Death is all in the mind
Thinking only of it for sometime
Will things be different or the same
When I am gone under my tame
Knife to use, to let skin flow
Blades from shave, let blood go
Cuts on the arm
Now fades, so don't be alarmed
Cuts on the leg
Look like dark threads
Slits on the wrist
Barely seen, it's a twist
Thinking it was over, how wrong
Hiding in the closet, deaf for long
Here, the face is purple pale
But still breathing well under life's spell
Running to the restroom
Forming the cuts again in my doom
My blood mix's with water
Turning pink, may not utter
Head first; deep
Thinking it will be better in my sleep
Diving in deeper, losing more breath
Knowing I could do it, it was like theft
Coughing up water from the mouth and nose
I quickly get out for my clothes
Sports bra seen
An idea rings
Again with the cold face
But dying wasn't a race
Stopping, for is wasn't too tight
Now I've face no light
Bed time rose
My face and my nose
Both covered by a pillow
I die my good fellow
Yet, it did not close this neck
Trying to find, I am recked
For a new way to end
So I won't have to begin
Choking at school
No one notices me, a fool
With my hands on my neck
Ready to ride hell's deck
Options were limited
And my life was sprited
Trying so hard
But there were no death cards
That's when I see
That this life was meant for me
Now I waste no air in my fate
And stopped my early expiration date
The virgin page is spread before me,
pristine as this prissy white township,
and my own tameness is tedious,
and guts me, like the port-slaughtered fish.
I need to puncture the pallor
with black words, tough and dark
as the jet that veins these cliffs.
What courses through my veins
is insipid, light-drained.
Speared by these ink-dark thoughts,
what blackens my nights
like mourning jet?
Last night I dreamt
a whirlwind of wings:
amber-eyed gales of gulls,
ebon storm clouds of bats.
I feel the snare
of my engagement ring
tightening its finger-trap.
I shrink like a nightshade
from the sun's gold goad.
And I have learnt
that what is graveyard-cold
can be cremation-hot:
sultry breaths upon my breasts,
and a sharpness like a needle
piercing the lily of my throat.
By day I am porcelain-pale
with the primness of afternoon teas,
pleasant walks under parasols,
genteel small talk.
By night I am moon-white,
beckoning blackness in -
a harbour light penetrating dark,
luring a ship towards land
to snag in sand arms of the strand.
And a prow stakes moon-bleached beach.
Night lopes through streets.
Moon-howls loop, shadows leap,
wings at windows beat,
and a dusk-light lust grazes my throat.
Enter by moonlight or invite,
impale the pale;
I'm blood-wet with desires,
have needs to feed;
sinking and drinking in sunset red
that has bled and spread
like a staining of ink.
a slightly different take, for 'Be Bram Stoker For A Day' contest
Twenty five years of grave digging finally unearthed a new birth;
Emergence into a sacred world where the secret wisdom of simplicity
The connection was made, the gift giving;
Spiritual fire burned above his head.
He spoke in tongues of angels, wrote a revelation in
Divine script to be read by the mourners and widows.
Eulogies long overdue, delivered
To the souls that were left behind.
Now dangling in purgatory with outreached grasping hands
Toward heaven and feet smoldering in hell.
Waiting for the “Great Provision” to pull them into
The sanctuary of submission.
We’re breeding filth to teach them how to further destroy ourselves. Oroboros screaming louder than any Pentecostal. Penetrating deeper than any Catholic priest. We consume to further this consummation of decay. The brood awakens so we may teach them how to destroy themselves. Curse the son of weakness, cast aside. Damn the father’s eyes, a coward’s failure to rise as lord. No tears are shed for fallen false prophets. Only whispers from the furious dead. Master, Deceiver. Torn apart to feed the youth. Perish so many may flourish. Clawing through the womb. A septic vessel, rotting tomb. Never again will we awaken in the belly of lies. Forced fed chaos of the mind. I cut the cord and bleed the bit*h dry.
