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I see the harbinger of the days to come The signs are so clear And the taste of death So rancid on my tongue I have travelled too far And learned too much to deny The crow so dark Against … Continue reading

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All Your Colours

I remember all your colours I don’t think you ever saw them Always searching for the more You were blind to all within And perhaps it was your mother’s words The balm of yesteryear That held you such a prisoner … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn

A crown And books For reformation Reformed you A king A church A guttural cry Gutted you Small worth A kingdom Power taken Overpowering you Just a crown And books For a bloody reformation Reformed you (c ) Helen Valentina … Continue reading

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I always return to you In the end Steadfast you wait Patient and calm You know how I am Wanderer in my soul But I always return To you I know I came from you At the start You are … Continue reading

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We were dancers all In the masquerade We were innocent Of the part we played We just revelled in The bizarre parade Merely dancers in The black masquerade Of the deaths that came In our merry wake We are innocent … Continue reading

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Did You Fly?

And did you fly? I often wonder When I wonder why And yet I think I know Your reasons And your trajectory And what it meant To be set free So you could fly Resplendent in the sky The man … Continue reading

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Each year it turns This ancient world My boat is tilted Toward the moon’s hopeful light There is land in sight And there is comfort This good night I am aging Like the wood Of this sturdy boat My bones … Continue reading

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Angel here attend me I am dying Though my wounds and scars invisible Are not counted in the fallen Just a slow inexorable procession To a dusty end Angel please release me I am broken Though the world around believes … Continue reading

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Lady Macbeth

This year Lady Macbeth Is less repentant Cries on cue and wails Claws the walls Draws tempests down and gails Before the ad break yet curtails Her scripted misery The lady makes such good tv The executives are truly thrilled … Continue reading

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The Fishermen Have Gone – Writing Prompt #167

The fishermen have gone The seas bereft of life A strange deceptive tranquility covers everything We are but ghosts Wandering through darkened streets Not a sound from stamping feet Chained to this memory of life When even the essence is … Continue reading

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