Beauty and the Beast
In the deep core of her skin
I feel a human who is no saint
Cutting out her heart, ripping everything in shreds
Leaving my prey gutless, in every form of sin
Watch the last beat of her heart as I slowly slaughter your (WIFE)
Thank you for participating as I slowly kill her in every way
Stripping her down to her every woman's way
I slit her throat and watch the red pump out her neck
Gasping, she gulps on her own blood
Gently I reach in and remove her silent tongue
I devour her deepness, for all the beauty you mistook
Detaching all her limbs before she gave God her grace
No pity did I take upon her while she gave one last breath
Look at the empty emotions I left behind in her eye
Staring right back, as I pound a new cavity in her chest
Laughing at her brutal cries!
Confessing, it was time to satisfy her beast
Chuckle at the thought, how beauty up and died
Trapped by my own dark, depressing abyss
Her mind such a waste, a hunger she left behind only I can taste
Her eyes, I will cut and burn, for allowing him to blind her way-
Her red plum lips, I have sewn shut, for never speaking up-
Her tongue I swallowed completely
I could not stand the crying of the soon to be slaughtered sheep
Bathing naked in her guts for not defending herself
Plunging out her spine, pricking my finger on her hip
My blood gushing out thick while hers flows thin
Analyzing while mutilating, myself reflected twin
A mistake it was to lurk, trapping the beauty within
Putting her in a coffin, knowing this will dry up the tears
I'm holding up a guard with an unbreakable shell
My prisoner in this body of lust, forgetting the true meaning of hell
The women inside is dead, I murdered her long ago
The front I put upon is colder than snow
How can I let her find her Beauty-----------(WIFE)
When she still lives with the beast----------(HUSBAND)
I know her only secret,
That will give her life and brighten her glow
Give her a delicate rose and you will see!
The ugliness will melt, and reveal her true identity
*Thank you Beast,
*For reminding me what killed the Beauty
Off with the head
Ruler of her domain
Kingdom all in love with her
Joker enjoyment of her day
Crown comes with hope, more than expected
King is nothing with out her by his side
Crown from birth
Battle with in
Gravel at his feet
Castle guarded armor
Feast prepared just for a king
Lovely mistress among peasant
Medieval time war brought down the peace
Queen rules kingdom, when horse returns alone
I went back into that dark, dark place
Were demons dwell
Lives are taken away
Through the pain
Through the tears
You were there and kept me near.
You saved my life by loving me;
Your silent strength was the key.
Gentle touches and silent words
Let me know that love was the cure.
Depression is my evil curse,
When it planted the seed of death
Your love washed it away
Gave me the strength
To seek the help I needed to keep it at bay.
I’ve walked that dark path so many times
I’ve done lost track,
Things have change
And God’s given me a special tool
To help me through,
I have you and Joshua too,
Rooted deeper is the knowledge
Both of you want me to stay a little longer.
So like a drug addict that has lost their way
I start the road back to brighter days,
There are not enough words to say
I Love You
In every way
May God bless us ever day.
The TV turned on, my darling turned off,
Her face so wan, the skin so soft
Cold to touch in a room too warm
And there on the hutch figurines swarm
As if awakened by séance
Hands held, circling in a ghastly dance
Every nuance, every stance
Living testaments to dying romance.
A ceramic finger's breadth
separates me from my beloved Beth
Berating me for the fates
Mete out to my belated mates
Yet no matter how much blood is spilt
I soundly sleep sans any guilt
Living my life to the hilt
In a house that morbid love has built.
To have and hold means many things
Having naught to do with wedding rings
Or vows of fidelity fondly said
Gazing in the eyes of the newly dead.
Upon pillows the bands were borne
To the hands they were meant to adorn
Hands adored and hands that mourn
Their annualries so lovingly shorn.
Strung on strings about their necks
Valued more than life insurance checks
Memorials of trust won and love lost
What else remains is now compost
For gardens that strike neighbors dumb
In pure envy of my green thumb
And the foliage that numbs
The pain of my brides ere they succumb.
Wedded if only in my mind
With nary a marriage license signed
I walk the path from the door
To the garden where digging is no chore
But a joy that hides the dear deceased
From neighborly eyes and police
And the only thing bringing peace
To Elizabeth, Elise, and Clarice.
June 19. 2014
As I die he will be with me,
I fell in love he had the key,
And always knelt on one knee.
My last thoughts are of him,
As the lights go dim,
Life circling on a rim.
All at once we are apart,
The taste is so tart,
It all hits me in the heart.
You are left to live,
My heart your captive,
There is nothing to forgive.
My cheeks blush so shy,
With a tear in my eye,
As I start to die.
Fear not for I am well,
As many up here can tell,
It is not quite hell.
As I look from above,
kissing the forehead of my love,
I wonder what he dreams of.
I look at him so fondly,
his lips curve so grandly,
as he sleeps so soundly.
I'm like a hummingbird fluttering over his bed,
I wish to be with him but I am dead,
My life over and has fled.
I fear for my love for he is kind,
Strong handsome and well lined,
But now I leave him way behind.
Finding love is like a quiz,
Never knowing what it is,
He needs love from a heart as strong as his.
What’s Done In Secret… Will Come Out In The Open!
I’ve read God’s word, and it’s clearly spoken…
What’s done in secret… Will come out in the open!
I’ve been guilty of this, too many times!
I never thought of it, to really be a “crime?”
“Nobody’s watching” was the thought pondered…
As my mind began to “explore and wander.”
It didn’t take long for my life to go “off course.”
By a powerful wind of temptation’s force!
