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'Screaming Skull'

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By H-P-Lovecraft   |   Watch
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Published: December 19, 2005
As I lay my head down,
I hope i won't see,
Another entity of insanity.

I hope in vain, he does not come tonight
he bears no wings, yet he takes flight,
He is not permitted, but he bears the Scythe,

As I lay my head down,
It grows very cold,
And their appears a skull, archaic and old.

I hope in vain he leaves me now,
he has the souls of the lost, i don't know how,
He is the Reaper's Right hand, and he won't cease now.

As I lay my head down,
I know his true mission,
He wants my sanity, 'tis his intention.

I hope in vain he will not scream,
the souls of the lost are to be set free,
my weary mind can't take this, i can't even read

What he will do next, i do not know,
Why he needed me, I do not fathom,
when he is defeated, I do not know,
Until then, his agenda I do not fathom.

My sanity is his,
I cannot go on,
May the screaming skull forbid you sanity and sleep.
© 2005 - 2019 H-P-Lovecraft
the full title is "Screaming Skull Won't Let Me Sleep" but it won't all fit...this is the poem inspired by the drawing.
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dontkillthellama's avatar
wow... this is pretty awesome...
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
well thank you, it's very strange and creepy. Good stuff.
dontkillthellama's avatar
yeah... your pretty mature for a 13 year old...
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
why thank you, and you're mature for a...whatever age you are. I think.
dontkillthellama's avatar
lol 16 - 17 in 3 days thankyou very much :)
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
well, Happy early birthday to you then....umm....I'd give you a drawing dedication, but I suck at drawing.
dontkillthellama's avatar
lol... a poem dedication then
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
I'll give it a shot then.
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AlyahnDarkelf Photographer
Your poetry is amazing!
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
ah, so there's less critique from you about my poetry then about my artwork, as i suspected.
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AlyahnDarkelf Photographer
As rude as your comment comes across, I'll try to be polite back:

- I found nothing to critique about your poetry becuase I thought it was very good and there was nothing to critique

D.U.H.

Do you want commenters to be honest or not? Honesty is the best way to improve in both writing and drawing.
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
yes i know, but most honest people have told me my poetry is great and my drawings suck. I'm trying to improve my drawings on my own time, but I would appreciate it if people wouldn't comment on old news.
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freez3l Writer
Keep on keepin' on. Even if the skulls and their screams replace the dancing visions of sugar plums this holiday season.

More often than not, though, it's the screaming synthesizer that lulls me to sleep. Good god Amon Tobin can turn out the good shit.
SillySnowFox's avatar
:drool:

Makes me want to play Call of Chuthu.....
Monoxx's avatar
Hello,
I dont like poetry (in general) very much, but this one is very good. Keep up the good work.
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
thank you, I will.
FenrirsFollower's avatar
this one is good.. really good, i feel the terror of the inocent as he lies there waiting for insanity to take him, it's so wonderfully written. but this one ;

"I hope in vain he leaves me now,
he has the souls of the lost, i don't know how,
He is the Reaper's Right hand, and he won't cease now."

i don't really like rims, :) but it works to give the poem a bit of panic, it's like you didn't know what to say so you paniced and used the same word..

great

FF.
H-P-Lovecraft's avatar
that is the feel its supposed to give, not rythmic, though you can follow it...and not discordant, but panicked. That is one of my least favorite parts of this poem, but my favorite is the last 3 lines. Thanks for the comments!
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