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The Axe Falls

A.W. Nutter

Silently creeping through the hall
Concealed in the darkness of night
From God’s grace I will surely fall
My hate bringing me such delight

The handle turns easily in my hand
As your door opens without a sound
Emotionally trapped in sinking sand
Realizing I’ve entered unholy ground

Induced pain and sinful transgressions
Flooding my mind, causing me to digress
Lowering the axe in fear and frustration
Screaming out to heaven in my distress

My demon awakens, grabbing an arm
Devil's child trapped in Satan's web
Beaten into submission, easily disarmed
Forced on a path, angels refuse to tread

A cold wet tongue slides across my back
Slowly destroying my childish innocence
A game of humiliation before the attack
Completely devouring my spiritual essence

Forced to my knees I see the axe
Mirrored blade reflecting a coward
As his leather belt caresses my back
The axe is swung with all my power

Dark red spray, stings my open sores
Blood soaking me like a pouring rain
As his twitching body falls to the floor
Demons turn, to scream out in pain

Walking back to my room in disbelief
Trying to comprehend what I had done
Curling up on my bed finally feeling safe
Patiently waiting for morning to come







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  1. Date: 10/8/2010 5:49:00 PM

    This is the daddy Mac of poems. This is Awefully good dude.

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 2:23:00 PM

    a gruesome giant of mad maniacle genius...seek help before it's too late

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 5:13:00 AM

    Love your thought provoking dark write.. Amazed that I'm only reading it now.. Bb Wilma

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 3:15:00 PM

    Wow! a terrifying write. Is there an allusion?

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 7:24:00 PM

    oooh, what a frightening write. I was thinking it was metaphorical. But maybe not? A very powerful and descriptive poem! And thanks for your comment to me. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 3:28:00 PM

    that is a bad monster under the bed!! very good!!

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 1:37:00 PM

    Enjoyed this poetry from you today and will read more, please check out my recent Criminals part 4 and remember its only a story. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 5:23:00 AM

    Wow!!!!! Powerful and profound writing, Anthony. Love, Lainie.

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 1:15:00 PM

    So well expressed and full of emotions, Anthony! Enjoyed rge read tonight and thank you for commenting "Future Dreams"...Have a nice weekend....Gert

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 5:28:00 PM

    Very distressful write..I know that there are children everyday that suffer abuse and it is a miracle that there are not more retaliations as written in this poem..Thanks for stopping by and reading my work about Doris..She said when she came back to her room that the pain in her shoulder and arm was gone...Hope she comes home tomorrow..Sara

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 10:28:00 AM

    Was truly a pleasure to be able to read your poetry today Anthony. I hope you have a wonderful inspiration filled day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 7:23:00 AM

    deeply intense poem this is, enjoyed the read Anthony. Harry

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 4:28:00 AM

    Wow, Anthony, remind me to have another in the room when I read your poetry. I read this one all alone and the experience brought out a little boy for a few minutes. A terrifying construct my friend. Well written horror. tom

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 4:09:00 AM

    Wow! Terrifying thoughts, but at least you found a way to keep the demon at bay. A compelling poem, Anthony, that leaves the reader guessing what brought on this action of the falling axe. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 7:08:00 PM

    Most powerful write Anthony.. wonderful words used to convey a brilliant message.. so enjoyed your creative write tonight.. with luv..