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Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 7

I…breathe again… Meditating on flowers of my pasture, plucked with my eyes, Resting…open, like buds blooming, and resting… “Take me…” he said weakly, so softly in my ear… I greeted the demon with the warmth in my eyes, Upon opening them to its crippled form before me, It was shivering, shackled, face caved in, razor teeth broken All night I had heard his screaming, his pains, and his revitalizing hurt As the Devil crouched near, His hands clenched in the blood of his minion... He turned his head grimacing, Shrewdly interested in the exchange The sad, sniveling creature touched my hand and squeezed it, His breathing more hoarse and heavy Bloodied tears and muck falling upon me liberally “Do not be afraid of the light, As your brothers hide cries shuffling in their fight, The touch of deliverance is often strewn with thorns, And to the onlookers, the dominants, scorned… Rest your weary head upon my shoulders, For there I shall sooth your devastating tremors, Your rough skin upon the softness of sympathy, Your eyes burning in the pains of my empathy… Rest on this day from the indulgences you have absorbed, From the faces of the damned, the bruised, the abhorred, His antagonism over your life has weakened your will, Bleeding hearts still beat, as his stubborn mind goes still… The Sabbath day shines against the garish evil, To reveal the good that remains in the slaves of suffering…” Our Prince spat the ground in fury, Cracking his neck from left to right “The Sabbath day, resting in lies, rankled in syrupy mess, Believing is deceiving all this feral trash we call friends, His happiness upon a time that mocks all those who stray, Those who dare to bash the head of a pompous, polished day May I shove each heart into the rash-spent furies of my consternation, To rest assured, all that the day soon brings is the madness of insanity’s ascension Never was there one as sickening, as the one who stabs us in foolish hope, Into nothings who can never attain joy, who only scramble to appease…and mope…” My eyes, which were so focused on the miserable demon, Who had finally fallen asleep in my arms, Color returning to his acquiescent form, Averted once again to the demoralizing Devil, with severe pain and with severe love “The sleeper, the slave, his submissive energy you crave, Though you do not think you deserve the ease of his save, Rest is in your ability to submit, Not to prove, or prevalently profit, Merely to observe where happiness must grow, The heart recalls the blessings beyond what we think we know…” And to that, he sang with me, tension and rawness in his bravado… “We in this realm shall cultivate each other, In the strange company of one another, To sing desperately with passions unrest, So that in separate ways we may perceive our test This demon sleeps in the arms of love, It knows not the smiles and cares from above, Let us be challengers for challenge’s sake, In secret endeavors, this art supreme we make Drifting darkness will always subsist and applause, One who struggles to yield, for the relief of this pause…” Singing on, he crushed my voice with the deep recesses of his own - “A war awaits as long as these duets fail to defy… As long as my meaning is subjective to your flair…” His dark eyes, like black trenches, impasses of despair Stayed irrepressibly open, staring into my motionless soul I breathe…to stay alive . . .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/11/2015 8:44:00 PM
Begining and ending this poem with breathing conveys a message of will, that your love is not involuntary, rather it is your strength, your gallantry Laura...and I wonder, what does the Devil do to live my Gothic Princess...J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 6/14/2015 4:03:00 AM
loving* :) His strength grows in the weaknesses we must learn to overcome, so that we as a whole are strengthened as one. Even the strongest enemy cannot take down one healthy part of the herd alone.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 6/14/2015 3:59:00 AM
this section is special because it highlights the significance of rest and mercy. Thank you for being so steadfast, Justin. You are a living artist with a heart of gold. You never fail to make me happy. The devil is a stubborn creature especially when he is not in the limelight. A life in darkness, he is tormented but his cold exterior of anger and pride will shield him till the next blow of kindness.
Date: 6/4/2015 3:57:00 PM
Hello Laura, Looks like you're warming up here for Halloween 2015. A great write here indeed!! Each stanza is very descriptive and delivers more and more as you lead to your conclusion. You may want to have a sequel to this later for Halloween. Most Excellent my dear friend!! A "7" + FAV!! Best Always, Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/6/2015 1:53:00 PM
Thanks Laura!! As you know, I am always interested in your work. This is, indeed, a great series you're working on. I sense that few people in Poetry Soup actually really read many of the poems as they are posted. That's why I take the time to do all the things I do with my posts since they're all pointed toward book publication. As we get closer to Halloween I will start do some more "Dark Writes." Boo!! Boo!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 6/6/2015 2:21:00 AM
: ) been working on this series for a while, Gary. It's great to know someone appreciates the work... <3 ~Laura
Date: 5/28/2015 7:57:00 PM
To lie with the devil and sing such songs reminds me of the bottle of whiskey I used to love so dear. You have outdone yourself on this one. This one is definitely a fav. Your talent is extraordinary. I am as before humbled by your words. This is art my dear in it's purest form. Thanks for sharing~Kilmer
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 6/6/2015 2:20:00 AM
Stephen...thank you dearest...~Laura
Date: 5/23/2015 6:53:00 AM
This piece is graphic and brings images to the brain. I give you credit for going into this realm. And, trying to tame it as well. You are such an inspiration. I think you would make a great POTUS!! You get it!
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Date: 5/16/2015 1:02:00 AM
Great piece. 7+
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/17/2015 11:57:00 AM
Your kind comments made my day. Thanks again! ~Laura
Date: 5/16/2015 1:01:00 AM
This is undeniably a superior work of art. A 7!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/17/2015 11:56:00 AM
THANKS! ( : You're very kind ~Laura
Date: 5/16/2015 1:01:00 AM
Superior piece. 7+
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/17/2015 11:55:00 AM
Hannington... thanks... I have really been enjoying writing this series so far... glad you are reading it! ~Laura
Date: 5/13/2015 8:23:00 AM
Your creative, writing is so moving. You have been given a gift that you are not letting it sit around useless, but using your golden pen so beautifully to make us enjoy. Blessings dear friend a 7++
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/13/2015 10:25:00 PM
Eve, thank you for such a kind comment...you are so encouraging...<3 ~Laura
Date: 5/13/2015 7:24:00 AM
You have quite the imagination. This is another work of art, filled with incredible imagery.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/13/2015 10:27:00 PM
Thanks Richard, for staying tuned to this series. I'm glad to have you read it, and for your kind support! ~Laura
Date: 5/13/2015 4:37:00 AM
Laura my friend, it seems that more are coming after this. Though I cannot guess as to where the story's direction is, I am intrigued. I do have some questions, as the story seems to present a premise opposite of what I believe in. However, I have the highest respect for your art, and so I wait. Let me say that the story, the 7th installment, is as riveting if not more, as the previous one I have read. I have to go back to the others then. Hugs! A 7. Kim
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/13/2015 10:30:00 PM
Yes, much, much more Kim. Yes, I believe the ones prior to this will explain a little better what is going on here. It's very twisted in its way - there will be 40 days in total to the series, though there is also an intro divided into parts before the challenge. Thank you for the respect, and for always being so kind to me. I appreciate it more than I can express. ~Laura