Chandeliers of Mist

Chandeliers of Mist

A Poem by Allie

The sun sinks between the hills,
The sky is set on fire,
An eerie quiet suffocates the forest
Where the trees are wrought from wire.

If you go beyond the beheaded wall,
Wandering past the mossy lakes,
A house crouches, hidden from view
Where the wind cracks and breaks.

The bricks groan under the ivy
The ceiling is lined with stars
It's deserted, neglected, avoided
Like a beaten, battered heart.

If you wind back far enough,
Into the inky parchments of time
You'll find that it once stood tall and proud
Back when the air was warm and fine.

Candles blew out the shadows,
The walls were a deep, rich red
Gilded staircases laughed and twirled
Yet there was only one bed.

Only one man lived there
Wrapped up in the forest, all alone,
He wined and dined and smiled
By the green lake where the reeds sang their song.

He threw lavish parties
And invited all the greats,
He hid his secrets behind his laugh
Watching the smiles that were all fake.

Alas love was not to be found,
He only knew solace in the trees,
His destiny remained loneliness
They buried him face down in the leaves.

After that the echoes dwelled,
Shadows drifted in the breeze,
Silence hummed in the emptiness
As the house was chopped at the knees.

The remains stand alone now,
Veiled by the knitted woods,
Only a chandelier of mist hangs there,
Now the piano keys are the ginger of rust.

© 2017 Allie



Author's Note

Allie
Some clunky parts I think, feel free to improve!

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Clunky is ones interpretation, perhaps... We are our own worst critics... I thought it flowed superbly... Fake smiles and lavish, useless riches... I really connected with the house itself, and that, by itself, counts as fantastic in my book... Sobering end... Very well penned...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Allie

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, I'm glad the imagery painted some sort of picture for you :)
Silente

1 Year Ago

It very much did, thank you, and you are most welcome



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Your poems tell wonderful stories. Particularly, the description of this decrepit house hiding in a forest struck a chord with me. Great work!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Clunky is ones interpretation, perhaps... We are our own worst critics... I thought it flowed superbly... Fake smiles and lavish, useless riches... I really connected with the house itself, and that, by itself, counts as fantastic in my book... Sobering end... Very well penned...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Allie

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, I'm glad the imagery painted some sort of picture for you :)
Silente

1 Year Ago

It very much did, thank you, and you are most welcome

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