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The Flight of Tempest Reigned

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The Flight of Tempest Reigned

Upon a glorious night
A burning fire lit upon my unrented spine
Deafened by fleeting sight
I flee the home that never was quite mine

Crushed in garish fight
Within the corridor I dare to flee
Blinded by his might
While all the sad spirits return to me

Oh Tempest, you blow in me hope
Of sorrow more true than any other light
Oh Tempest that guides my departed
To your soul so bright
Rejoining each of us—the broken-hearted 

Upon that vaporous eve
Enclosed in bond beyond mortal grief
Lost to the foggy reef
The fog that so lingers in these glistening eyes
That vapor drew me near
Bedazzling more than the moonlit mirror
To where I see him fly
Twas a heart-reaching place I always fear

Oh Tempest, you blow in me hope
Of sorrow more true than any other light
Oh Tempest that guides my departed
To your soul so bright
Rejoining each of us—the broken-hearted 

Between the beat of my breast
A heart that beats only for him
He slumbers in the clouds
The clouds that pour my poignant prose
Beyond the darkened seas
The wind does carry the scent of his bequest
Within the folding of the storm I cease to rest

Oh Tempest, you blow in me hope
Of sorrow more true than any other light
Oh Tempest that guides my departed
To your soul so bright
Rejoining each of us—the broken-hearted 

To him my sorrows lay 
And fall into the arms of strangers' trembling spine
As light and pain fall gray
Twas there they grayed and blended with the rain
Twas there they grayed and blended with the rain
Twas there they grayed and blended with the rain 

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 10:24:00 AM
    Grand! Became my fave! :) G.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 4:21:00 PM
    I love this one Laura can't say exactly why but the style reminds me of one of my favourite poets Edgar Allen Poe....scary stuff great work....

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Wow! This is so deep and powerful. You expressed your emotions so well here. A truly amazing poem, Laura! I loved it, and I am adding it to my favorites!...Thank you for the kind comments. I appreciate it very much!

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 6:04:00 PM
    A super favorite poem, for me... PD

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Laura, amazing, I felt as If I was reading this from the back of a candle. :)... Like conjuring and putting to ease an event that happened. I truly loved reading any poem from you. This was awesome, Great Work, and always looking forward in hearing from you...LINDA

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 12/20/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda! It brings a smile to my face to know that you liked this poem. I hope all is well with you! Hugs, Laura
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 12:39:00 PM
    - Proficient .... as always!! - I like this very much, Laura!! - Wish you and everyone you love a enjoyable Christmas ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 12/19/2013 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne, you are always so sweet to me and everyone on the soup. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for reading and being such a huge support to everyone. I appreciate your kindness more than I can express. ~Laura
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Just damn stunning...love & need without limits, through the madness. Incredibly atmospheric!

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 12/19/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Drake. So glad you enjoyed. ~Laura
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Hullo, Laura. I have said it before, and I will say it again: You are definitely one of the more talented poets posting on this site. This ballad is yet another example of this. It is filled with so much strong imagery, all of it lending a mysterious feel that can have so many possible interpretations for the reader. An instant fav.

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 12/19/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Chris! Aw, thank you. This makes me feel great... this poem means a lot to me. Thanks for taking the time to read my work. I very much appreciate the support and feedback. ~Laura