Tag Archives: guilt

Masquarade

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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Conviction

Judge and jury here preside Truth and justice stand beside See the verdict reached with pride Wisdom deep and dark and wide Call him guilty to his face All your fears and doubts replace Of this journey leave no trace … Continue reading

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The Name

Here I make prayers to broken stones Where weeds are overgrowth, and old Where footsteps have so seldom known How blood is thick and ground is cold A penitent pathetic at your feet I have burnt out my very soul … Continue reading

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Refrain

Many years ago We were drenched in snow In the forest deep All our secrets keep How we made our vow How it haunts us now Shall we meet again Sing the past’s refrain? There the words we spoke Wore … Continue reading

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Rocks

I remember these rocks, do you? The water washed away the blood Across my mind such memories flood I cannot still contain their force And you just watch me And laugh, of course It never mattered Never mattered much to … Continue reading

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Take Me Back – for Prompt 31 Take Me Back

He stood Bedraggled urchin on the doorstep He was a parcel left open in the rain A supplicant gazing into my unblinking eyes one more time ‘Take me back’ I’d envisaged this moment a thousand, thousand times But not like this … Continue reading

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Beige – for Prompt 30 – Colour

Beige is the colour of guilt Cream white besmirched by dirt A half-hearted hue, it is dull dismay left over drying on a concrete floor Maroon the colour of regret Blood soaked purple lost like something decaying in the wake … Continue reading

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Alumni

Do you think they know our secrets, as we gather in this room, this forum of contrived memory as all bonhomie, all networks bloom? Do you think they know the truth of us, this alumni born of hell? And should … Continue reading

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Silence

A silence fills this house The clock grows still And on the window sill This fractured night No songbird will alight Not even breath will stir Mouths are silent Yet deeply violent Messages they convey Before the break of day … Continue reading

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Thrice

Pity me, he said Look and see I’ve bled My forsaken youth Is my final proof I am innocent Of all dark intent Pity me, he said Look, see how I’ve bled Forgive me he cried Though I’ve thrice denied … Continue reading

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