One of the Walking Dead

One of the Walking Dead

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe

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If I don’t feel the warmth of the sun

On a sunshiny day,

If I'm too numb to feel

My feet on the ground,

Even when I’m stamping them

Till there's a hole in the soil,

 

What am I but one of the walking dead?

 

Even if I don't see the maggots wriggling

In my muscles and digging holes through my bones,

Still I can't feel the loss

Of the falling skin and the melting marrow,

They are but a mask to camouflage,

A harness of decay, a cape to conceal

 

That I'm but one of the walking dead.

 

Build me inside the wall till I die,

Deprive me the air that makes me walk,

Limping as a crumbling corpse

On the rhythm of my soulless heart,

Then I'll scratch my name with my own blood

On the back side of the bricks of that wall,

Together with a curse that holds me inside forever,

 

Because there's only one black thought

That chews like a raging rodent through my darkened mind,

Because I'm now one of the walking dead,

And it’s burning in my lifeless eyes,

It's the never satisfying hunger for:


'Human flesh!' 

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

06/02/2016 

 

 


© 2016 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere



Author's Note

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
An homage to the famous E.A.P.

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ooh wow - this is a meal for the senses right here - what amazing descriptions all wrapped up in a feeling of longing for something more without the capabilities to endure the journey to attain such a state of completeness.. well done Rudi really sunk into this one X

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, KWP, for the nice comment. Glad you liked it. Have a good day. :) Rudi



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brilliant Rudi, I'm a big fan of Poe, so to me this poem is a joy to read, well done my friend :)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Richard, for passing by and reading my poem. Have a good day. :) Rudi
I know the feeling and think it was so great that you paid homage towards Poe. He's one of the greatest who put their mind on the page. Golf clap.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Sin in Sincerity, for your nice words. :) Rudi
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ooh wow - this is a meal for the senses right here - what amazing descriptions all wrapped up in a feeling of longing for something more without the capabilities to endure the journey to attain such a state of completeness.. well done Rudi really sunk into this one X

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, KWP, for the nice comment. Glad you liked it. Have a good day. :) Rudi
You are quite the poet, Rudi. This reads like Poe himself had written it!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

That's a great compliment, Kelly. I wouldn't dream to place myself in his shadow. Thanks again and h.. read more
I flat-out relate to this somber poem, Rudi. Don't know what the letters, E.A.P. mean. I walked the mean streets of this once great nation for two lost decades. I've pretty much seen it all I guess.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the favorable comment, Jerry. E.A.P. are the initials of Edgar Allan Poe, the great write.. read more
JerryB

2 Years Ago

My, my . . . I am embarrassed . . .
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

No reason, abbreviations can have a lot of explanations, Jerry. Have a good day, my friend. :) Rudi
Very nice use of words. My favorite show is the walking dead. I know many walking dead. Little reason to be alive and well. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, John, for the nice words and have a good day. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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