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Cornered

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Cornered

Hollow halls seem empty devoid of life, consumed.
Much that is, is hidden now, deep within the gloom,
waiting just waiting for life's breath to be resumed.

A child who has gone missing, her small death presumed,
sits huddled in a corner here, waiting for her doom.
Hollow halls seem empty devoid of life, consumed.

He searched for her, knife in hand, her scent like perfume,
her blood and sweat, and her fear, fell about the room,
waiting just waiting for life's breath to be resumed.

Outside the stable, saviors shout, the bark of dogs resumed,
cowering in the midden, hiding from the groom,
hollow halls seem empty, devoid of life, consumed.

They had found her coffin, but no corpse was exhumed.
A shot rang out, she saw him die, bloody-chest abloom,
waiting just waiting for life's breath to be resumed.

Great gagging gasps, bellow's breath, rose in heated plumes,
as dogs and men came running, at the rifles boom.
Hollow halls seem empty devoid of life consumed
waiting just waiting for life's breath to be resumed.



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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:27:00 PM

    If Rod Serling were alive today, he would be inspired to use this to write an episode of "Night Gallery". Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Wow cher...How did you come up with THIS one? It really sent shivers down my spine and in a Villanelle no less!... Beautiful job and congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:52:00 PM

    Very eerie, well don Debbie. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:40:00 PM

    congrats on a great win Debbie

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:44:00 AM

    Congrats on your win. Enjoyed this one. Rick

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 12:33:00 AM

    well written :) congrats on the win Debbie

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:19:00 PM

    You took the more difficult form than I did....so again, I applaud you. You never ever take the easiest route to tell your story! Congratulations ...number 1 in my book!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:05:00 PM

    congrats in Roy's contest............. SKAT

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:15:00 PM

    Thats two nights I won't sleep now Debbie, congratulations love xx

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win. I'll be posting a blog with additional comments. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:06:00 AM

    Debbie, full of emotion!! Congrats

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:29:00 AM

    Congratulations Debbie I feel honoured to share a spot with you and this wonderful write xx

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:52:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in the contest! RAY

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:38:00 PM

    This was A+ in my book. J

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:12:00 PM

    Debbie~ Congratulations in Seren's "what lurks within" contest. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:57:00 PM

    The mood made me think of silence of the lambs. Congratulations Debbie.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:22:00 PM

    congrats Debbie ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:20:00 AM

    Whew!...This gave me goose bumps cher...Your imagination ran wild on this one and in a Villanelle too?...Great job my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:46:00 PM

    By the way you have here 6 tercets instead of 5.Or can We add more than 5 tercets in this form?

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:44:00 PM

    Excellent Villannelle!!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:23:00 PM

    WOW Debbie I am impressed!!!! It is not an easy form, the Villanelle, and you have done it with finesse. I think I see a winning poem in this one. Love SuZ

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:08:00 PM

    Very deep and moving poem you penned here Debbie. Brilliantly written indeed. Hugs and luv, Gail

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 3/25/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    scared myself silly LOL the phone rang and I jumped and almost fell off the rolling chair LOL