the river;
the ink which you lust mystic poison & naked flesh
Undress thy ache upon sable breath, drink my gaze
Covet my shadow, unto forever you shall drown
Arthur Crow © 2012
Dark ValentineDark Valentine in Free Verse More Like This
Deep in the stillness,
I wander but a ghost thru mists of shadow & sanguine ..
And the trees bathe in the mystique of Night’s serenade
Covet thee my love immortal,
for we are hunters of a dream untamed;
poetry bleeding into the abyss ...
Candle whispers drink a sky of wine, unto where I sojourn —
in the caress of your lips, and ache of darkest Moon
— Arthur Crow © 2013
Hunting Avalon's MoonBeneath a sky of Kings, mortal life quiveredHunting Avalon's Moon in Free Verse More Like This
Warm rains spilled a fever of unborn dreams;
— like a silent song of golden pollen falling in
timeless reverie, seeding forests arcane
The dawn of enchantment crested ancient lands,
adorning the hunger of shadows and spirits
Long I stood in the flow of primeval rapture...
where unto the hallowed beckoned wild
I slept in the cradle of Nature's magick,
windswept in feasts of tongue & flame
Dreams and dreamers, in haste I did reap
And I thrusted my sword into the sky
Ever night's bequest, the stars shall not die
Thru seasons of fabled rhythms I roamed;
— my soul etched into the mists of time
O'er pastel fields, untamed memories seek
In a circle of Kings, I shimmered in ebon robes
Perfumed eyes gathered like nightingales
And I watched upon gossamer tides —
Merlin caught her gaze resting among
the promise of stars and beloved Moon
"Thou art heavenly clad in velvet starlight"
She fled upon his song & wept in quietude,
A Siren's CallA Siren's Call in Free Verse More Like This
Visions of madness shimmer in silvery skies
Horizons of passion drown in timeless beauty
There is a voice so pure that can melt a Sun,
a fragrance so luring that can reap mortal breath
Once thou hath gazed into the eyes of a Siren,
love befalls in a kiss, upon whispers of death
An endless ocean swirls, ethereal waves bewail
the sound of her cry haunts eons of dreams
In the deepest abyss, my soul shall forever sail
For a thousand years, I drifted in her song
lost in restless fever of wanton seas
Gently I reached towards her long silvery hair;
embroidered in tempest of Love's odyssey
Tears of sapphire jewel oceans deep ...
luminous thoughts seeking the nectar of bliss
Among flesh and shadows, I crave evermore
Lips unveiled, blackness approaches
my destiny entombed by the Siren's lore
When the world turns forever still,
only the sound of her fleeting whispers remain,
like echoes of rain, suspended over the sea
Arthur Crow © 2012
silence translates for me,I brought back silencesilence translates for me, in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
so you could get the answer
you needed to hear
the thing about writingthe thing about writingthe thing about writing in Free Verse More Like This
is that it gets lodged beneath your skin
like your favorite dress caught
and tangled in the thorns
and all you can think about is
how it itches, how it hurts
how out of place, yet familiar it is
amongst your skinny bones
and stretched muscles
the thing about writing
is that you get lost in the metaphors
too often and too carelessly
to make much sense of the rest
and everything suddenly becomes a
breathing poetic device
the thing about writing
is that every story gets shifted
to the point where it gets
harder and harder
to tell the difference between
dreams and reality
i lie to ghosts.it's late.i lie to ghosts. in Free Verse More Like This
i don't understand things after midnight
like why i wear purple nail polish
instead of the popular funeral black
or why i live in a house with crooked floors
and a rotting deck
i don't understand why i listen to music
that doesn't mean anything,
music i don't even like. but i do.
or why i like to pretend i have pretty words
when i don't. they're all uglyuglyugly.
ugly masked in floral metaphors.
i don't understand why i type in lowercase
and write in uppercase. always.
or why i need sleep
when dreams don't exist.
i don't understand why i'm terrified,
my skin peeling away from my bones
in a distressed urgency
or why that makes me shiver.
the only thing i understand
is the feeling of drowning with the lights off,
in a world of varying shades of gray
and i know,
that i am just static between four walls
that don't stand a chance against this hurricane.
