Tag Archives: sacrifice

To Wear The Crown

Sweet thing so worthy To wear the crown And bear the sorrow That power brings You are here chosen From all around To witness tomorrows Where heaven sings And all your pains And all your pains Are offered up As … Continue reading

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Last Ritual

At the last ritual of a dying world we dance Veiled in red we swarm to mingle in a throng of fiery endings seeking out the new beginnings buried deep below the citadels we burn An ancient call and wisdom … Continue reading

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Crown of Thorns

Down the years we don Our crown of thorns And bleed our dreams On our life’s brittle page Make our prayers to gods Give our sacrifice As though bargaining can make Us rule this weary stage Each year we find … Continue reading

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Blight

A death’s a merry way To worship You might say A blight of history The choice made by men But rising hope Can crash through darkness And its reverie And shine a light And show the path Is here again … Continue reading

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Black and White

Symbolic duality Black and white Balanced held Temporarily What feet may walk Across this chequered floor And what for? Perfect design Each component Like the last In perpetuity What ritual done On a blood washed floor And what for? Between … Continue reading

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Shrine

Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame Silver shrine awaits Supplicant Child of the fates Peaceful passage calls Weeping willows See it all Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame (c) Helen Valentina 2015, … Continue reading

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The Wildness and the Blade, for Prompt 78 Persephone

These childhood games we played The wildness and the blade We’d never shed one tear Our blood ran thick as fear This bride to death in black Calls to retreating backs Cross tempest wretched sky Her ululating cry Each bone is broken, … Continue reading

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Moment – for Prompt 55 Slowly Dawning Horror

There was a moment when you stood upon the stair and all the lights of the world coalesced cascading in your lustrous hair, and men in rooms played billiards into the night And you thought you could still make it … Continue reading

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Exorcist

This perfect crisp winter morn Last autumn leaves falling Lost, forlorn This calling in my soul arises Breaking like a promised dawn A blessing given in the rain Should all the greatest losses Here contain And darker thought’s dominion Will … Continue reading

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Revolution

No more revolutionary thought than love No greater or more simple call to arms Against the tide of persistent individuality And natural, bodily greed Survival instincts programmed For the selfish gene And yet this emotion gestates, arises The phoenix unexpected … Continue reading

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