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The Time Eaters

Snip! And your ear-bones are scraped of their meat
by the scurry-tap-tap of their friable feet,
as you cringe at the swivel of each cold obsidian eye.
The terrible dust of what-never-more-can
trails deep in their wake, and the shortening span
before them is crushed by a clamouring  echo of “why...”

Their home is the night
of forever, and there
they will stay, half-hobbled and blind,
if you just keep them out of your treacherous mind...

Drip! And your fear forms a cauldron of bile
as they march on, their mindlessness masking their guile,
devouring the past and the present, consuming the possible.
They are the nothing, the shadows that scuttle,
their abdomens pulsing with malice and muscle,
their skeletal legs scraping paths to the pure diabolical.

Their goal is the triumph
of never, and there
we will end, neither living nor dead,
if you can’t keep them out of your treacherous head...

Slip! Your mind trips as they break through the lies
that help you to sleep. Oh those eyes! Those....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/30/2019 11:02:00 PM
So deliciously dreadful, will have trouble sleeping tonight-
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/31/2019 1:21:00 AM
Oops. Sorry Michelle.
Date: 8/29/2019 4:25:00 PM
Talk about dark! (even obsidian!) sentiments, brilliantly expressed here, worthy of Edgar Alan Poe. A remarkable poem that had the hairs on the back of my neck fully aroused. Thanks for the frisson, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/31/2019 1:20:00 AM
Thanks Geoffrey, love that you enjoyed this! Thank you for the Poe compliment!
Date: 8/26/2019 9:15:00 PM
This is quite good.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/27/2019 1:11:00 AM
Thank you Richard!
Date: 8/23/2019 8:11:00 AM
Totally raw and dystopian visions. Shiver and read. Shiver, and read on. Addictive stuff!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/27/2019 1:11:00 AM
Thank you Eric!
Date: 8/22/2019 1:21:00 PM
your poem gave me the chills and the heebie jeebies Nina!:-) hugs jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/27/2019 1:10:00 AM
I’d apologise, but it was kinda meant to. Thank you Jan :-)
Date: 8/22/2019 1:10:00 PM
And here I am sitting at work wishing those time eaters would visit, it's been a long day. very dark and very creepy but oh so cool Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/27/2019 1:10:00 AM
Haha I think you’d regret summoning them Chris! Bwahaha. Thank you :-)