A Poem by Jeff Bresee

Dim lit, damp and distant corner

Torn from dream of vapor’s fold

Slow descent to worlds divided

Nothing hot and nothing cold


Long ago, this soul forgotten

Cast off in the ides of youth

Un-forgiven deeds left hiding

Neath the stones of burden’s proof


Wait to see if fate redeems her

Wait to hear if time repeals

Sentence passed down just to mar her

Word and deed like flint and steel


‘Jezebel’ they mock to call her

Waging war against the skin

Pressed on by the mob’s directive

Let the judgment now begin


Scrutinize each blood stained footprint

Left across the ice drawn field

Hide the ones who hold her province

Never bend, no never yield


For from that damp and distant corner

Ever flows the world of hate

Through the veins of those who think they

Hold the key to Heaven’s gate


…Jeff Bresee

© 2012 Jeff Bresee

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Poetry has honestly never been my favorite form of lit. But I seriously enjoy reading your work. They're deep, powerful, and even make me feel like a twit sometimes after reading. There are a few little grammar/rhetoric things I would change up, but overall, this is quite expressive, creative, and original. Great job, sir.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Yes, intense is the word and the remembrance to judge not...You've witten some painfully exquisite visions here..

Posted 5 Years Ago

I think that this is quite intense. Very striking poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Beautiful i must say...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Awesome. reminds me of the story of the Jezebal in the bible, which is probably what inspired this poem? "He without sin shall cast the first stone?" thanks for sharing this piece.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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I swear I thought this was the story from Mythology. Hell no! It was way better! It was so beautiful and cool! :D

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Very good. I went back and read just the first word or two of each line and found that interesting as well. Your last two lines are the best, well-waited for, well-put.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Love love loveeee how this poem builds up to the ending. Your use of imagery is right up my alley and I love it when someone can express themselves in such a vivid way.
The piece overall flows perfectly with the whole mood of the poem.
Great work!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Okay, I have been reading quite a few poems here- an this is one of my favorites. It has imagery that works, it has a tone, it has rhythm and rhyme. I admire a talent that I do not possess- I keep trying to get a poem wrung out me like this- but I have yet to produce something a lyrical as this- so I am a fan after only reading one poem. Well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago

This pretty dang good. It makes me think of this movie called "The Stoning of Soraya M." amazing concept. Great job

Posted 5 Years Ago

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22 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on March 30, 2012
Last Updated on December 9, 2012
Tags: war, hate, judgement, self righteousness


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at And I hope you enjoy .. more..


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