Get Your Premium Membership

Eldritch Quest

Heartbeat ringing in my ears Wondering why I am here Eldritch quest of many years Farewell, love to you always, my dear To the alabaster summit I longingly stare Somehow certain I will find the answer there Fervent question that drives my every care New ridges on my neck and wide eyes that stare The expedition is going slowly awry Silently, yet reflected in their eyes Though I would not drive them to die Not whether or not, but I must know the why A little of me drains into each dark crevasse Air grows ever thinner as the miles pass Further up, I find they’ve left me en masse Black mouth I find at the trail’s impasse. Down a tunnel I find the answers I have wished City filled with my cousins, the man-fish! An ancient design, my transmuting flesh It is the home for which I have always wished! Ia! Ia! Chtulhu Fhthagn! 5/20/16 © by the Author For contest: At the Mountains of Madness Sponsor: Timothy Hicks

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 5/27/2016 11:10:00 PM
Both are perfect, picture and poem.. Closing stanza, pure gold my friend..
Login to Reply
Quigley Avatar
Tom Quigley
Date: 5/30/2016 12:19:00 PM
Thanks, Robert!
Date: 5/25/2016 8:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine placement in The Mountains of Madness contest Tom!!
Login to Reply
Quigley Avatar
Tom Quigley
Date: 5/25/2016 8:28:00 PM
Thanks, Brian!
Date: 5/25/2016 1:17:00 AM
Transmutation and Man-fish! The Cthulhu are surely about! Great write, Tom, congrats on your placement. ~karam~
Login to Reply
Quigley Avatar
Tom Quigley
Date: 5/25/2016 7:57:00 AM
Thank you, Karam!
Date: 5/24/2016 4:07:00 PM
A fine poetic tribute to one of my favorite authors ... you were only one of two entries that actually got my reference to Mountains of Madness! Very well penned. Thanks for your patience ... this contest was rather maddening to judge with such variety of themes and styles! Check out my blog and tell me about your poem :)
Login to Reply
Quigley Avatar
Tom Quigley
Date: 5/24/2016 8:58:00 PM
Thanks, Timothy!
Date: 5/21/2016 1:49:00 AM
Yikes...chills from this one Tom! It is a great entry and should score high! #7 :)
Login to Reply
Quigley Avatar
Tom Quigley
Date: 5/21/2016 8:06:00 AM
Thanks, Connie!