awakening.for the first timeawakening. in Free Verse More Like This
isn't like flurries
of marching ants
over a wasteland
of puckered skin
and sun burns
for the first time
knees falter into
on copper ground
threads of violet
defying the sky
for the first time
to find loopholes
in coiled muscles
and weak tendons
to break up bonds
as if not to allow
of feeble wings
for the first time
blood cells swim
in thick fluid from
noses onto lipstick
hiding the fractures
and forming ripples
in words gushing
into air until it's
time to swallow
the sounds of silencesilence is an unspoken evil, one that hangsthe sounds of silence in Free Verse More Like This
off mouths filled with cigarette smoke
and licks the lips of boys with the eyes
of soldiers that saw too much, too little
it is what drags a tremble from my spine
to the nerves inside my palms; it is the
sound of night when i can't sleep,
and the quiet after a speeding tunnel
there are creatures of the night
that will tell you, silence is the sound
of freedom, but to them i ask, what if
the silence is living inside of you?
stained grassI used to wonder about the grass and how it clung to your clothes, marking them green with envy. It left a quiet trace of something so alive on the shell of someone who had forgotten how to be a part of the living. The grass, like clay, would mold around your body, only the imprint of a boy remaining. It would keep that way for days and I often question whether that was Mother Nature's way of giving you a place to call home; a place you could slip into and hide away.stained grass in Short Stories More Like This
I asked you if I could hold your hand while you waged wars with the hole in your heart, the deep pocket that would never be filled. You held on as long as you could, keeping me up on nights I really should have been sleeping, and I clung to every piece of you my fingers could carry. I knew I should let you fold yourself into the pocket of your heart, but I always thought I could find a place in mine. I had enough room, but you just wouldn't fit comfortably, like the chair we tried fitting in the trunk of the car
Magic Lies Within Betrayal:all you do is scream and shout. it hurtsMagic Lies Within Betrayal in Free Verse More Like This
my ears, i can't get out. you make me
listen until i hear no more. the staircase
is getting sore. magic lies within betrayal.
:cast your spell. i'll ring the bell. news will
travel fast. now bind me in your cast. do
you want to be part of the pack? well, magic
is the newest black. not all can wear it well.
:demons and monsters promise lives of such
sin. will you defeat them, will you win? some
shall stay victims of magic they knew not. just don't
get caught. i hear your footsteps on the stairs.
:i have found my own spell to silence your screams.
maybe its not what it seems. my shield will save
me from the rest. in your home and on your stairs,
i am just a guest. magic lies within betrayal.
summer passed.we grew up watching the sunsetsummer passed. in Free Verse More Like This
crawl over our backs like spiders
invade damp bedclothes in dusty
we began speaking, singing the
songs of wallflowers in morning
rain while the blue ink swelled
from our wrists. the effects of
homemade tattoos made from
cheap pens and sticky fingers.
we smelled of history textbooks,
science experiments and barely
sharpened pencils. we were the
echoes of school bells, wedding
bells and sleigh bells. we were
we spent hours lying on rooftops,
smoking cigarettes and calling to
the ocean through seashells. we
spent too much money on records
we couldn't play and far too much
time picking which one we'd listen
to first if we could.
we pretended that rocks were the
frozen hearts of ghosts and should
be swept out to sea so we skipped
them once, twice, three times but
the waves always swallowed them
we were ripped jeans, broken tea
cups, fluttering curtains, hushed
midnight getaways, sandy kisses
and faithful stereos.
but we are still only pas
limited air supply.it's time to start the countdown. anxiety crosseslimited air supply. in Free Verse More Like This
the days from your calender. more stars shine than
you care to look at. instead your counting footprints
in wet cement. will you hear the drum roll before your
name goes unannounced? too bad you weren't there to
see the spotlight fade. keep that diary sealed with a lock
and throw away the key. no one can see what you have
seen. words will tumble from the pages making secrets
not secret at all. don't try and alter what has happened.
there are more X's on your calendar than empty spaces...
you're already on a limited air supply.
i n s a n i t y.sometimes nightmares are the dreamsi n s a n i t y. in Free Verse More Like This
we secretly want to come true
one can get d i s t u r b e d by the sickly sweet sense
of false reality
and everyone knows you can't dream a real dream
if you're too busy to read the bedtime stories
it's so easy to get caught up in all the madness of lies
Ophelia's MarchShe stands tallOphelia's March in Free Verse More Like This
Amongst the ashes
Of her all
A child in a misshapen form.
Spectres of memory
Cloud her countenance
Her eyes, bright and keen.
