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Below is the poem entitled Posthumously which was written by poet Xavier Keough. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Sordid, shoddy succubus
Culled consciousness
Mottled, beguiled muse
Hungry for hope
An eruption of erudition 
To be showered with praise
Cleansed pride
Chloroformed strife 

Where dreams tease unkempt hair
And eulogize tear stained verse
Sacrificed on stripped oak altars
Trembling hostages of insatiable sermons 
Sterile sunrises
Mourned by cramped, fertile fingers
I pray to my paranoia of invasion

Viscid footsteps
Shadows of salvation 
Which pass without query
Chortling echoes of obtuse obituaries
As I lie shackled to tomes of obscurity

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 8:13:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be amazing Xavier. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 2:51:00 PM
    I don't know where the words are coming from, but keep sharing them, love and light, vie

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 8:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on having this poem featured this week! This is amazing, Xavier! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 2:06:00 PM
    The vivid imagery forwards your thoughts in a creative way. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 4:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Xavier, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It intrigues the mind. Keep those words flowing Pre- humously. Big Smile, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 1:56:00 AM
    Xavier, congrats on having your work featured...Raul

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Xavier. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:39:00 PM
    Xavier, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Xavier. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 11:47:00 AM
    Wow! This poem is something else....that's all I can say. I think I might have to read it a few more times, bc it's just that good. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. ~Monique 'Bruised Kisses' poet

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 1:45:00 PM
    Xavier, you have a gift for evoking emotion in your poetry. Please don't think of yourself as "undiscovered...shackled to tombs of obscurity." I'm sure many of the other writers on this site have "discovered" your talent as well. Love, Carolyn