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The Blood Stained Bridge

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Below is the poem entitled The Blood Stained Bridge which was written by poet Christopher Thor Britt. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Blood Stained Bridge

Into the timeless wood he fled, running from the night
While demons of his past gave chase beneath the pale moonlight
The man dressed in soiled rags, filth of his own making
Had spent a life unto himself, all others there forsaking.

But in the night, as shadows came, though nothing made a sound
A voice there in the dark he heard, though no one was around
Calling out to him by name, “Go… seek the Blood Stained Bridge
Its ageless timber, dogwood made, up on yon high ridge.”

Somehow, he knew the voice he heard while running from the night
Was not from friend or foe without, but came from deep inside
So run he did through elder wood, to find the yon high ridge
The voice there still was guiding him to reach the fabled bridge.

In agony, all power spent, found he the edge of night
To his dismay the demons came, with no more room for flight
The host advanced pushing him, back to yon high ridge
But when he turned toward the gorge, he saw no saving bridge

In anger with the life he'd lived, in fear of coming death
He fell to the shifting sand and cried with his last breath
“I know the selfish man I am… repent the life I’ve led”
Then turning to meet his end, appeared the Blood Stained Bridge instead.

The shadows all began to fade, his soul started to mend
As he took the first step ‘cross that bridge, the night came to an end
For on the other side there rose, the sun in brilliant light
The voice within him beckoned, “Come” then freed him from the night.

~Christopher Thor Britt

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  1. Date: 11/19/2013 6:52:00 AM
    This Is a very good poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Christopher, . ;) Congratulation, on your winning fantasy poem... Sending Smiles. *LINDA*

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Chris.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:23:00 AM
    This is so wonderful, Christopher....so .well deserved is your win !

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on the fine win, Christopher

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:13:00 PM
    spine tingling all the way down. christopher.. congrats!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Christopher ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Brilliant, my personal favorite hands down! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Chris xx

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:02:00 AM
    a lovely one, congrats Christopher!

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, Christopher

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Lovely epic told Chris, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Some how I knew that salvation would come with the SONLIGHT... Magnificent writing... I was blessed by every word ... Regards.... Jake

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yah...you get it, John. I didn't figure the allegory to be too deeply cloaked. Thanks for the note. CTB
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Christopher, , Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda. Much love back to you. CTB
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:07:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this awesome poem Chris

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph. I enjoyed yours as well.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Great win Chris, Your brother Roger

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks bro! I want to encourage all who see this post, to read Roger's entry in this contest. You'll love it. CTB
    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks bro! I want to encourage all who see this post, to read Roger's entry in this contest. You'll love it. CTB
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:04:00 AM
    special cheers on your win, timothy..:) huggs

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Who's Timothy?
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Christopher, When I first saw that you wrote the form Heroic Couplets I said to myself "Nope"--because seldom does anyone do it correctly but in your case great job!! Not only in form but I loved the story---what a terrific and entertaining read my friend! Thank You

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig, Thank you very much for your fine comment. CTB
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Well this is awesome ;}

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:09:00 AM
    lovely art. It is exceptionally a gift you have there. This must have taken quite some time to get perfect, cause this is beautiful man, keep up the hard work

    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sizwe, Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. With appreciation, CTB
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