A Poem by Rafy T.Nym

Free verse gothic poetry with half rhyme.


Lizard's eyes are now demured,
Coal-black, motionless but amused,
 even in the luscious breeze bringing the soft coldness of sea water.
 whispering unknown truth
 when your belief gets deformed by selfish quantity.

 The lizard bends its head
 Slowly advances towards spiritual death,
 ghastly evening breeze will blow away your flesh
 only leaving you with a skeleton, betrayed heart thundering but not beating,

 Pain will on longer be savoured as pleasure,
 The lies will digest stubborn flesh with innocent gesture.

 Lizard disappears from chatoyant eyesight,
 Marooned in an island with invisible flight,
 ashes polluting your lungs, covering your eyes,
 while you crave for fire purifying your sense.

 Close your eyes and conserve your act, 
Prayer and fate will change the fact.
 Embrace the right and fanatic madness,
 East is the only way the window faces.

© 2016 Rafy T.Nym

Author's Note

Rafy T.Nym
Contest- Deep Poetry

East is the only way the window faces- originates from Thomas Harris,The silence of the lambs.

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your poems are good as always
lovely piece of work

Posted 2 Years Ago

Interesting write,like how you used the Lizard in your poem;-] Good write.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Rafy T.Nym

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for the kind review. :-)
It creates a very different yet powerful imagery.
Good work.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Rafy T.Nym

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for your kind thoughts, Fahmida. :-)
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Rafy, First of all the lizard-as-narrator idea was very clever. It acts as an usher for the reader to be made comfortable.
The piece has just the right amount of anger and serenity...however brief. I'm a big fan of dark writing and have written a few myself. But yours is able to walk the fine line between art and sadness and stay true to the story. It's a really good way to present a poem, all the correct writing ideas employed and it makes my want to read more of your dark stuff.
Well done Rafy! take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago

Rafy T.Nym

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for your kind thoughts and in-depth review,dan. :-) It's a great pleasure for me as you.. read more

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Added on April 13, 2016
Last Updated on May 12, 2016
Tags: pessimism, random wrong thoughts, dark


Rafy T.Nym
Rafy T.Nym

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