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Red Run

Of a distant pass, I am aware It's said that Satan once dwelt there Where zombies roamed without a care And sounds of torture filled the air Where demons guarded gates to hell And warlocks gathered to cast their spell Where tyrants went with souls to sell and so many heroes, in battle fell Where roots of terror had begun And freedom was a right to none Where moon refused to yield to sun It was the road they called Red Run Blood stained the walls, and blood filled the wells The land never cleansed, for the rains never fell Where men fought evil, but failed to repel Where women all prayed, while little eyes swelled Then off in the distance, a glimmering light Shined from the dark in the dead of the night A soldier of heaven was joining the fight He donned golden armor, a mythical knight He knew all his life that he would be the one To vanquish the darkness and bring back the sun He would not rest, before the war was won And peace was restored to the road called Red Run He road through the pass Sun low at his back And with each gallop forward A light filled the black Satan knowingly raised his head for he felt the warriors presence He mumbled the ancient curse of the dead As he rumbled his way through the peasants To slay another hero To shadow the sun's bright beam To end these futile hopes of freedom To kill yet one more dream Soon they met, upon their steeds They met with swords in hand One would soon be dead indeed And silence covered the land Their eyes then locked, and began this battle Thunder crushed the conflicted sky All the mountains shook and rattled The wind released a sigh Then silence returned, this fury complete But only one, remained on his feet The other lie still,bye the side of the street Yes Satan was cast to the depths of defeat The sun then rose high, the dove could now sing The people all gathered to greet their new king For he would now lead them to ages of peace This death and destruction would finally cease Rebirth had begun, the fight was now won This darkest of hours was finally done But the legend does read, that The Devil's own son One day would return, to the road called Red Run

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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Date: 3/9/2011 5:22:00 AM
Captivating, honestly I normally get bored halfway throught the longer poems, but I was hanging on every word, really enjoyed. Even left yourself room for a sequel! very well done.
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Date: 3/7/2011 11:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your winning poem in Debbie Guzzi's contest Joe. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/6/2011 4:40:00 AM
What a lovely story and some gorgeous images Joe. Many congrats.
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Date: 3/4/2011 10:49:00 PM
Awesome Joe, a deserved winner, wonderful story, the type of poem one wants to read all over again, then again. etc. Harry
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Date: 3/4/2011 12:43:00 PM
wonderful vivid write Joe now I want art work!!![I'm a hard taskmaster LOL] Congrad's #1 man! Light & Love [Did you know The Red Road is the Healer's path/way in N.A> Shamanism?]
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Date: 3/4/2011 11:23:00 AM
congrats on your 1st place win with this excellent epic tale...
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Date: 3/4/2011 10:23:00 AM
Wow, Joe, I had never heard of Red Run before, but it sounds like a frightening place. So glad the warrior was able to defeat Satan. I rejoiced at his defeat until I read your last two lines. Powerful twist to an amazing story told in great verse. So deserving of first place. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 3/4/2011 10:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win-very much deserved. This is such a thought provoking poem.
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Date: 3/4/2011 8:06:00 AM
Congratulations Joe. Once agin you are there at the top. Great win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/4/2011 7:41:00 AM took this contest, and ran!!! Ran........ ran to the top! Congratulations, Joe!! Such a great poem!!
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Date: 3/4/2011 6:11:00 AM
Congrats Joe on your dynamic first place win in Debbie's contest.. brilliant luv.. enjoy your top spot for a top notch entry ..
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Date: 2/23/2011 4:34:00 PM
Hey Joe, 3rd verse from bottom "lie" not put this through spell check. I really enjoyed it very glad to be able to get it more reads for you. Light & Love
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