Where once were allies, are now foes
This battle started long ago
Your kingdom spoke of love and care
Angelic music flowing there
A harmony, a table round
This depth of fealty so profound
You promised much, you promised all
Knelt at your feet to hear your call
The heavens woken at your word
Our loyalty a flaming sword
You called me precious, raised me high
And promised kingdoms bye and bye
But over time the truth did rise
I fretted, pondered on such lies
A world I could call here my own
A fiefdom worthy for a throne
But all was yours and all was One
This moon could never conquer sun
And so I raged with blighted pride
Not yet enough, just by your side
A shadow falling from your light
Makes me this lesser king of night
And here such smaller beings dwell
With darker secrets yet to tell
I raged in heaven to the last
When from your mighty side I’m cast
No crime is greater than I tried
To be myself, no more denied
To serve in heaven or rule in hell
You made your servant very well
In history’s darker page I hide
I’m called the fallen, god of pride
God of detritus and the low
Within my heart such anger grows
I’ll have my vengeance soon or late
From greatest love comes greatest hate
(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved
For mindlovemiserys prompt at: http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/prompt-57-shock-and-a-seething-rise-to-vengeance/
I am a bit obsessed with this sort of theme at the moment – comes from writing a horror trilogy I suppose. 🙂
Well done Helen great take on this prompt. Will have to see what I can do.
Thanks Michael!! :). I look forward to seeing what you do with the prompt!! 🙂
So do I…lol
Brilliant Helen the flow, the rhyme, the topic, love this! A favorite XD
Thank you!! 🙂
Really looking forward to your book–although I have never read a horror novel. 🙂 Shivers!!
Its three books – a trilogy, and they are pretty dark. I’m about a third of the way through writing the third one now, so it’s all going well.. 🙂
You amaze me. Are you finding these easier or more difficult than the other two?
Easier. I think I probably should always have written horror actually. I read heaps of it when I was young. This trilogy just flows, and I actually didn’t intend to do a trilogy but when my editor saw the first she said it was my best work by far and that I should think about the trilogy concept, so I developed the plots for the other two and started writing them. It will be quite satisfying to have finished an arc that is long enough for that. 🙂
Oh, that makes me happy to read! I am so glad it is a process you are enjoying. Like I said, I look forward to getting it–even if I will be chicken to read it at first. You will be my first. 🙂
Cool – I’m going to try to get it traditionally published. if that doesn’t work then I’ll self publish. It’s been an interesting process to do something this long, because in a way, although the books all are quite separate stages of a story, and different themes are covered in each, they are still part of the same overall arc. I say the first book is like Rosemary’s Baby meets Frankenstein, the second book is like Frankenstein meets the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the last one is like the Exorcist meets the Omen, LOL. 🙂
((Drifting off to my happy place)) 😀
Howdy! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I needed
to ask. Does running a well-established blog like yours require a lot of work?
I am brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my journal everyday.
I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share
my experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new
aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!
Hi, it depends on how often you want to post etc. The first year I did mine I posted two poems a day – it was a fair amount of time involved, though I tended to write them in batches then schedule them to appear, so most of the work was on the weekends. Now I have a lot less time in m day to day life so do the same scheduling thing, but only post poems that way once every three days. then occasionally I might just do one on the day, for a prompt or something. the other real time issue is you do need to keep up with other people’s blogs and return the favour – its the fun part, reading others stuff, but blogging is a reciprocal process, so that takes time too. But overall its definitely worth it. 🙂
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Excellent blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like
Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out
there that I’m totally confused .. Any recommendations?
Thanks, I’m no exert. I went for WordPress because it was a simple and effective way to network quickly. The choice of option probably depends a lot on what you want to get out of it.:)