Get Your Premium Membership

Nihilist

Farcical, extravagant 
My birthmark is a scar 
A speckled blotch ...
A spot of pox 
An icon from afar 

I'm an upstart, I'm an eyesore 
Ranting with a flair
In a tempest, I'm a rabid bird 
Setting fire to the air 

As dauntless as a hellhag 
Unmoved by love or care 
I can hold up in a cyclone 
Feasting on your fear 

I'm your last hope 
As a laughingstock 
I'm your courage in a dare 
As audacious as a terrorist 
With death-defying hair 

When it's time to play the tragic fool 
I'm as flagrant as a glare 
Seething with a vengeance
In a tantrum of despair

Written by © Raven Drake




Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 12/27/2018 12:50:00 PM
Love it
Login to Reply
Date: 11/3/2014 1:01:00 PM
I'm loving all of your work. I'm new here, so I haven't seen much but you're already a favorite. I love the dark, and brutal honesty that this poem gives off.
Login to Reply
Drake Avatar
Raven Drake
Date: 11/5/2014 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Trinity. What a wonderful compliment. I am very glad you are enjoying these. Good to hear from you.
Date: 10/24/2014 3:19:00 AM
Excellent!!
Login to Reply
Drake Avatar
Raven Drake
Date: 10/24/2014 9:47:00 AM
Thanks Terry. I'm glad you are enjoying my work and I very much appreciate the interest.
Date: 10/12/2014 12:03:00 PM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Raven- I choose your first very well written rhyme poem - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Drake Avatar
Raven Drake
Date: 10/24/2014 9:51:00 AM
Thank you Anne. I have been very busy in the non-virtual world as of late. I grow a portion of my own food, forage for medicinal plants, drive a bike instead of a car, harvest rain water and I don't own a computer or a phone. I live pretty much in a remote village in New Mexico. So I am not on the internet much. I hope to find the time to connect and respond to your poetry and the other poets as well. On those occasions when I find myself reading a magazine or newspaper at a public library, I also try to find time to respond to comments on the internet.
Date: 10/9/2014 2:33:00 PM
How great honour to meet here dear brilliant poet Raven,your poems amazing and absolutely worth to read,you are my favorite poet,and best friend
Login to Reply
Drake Avatar
Raven Drake
Date: 10/24/2014 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Fatima. I have always been greatly inspired in all our correspondences.