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Liquid Lenore

With a whisper from his evil muse
The poet writes his sin
He tries to resist but can't refuse
The evil draws him in

Inspired by drink he writes of death
A raven becomes his choice
With rancid whiskey upon his breath
He gives his words a voice

He actually heard that raven speak
Like none he'd heard before
In whispers from a voice so weak
He heard him say Lenore

He tries his best but to no avail
The bottle he couldn't ignore
The spirits in the bottle fail
And again he hears Lenore

"Go way damn bird," the poet screams
But the raven stands his ground
He takes a drink from his bottle of dreams
Where the spirit of Lenore is found

One more sip is all it takes
As the words begin to blur
Night after night the bottle speaks
As the raven begins to stir

Copyright © Larry Belt

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  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:26:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your poetry today Larry. I will try to come back later this week to read more. I have a spring cold and not up to reading for too long. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 7:44:00 PM
    Great job, Larry. Excellent write, my friend. Good to see you back. Nice going. Best to you and yours. Ralphie

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 3:14:00 PM
    i wonder if this is inspired by poe or is an homage to him. either way, nice job!

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Larry a difficult road..David