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BANSHEE

BANSHEE From out of the dusk, through a thin shaft of light A dark shape appears on this cold misty night A disfigured mutation, with a look of forlorn She’s a tortured creation, she is the unborn From the bleak depths of hell, and out of its fires She ghosts in the shadows, the gutters and mires She can smell the last breath that you take when you die As she creeps through the gloaming, to wait for the sigh You can sense her ill presence, and feel her dark power As she glides on the wind, till the death taking hour That’s when the creatures, they turn and they flee As another soul’s claimed, by a wailing banshee

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/29/2022 7:30:00 AM
A Decided Interest by Leslie Wilson in a mortifying subject matter, which I understand, The French Idealist offers plugged ears; Leslie Wilson is A Realist who might, sadly, be ignored.
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Date: 8/25/2022 1:02:00 AM
She glides on the wind- brings to life the really ethereal nature of her. I really enjoyed the dark side of this poem. It enticed me to read lots more of your poems and I really enjoyed them. Have a sparkly day Spirit xx3
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Leslie Wilson
Date: 8/26/2022 4:09:00 AM
Hi Spirit. I grew up in Northern Ireland hearing about the Banshee and it always scared the bejesus out of me. Thanks for reading my madness lol
Date: 8/24/2022 2:35:00 PM
I like the feel of this write :-)
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Leslie Wilson
Date: 8/26/2022 4:10:00 AM
Hi Debbie. I'm glad you like the feel of this piece, that's kinda what I was aiming at
Date: 8/23/2022 4:28:00 PM
Really enjoyed this Leslie.
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Leslie Wilson
Date: 8/26/2022 4:11:00 AM
Thanks for reading this James
Date: 8/23/2022 3:22:00 PM
Was sent email to meet you. This was a very intense poem. "she is the unborn". Wow! Going to go and read more of your works.
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Leslie Wilson
Date: 8/26/2022 4:12:00 AM
Thanks for reading this Barbara. It was a fun thing to write
Date: 7/27/2018 6:11:00 PM
A warm welcome to Poetry Soup Leslie. This is a wonderful poem with chilling imagery. Congratulations on having it featured! This gem is going into my Faves. So nice to meet you through your poetry. Aloha, Connie : )
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Leslie Wilson
Date: 7/30/2018 4:04:00 AM
Ah Connie. Thanks so much for comments and the welcome. Lovely to meet you too