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The Hollow I Dig

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The Hollow I Dig

Yellowed moonbeams flooded slantingly through the forest, 
Crisscrossingly spearing and slicing the night,
Whilst throwing the foliage alight, 
As I work to finish my task, brimming with fright.

Though familiar with the sight I behold 
The moon ray-lit woods looked fresh and anew,
Whilst continuing to do as I’m told 
And allowing my spade to strike true. 

What of this spot, this hollow
If my body tires? Becomes spent?
Wanting to defy and not follow,
Ever knowing of his intent.

No choice but to labor to the bottom, the end
To bare my last, shaky breath.
For his gun will be quick to extend,
Making me give up the ghost and take death.

Nearing the last few spades of cold, forest ground,
Wondering if I’ll ever be found
Under a large soil mound,
Whilst tears trace down my face awaiting his guns resounding sound.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2012 11:01:00 PM
    mysterious and scary.Very creative

    Strong Avatar Casey Strong
    Date: 12/14/2012 11:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Charma. I appreciate your gracious words.
  1. Date: 12/4/2012 9:50:00 AM
    Very nice. I look forward to more.

    Strong Avatar Casey Strong
    Date: 12/5/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your praises of my works. And there will be more.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Chilling. Pretty dark, but excellent imagery.

    Strong Avatar Casey Strong
    Date: 11/23/2012 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it Roy.