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All Hail Medea

Mossy vines served as camouflage for a decaying headstone.
The inscription is illegible, but that matters not to me.
At this centuries-old grave I place flowers and moonstone --
As requested by my ethereal savior, friend, lover, devotee.

My first visit to Gravesend was via historical daylight tour.
Another attempted escape from a dreadful loss and daily boredom.
This landmark cemetery predates America by 100 years or more.
Yearning for comfort, I sensed only a dead-strewn auditorium.

Though the feelings persisted, I dared not reveal my plight.
Breaking from the group, I chanced upon a hidden burial mound.
Sitting on a slate stone, a tweeting bird subdued my fright.
Then a silence did ensue -- and a whispering from underground.

A mist ascended in the form of a desirable, raven-haired beauty,
Who ingested my pain and angst, diluting my secrets in oblivion.
Her voice was the sweetness that called my cells to sync-duty.
She smelled of paradise and her kisses raised a dead compulsion.

Meeting clandestinely as the summer turns to fiery autumn-rust.
Medea (her name) asks to be released from her purgatorial strife
By way of dark spells, old magic and a curious blood-crystal dust.
On this Halloween night, I will transmute ghost to fleshy wife!

The ritual begins as most rituals do: serious, focused and grim.
Within the pentagram, Medea fluctuates -- in all her femaleness.
She comes to me warm and steamy. I hear a chorus, a siren hymn.
I'm enfolded in the marvelous lure of a dying-to-eat ... succubus!

August 7, 2016
Camouflage Me A Poem - Poetry Contest

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Date: 8/14/2016 11:30:00 AM
Succumbing to a succubus, what a wonderful play on words. I must think more about your Medea, but this is well written and a worthy winner...
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/14/2016 1:55:00 PM
Thanks, Kai. P.S. Did I use the word, succumbing? Perhaps, in a parallel dimension. ;-)
Date: 8/12/2016 11:07:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on your win in my contest with this wonderfully penned poem ~
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/13/2016 9:29:00 AM
Not necessary -- but, thank you, B. W. :-)
Date: 8/10/2016 10:09:00 PM
ahhhh, I see you got a win. BIG congrats!! As for my monster, it was a man, of course, who else could rape the ground and a young virgin? This kind of Man is the biggest monster of our universe.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/10/2016 10:21:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea, I wasn't sure. :-)
Date: 8/10/2016 9:45:00 PM
Tom, this is amazing! You have painted a wonderful picture here and the more poems I read of yours the more I see you hold a true gift...congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/10/2016 10:28:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. :-)
Date: 8/9/2016 3:51:00 PM
hmmm, started out dark and because a sexy one!! GREAT work. it showed quite an imagination to come up with this.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/9/2016 7:17:00 PM
Well, sexy until her/its true intentions are revealed. Thanks, Andrea. :-)
Date: 8/9/2016 1:00:00 AM
ohh, mystery and nostalgia fill this page with semi-abstract impressions.. much enjoyed!..huggs
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/9/2016 5:55:00 AM
I'm happy you enjoyed the poem. Thank you, Nette. :-)
Date: 8/8/2016 11:52:00 PM
Very well written, Tom. Great last line. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Tom Arnone
Date: 8/9/2016 5:51:00 AM
Thanks, Teppo.
Date: 8/8/2016 9:01:00 PM
Wow !!! This is the one ....... I can sense a winner when I read this, and especially after being somewhat familiar with Broken Wings, and what she loves about poetry !! Who could not relish this poem that sounds like a classic from my favorite books of poetry? Loved it very much!! Well done Tom !!!
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Date: 8/8/2016 9:12:00 PM
I think you're being overly enthusiastic, but thanks a heap for those kind words, Carrie. :-)