Dying the Daydreamer's Death

Dying the Daydreamer's Death

A Poem by Poe Redd

I don't write happy endings.


The anti-fatal bee-otch stirs

     Finally stands

     Finally rises

Webs on her breasts

Skeletal hands

A corpse full of moulded surprises

She walks bent over

Straightens slow

The creaking and cracking of her ancient bones

Can be heard from a monstrous mile

Breaking, dismantled

Crumbles into a horrible pile

     And smiles.



Says a fair-haired man

With a long-lost grin

And a sailor's tan

     "Like the sea at dawn-

     The hue of your hands.

     Like diamand dust-

     The pallor of your lips.

     Like a king's jeweled sword-

     The sharp edge to your hips.

     Come with me, home."

A fleet of ships

Wait for the man and his rotting mistress

She raised a hand

     and almost lost it

Inclined her head

     and literally dropped it

     but the man cought it

And bundled her up in her dress

Then carried her onto the deck

     Of the Devil's Caress


The air became thick and hot

The crew was laughing behind her

     Betrayed, forced to walk the plank

     She fell into the sea of fire.


© 2011 Poe Redd

Author's Note

Poe Redd
Forgive my dark, dark scenarios. You should know me already as SHE that does NOT DO happy endings, thank you.
A secret does not exist until it is touched by the oblivious.

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Lol It's amazing every time I read it!:) lol mad eme laugh then frown, but that's precisely what it was meant to be:)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Wow, i liked. It was a great write, and held me from the start. Its a bit more fun if there's a twist at the end.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

odd turn at the end?

Posted 7 Years Ago

All maggots and rotting bones, cast into a sea of fire to feel the embrace and the devils desire :0)

Posted 7 Years Ago

That was really good

Posted 7 Years Ago

I do enjoy me some poetry with a fantasy feel :) Good stuff!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a wonderful piece. Beautifully dark and creepy. The description of the woman is phenomenal. Great job :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wonder where you got bee-otch from;) lol that's grool:) (great+cool lol) interesting read:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

A very good story. I had to read again. The poem held mystery and story. I like how you described the journey and the ending to the poem. Thank you for your outstanding poetry.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Added on August 31, 2011
Last Updated on August 31, 2011


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