Scanning the horizon
She traces the unchartered peaks with her tongue
Delighting in the worn roughness
Of cracked enamel
And the taste of metal.
She is far
From her bloody body
Scarlet marring translucent white.
She takes a small, teetering
Finding her new feet
Feeling the comforting crunch
Of Bone and sand and dust
Dream StateKiss you in darknessDream State in Free Verse More Like This
The sweet embrace of your arms
The sweet embrace of your lips
Never forget her smile of meeting
Never forget her face as you left
Hooded figure in the land of heat
The meeting place of dreams I never knew
Escape and but don't say goodbye
Escape to the airport
To wake up from this beautiful dream
Realise a thought never known
Leave with a smile of an attraction
Built on longing for meetings between souls
Never forget her smile of meeting
Never forget her face as you left
Don't forget that feeling of waking
ConfessionsMy throat is chokingConfessions in Free Verse More Like This
Closing shut at the thought of these words
I'm choking on myself and I can't breathe
Although you're far away
I can still imagine you here
Where these words would choke me to silence
Tonight I'll use these fingertips
And send these thoughts intentionally
I'll rebuild what I've destroyed
I'll be better than I was before
ConnectionsI love youConnections in Free Verse More Like This
Remember them all
Everytime I say it
It's a piece of me,
I give to you
I see all you are
And you're beauiful
You're worth it all
I'd give it all
All the inside ways
Things no one knows
Our private communication
In plain sight
Like the penciled bats in heaven
You're a star in my mind
And the angel on my shoulder
These are all the things that remind me of you
You're all around me
Everywhere I go
In everything I see
You're forever in my heart
Forever in my mind
And I'll love you
Until the end
Is this all I am?A hand in the darknessIs this all I am? in Free Verse More Like This
A kind word conveyor belt
Rhyming off your qualities
To squash your insecurities
Is that all I am?
When you need me
When no one else is
I am the last call,
Because you know I'll always head your call
Is that all I am?
Desert TombYour smile turned to sadnessDesert Tomb in Free Verse More Like This
In the confines of my home
You've come so far
Travelled miles alone
To this desert tomb
This can never be
Because this is just an impulse
Rapid neuron firing sequences
Lighting up my dark home
I can't forget your smile
I'll never forget your tears
Because you are all that's real to me
Floorboard dreamsThe truth,Floorboard dreams in Free Verse More Like This
Is a terrible thing
Is denial of such a fearful truth okay?
Your floorboard dreams of salvation and redemption
Brought fourth in fear and denial
Spend your darkness days in squinted eye
Always looking for silver salvation
Pain is nothing
Deprevation is nothing
Pure unrelenting drive to find that which will save you
But that will kill us.
Is denying a truth terrible?
Not wanting to know whats in the floorboards
Not wanting to know whats in your hands
Not wanting to know the monsters you hide
ShadowsLeave me in the shadowsShadows in Free Verse More Like This
Leave me in the dark
It's better this way
I have to face myself alone.
I can't let me hurt you
I am not strong
I am not great
But I am a survivor
And I will survive this
This isn't loveI see you laid before meThis isn't love in Free Verse More Like This
I see your perfect form
I want to hold you close
To feel you shake
Taste the fear
On your sweet skin
I want to enter you
And feel you break
Hold yourself close to me
To Feel your skin raised
Trust me tonight
I know these nerves
And how to explode your home
Let yourself go
Bring your claws to this fight
Become an animal in the dark
Let go of human right
Drink my blood from your fingertips
Sink your talons into my flesh
Navigate through my chest
Feel my heart beating raw
Take it while it's warm
This isn't love
Stay tonightDon't leave meStay tonight in Free Verse More Like This
Don't leave me here tonight
Alone with my treacherous mind
This room of mirrors
I can see me
I can see all of me
But I can't see who's my enemy
I need you tonight
I need you here with me
Someone real, I can see and hold
Someone to bring me back
Someone to remind me of what I have
So will you stay tonight,
And help me through this darkness?
Another Night, Another DayTo end this dayAnother Night, Another Day in Free Verse More Like This
And start a new
I find myself alone without you
So tonight I'll lay awake
Surrounded by my comatose state
Imagining all that is
All that was
And all that shall be
Tonight I wont sleep
And so tomorrow I wont wake
I'll just lay still in my comatose state
And all that I wish would be