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The Burning Black Dragon

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The Burning Black Dragon

The moon rises to see nothing
Everything empty, with only the wind left
Desolate despair reaches into an eternity
Vanquished 'till death they part in the shadows

The stench of death billows and furls
Suffocating like a blinding fog
Rolling in and out of consciousness
I wander in this desolate I called ''home''

Now I look upon the wasted remains of things once familiar
Love and hatred mix into one
The burning desire to leave and never come back overcomes
Will-power lost inside; buried beneath

The sights I envision are all I have left
Nothing exactly as it used to be
We built upon everlasting sorrow
Making new out of old and discarding the rest

But as I dwell in ancient memories, I stop
Something is missing in the dreams I encounter in sleep
But there, the memory is uncovered in the blackened mist
Now I may lose myself in never-awakening slumber...

Copyright © Kesha Mashaw

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  1. Date: 12/4/2009 12:26:00 PM
    Simply awesome, Kesha! Goes to my favs! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 8/29/2009 8:49:00 AM
    This is a wonderful, awesome piece; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful poems. You are great KESHAW! Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 5:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 12:47:00 PM
    Congratualtions on being featured this week! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 10:10:00 AM
    Great piece,Kesha. Congratulations! Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 8:05:00 AM
    congratulations on your featured work!

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 3:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Kesha. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 2:03:00 AM
    congratulations on your featured poem, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 1:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on placing in Sami's contest! Nice imagery in your poem.

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 6:45:00 AM
    Kesha, such an amazing write! Congrats on your well deserved win in Sami's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 8:51:00 PM
    Congratulation for placing in Sami’s Contest. Kesha, I love this poem! Ruben.