No matter how many times I took time to pray…
This “secret” held on, and wouldn’t go away!
I went to church on Sunday and prayed and cried.
This “secret” remained, no matter how hard I tried!
God told me, I was to give up what surrounded me!
This was hard to do, but God was there to help me!
Many things I thought I needed, to give me pleasure…
Didn’t fulfill the love that God gave! An eternal treasure!
As each day passes on… I want to humbly confess…
I’m giving my life to God! He’ll take care of the rest!
May the Lord Jesus stir a deep passion within…
May it be my desire to be more like HIM!
God is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow!
I’ve no secrets with him! No more shame or sorrow!
Jesus is the Lord of lords! And the King of kings!
He’s my lord and savior! My everything!
By Jim Pemberton
In the early hours of the morning,
When night holds the world in his soft black embrace,
There are moments when the strain of being away from you
Pierces my heart like a crystal dagger,
And drains my blood and joy away...
There are moments, too, when the loneliness crushes,
A lead weight on my chest so I can hardly breathe
And I lie awake, in pain, staring at the ceiling
My lips whispering your beloved name...
As if by magic I could call to you to my side
Across the endless miles
But of course that’s just a childish wish
The cold hard truth is that you are far away,
In an unfamiliar bed in an unfamiliar land
And here I am, sadly sweetly alone…
Your beautiful smile isn’t the first thing I see when I wake up
Your arms don’t protect me from the ghosts of the dark
And instead of your wise dark eyes,
The only lights I have to guide me are the icy stars
And instead of your handsome face I see only the pillow beside me
Empty and white, in the dead of the night
I do not know?
I wake up in the middle of the night, and reach out to touch you but you are not
And then I remember,
The pain returns as quickly as an express train racing out of a tunnel
A quite cry escapes my lips a silent tear my eyes
I will sleep no more tonight
In the morning I stumble out of bed, not thinking I call your name
And then I remember
I go to the bathroom, no more the clean order of a woman’s touch
But instead the chaotic disorder of the single man
And then I remember
At breakfast I automatically set two cups, milk in both, sweetener in one
And then I remember
For you it’s just another day but for me it’s as if I am trapped in a time warp
I eat my breakfast as if in a trance
And I taste nothing,
I drink my tea and stare out of the window
But I see nothing
Except in the deepest corners of my mind
You are still hear with me
I can see your face and I can smell you perfume
Your laughter fills my heart with joy
And once again I look into your beautiful brown eyes
And I see again the great love and a deep passion in your soul
I reach out my hand to touch your cheek
My fingers brush your dark silken hair
You speak my name
Suddenly I feel your soft touch on my arm
And suddenly I am back and you are gone,
And then I remember
I must pull myself together
I must try to go on
They say time heels, they say the pain will subside
They say stop thinking of yourself
Think of your child
Words are cheap when you don’t have to pay
And then I remember
She looks deep into my eyes, and I see her mother’s love
I see her mother’s passion for life
I reach out and touch her dark silken hair;
And then she speaks my name,
And then I remember
Please god let me forget, just for a moment
Just for a while
Just let my child once again see me smile
Harvest moon casts silhouette
woman communes with heaven
alone on the starkest path
she feels his presence
Decades passed since his demise
but still she feels one with him
knowing his soul awaits her
in eternal life
Brightness from his loving heart
illuminates her journey
she can surmount challenges
with peace in dark times
*Entry for Tracie’s “Dodoitsu Darkness” contest
Dedicated to my late husband John
After she drank his bitter wine of selfish, pathetic love
She slyly sang him her haunted chant
"The laughs on you", she crooned in her soft malicious tune
At times, she could act with chicane
She had many charms when treated well...
Deadly ones - when not
She herself may at times have sinned
But he-had the stain of evil, paltry love
Now...Inside her gossamer labyrinth she lay
Carefully, diligently spinning her web
Revealing nothing-and everything
She'd weave her silky snare inside his heart
Laying her toxic eggs of betrayed despair
Spinning her poisonus venom of painful truth
Her bite is deadly now
She could have been his 'Velvet Rose'
But, he crushed her petals rare
Ending her silken dreams
With his evil malicious schemes
Her spider's web became untethered
Attaching itself by a single thread
To his shoddy veil of evil, selfish love
Now...She is the hunter
And...He is the hunted
In the coming eve...
She'd deliver her poisonous, lethal sting
He'd be noones's lover now
Her threads would cut his miserable flesh
Her deadly venom would seal his fate
Remaining nothing more
Than an ancient, slithering shadow
All along the castle walls
For some time a deadly secret she doth keep
"Revenge”, she whispers, while he sleeps
She was once his only lady
With ivory skin and beauty fair
She fed him nectar from her raven hair
His betrayal seared her hemorrhaged heart
She'd warned him with many words and fiery stares
"Thou shalt not indulge in wicked fare
Be ever so watchful, do not betray
Beware, where thou heart doth leave
Take heed" said she, "Just who thy seed deceives".
In her chamber dark at night, this maiden fair
Planned his demise with scourged nectar, bitter sweet
Stirring her venomous, poisonous treat
Or would dagger to his heart she’d plant
Bid him die a dark and painful lingering death
Upon his sleeping body that she'd leave
As she crept silently into his chamber -
These words she bitterly but victoriously said...
"Thou shalt betray no more.
Thou has sinned against me...
Taken my love in shame
"Betray no more", she said".
Thou is thankfully, forever DEAD!"
Her silken threads had cut his miserable flesh
Her deadly venom had sealed his fate
Now...he remained nothing more
Than an ancient, slithering shadow...
All along her castle walls