Circling above on a sun shiny day
The raven twirls within his dreams
Of horrors soon to be inflicted
Soaring in the skies
The Preacher reads from the holy book
Collections duly collected on chanted psalms
The raven above with a sinister smile
He knew god’s plate was not full enough
Dark clouds from the east flew with the wind
Under the ravens command
As lightening struck the village steeple
Fire and brimstone, hell on earth
Humans who once lived by their daily bread
Became the bread of crows
Telegraph poles free to weep the news
As the crows feasted on the burnt flesh of our sins
The ravens’ heart pleased to share his torment
Amongst the brethren of feathered dark angels
The greed of humans shall be ridden of this earth
Crooned the raven under the spotlight of the devils moon
All were dead, the children too
All but one lone poet, so it seemed
Arms outstretched, clasping at pen and ink
Dying, dying to tell this black tale
Now, in tranquility, lies the village graveyard
Somber, quiet, flowers cover the horrors
Of that unholy day, of the ravens sins
His laughter echoes, echoes the pain
It is said, in the heat of summer nights
Crows sing and dance
As they feast on the remains
Of us, all of us, poets and all
Beside the village in the swamp
On that a very somber twisted day
An alligator lazed upon the shores
She, the only witness, to this feathered fiendish crime
In stealth she watched, scales of justice
A billion years of Gods creation
She slithered towards the stench of death
Teeth primed for an easy meal
A baby, oh so small, shivering in a fog of illusions
Looked into the eyes of the raven above
She saw that hell may very well come from above, not below
She resigned her baby cries to eternity, momma dead and gone
The alligator, teeth sharpened by natures instinct
Darted forth, and jaws stretched, swallows the baby whole
Slithering back towards the swamps shadows
The raven provided this nights’ meals gratuit
She spit out the baby, and licked her cheeks
Providing both substance and loving warmth
Hell may live above
Mercy and compassion may come from the swamp
High in the sky
Lost this little one
The Butterfly smiled
Blood flows like a river below
Crows feast on dead souls
The moon becomes full
The night becomes a stage
The curtain drops
Capella from the chapel of the stars
Andante so they all die a slow painful death
Inert bodies pile under the stage
I fly away
Entwined in a lovers sweat
Passions sated, as a cool breeze
Brings in the scent of the night
Tongues tasting of wine, fully satisfied
Eternal happiness, could this be?
Or should I run under gloomy tormented skies?
Hand in hand we traveled, across the fields of love
Sur le pont d’Avignon
We danced the night away
Round and round did we go
Our love fell into the Rhone
Devotion seemed a certainty
Love was passions muse
Broken, life fell in the abscess of my demise
All I truly desired, left sur le pont
The battle of Avignon left me defeated
As my memories fade, melancholy recalls to me
The kiss that never was
Meant to last
The Countess' red ablution flows its sinful course,
in dark she transfers souls to demons' places cursed,
vampiral maid, behind the walls; her laws endorse
insatiate, immoral cause of bloodbath thirst.
Chiropterans surround her deem, and crimson ooze,
an evildoer that the daylight abnegates,
with sculptured emblem that consists of three bear claws,
expends her victims when their flowing rate abates.
Defiled, cossets the simple mortals in her play
with hundreds of fake promises, in lustful mist,
a widow of relentless touch, apt to betray,
both male and female corteges, that once she kissed.
The sullied Countess nobbles hence in bare contempt,
infernal victims; blackened angel drifts
in frantic, detrimental passion that sins' tempt
advance her thirstiness to delactation shrifts.
She ravages upon the crimson brinks of baths
as immortality befalls, effete maîtresse,
denounces ethics, raves upon ungodly acts,
deriding e'er wickedly her victims' stress.
® 12/05/2013, G.Venetopoulos
Tossed my slippers, walked barefooted
through the alley of my wall where my paintings are adorned,
saw the canvasses lined neatly on wall
where dim light of longings path throughout the hall...
Chosen good ones, brewed best
aroma of this black coffee so crisp,
haunts me in a night's fright
of tormenting silence throughout the night!
A teaspoon of sugar is added
with this black coffee in my mug is mixed,
halt for a while to smell it's effects,
savoring the bitterness as it touches my lips.
I traced to hallway, stood at the glass window,
3: 30 in the morning, no one not even any vehicles flow,
into the streets lights blinking routinely
as my mind wander for an unhealthy imaginary.
A shot of gun, bullet on my shoulder
as I escape from a path so dark in my mind which alter,
I run...run as fast as I could
and lift the gun out of my motorbike's hood!
A shadow...laughing and running
in my mind he is chasing,
I stop, look and lean
on the dark wall of the 14th street so clean.
But wind blows suddenly steadfast,
dirt and dust kissed my face and blinded my eyes,
I am blind for a split in 15 seconds
and there the man stood afront of me and beckons!
Grabbed my arm and snatched the gun
twisted me facing the wall with his arm so damn,
I felt his anger through his breath
and say, 'Lady, end of your road, enough, have a rest! '
Then he forced me to face him
grabbing me by hand so firm,
his weight upon me, so close I can't breathe
and my surprise, his face mellowed and plant me a kiss!
Split seconds, that vision came
and I realized I am so lame,
that imaginary vision strikes me well
and brought my black coffee to chill!
A Black Coffee's Chill...!?
(I believe that visions happen in split seconds. Can this be a warning or a message?)
I've dreamed an admirable dream,
To touch the monolith's of Stone Hedge,
And understand their meaning.
What a bounty of knowledge have these
Once cave dwelling people leave us
As their legacy.
A hovel's kindred, whom came from
The darkness within the earthen tomb,
To experience the sun light, at the day
Break of a new age dawning.
Not a transparent reality as now,
But an evergreen world, for them
An Eden to explore, a wild untamed
Wildernesses, calling to them come
See what I have to offer thee.
Oh what would I give to see this
Wondrous place, where wild life roamed free.
This is my dream,
What would I give, everything???
BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN