Forbidden Magic

Forbidden Magic

A Poem by Zugzwang

I have placed enchanted locks
on the peaks and valleys of my mind -
they are a mystery to me,
as captivating and enigmatic
as any lost continent.

I fear that death will overtake me
before I've had a chance
to scale the heights, and plumb the depths
of these uncharted reaches.

But then,
death is an undiscovered realm in itself,
and it is always
close at hand.

© 2017 Zugzwang



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I liked the honest thoughts in the poetry. Last lines are true. After death. Is a ending or a new beginning? We will know one day. Strong words and thoughts left something for the reader to think about. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zugzwang

4 Months Ago

Thanks Coyote.
I've always been fascinated by the infinite, the unknowable, and I put death i.. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

A interesting poem and you are welcome.
Sometimes, when I am lost in a valley for awhile, the thought of death always being close at hand comforts, rather than frightens me ☺ But I've never been one for mountain climbing. Love this!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zugzwang

4 Months Ago

Yes that's right. I'm never far from a valley these days it seems and so thoughts of death are const.. read more
Gaia Octavia

4 Months Ago

Yup. Sure does!
yes, death is close at hand, always....but if we keep climbing, we will reach some of those peaks and find some magic...we can't expect to climb all of them in a lifetime...not feasible...but the undiscovered keeps our incentive alive to explore.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zugzwang

4 Months Ago

True.
That's why we write poetry, you and I, and all poets, I guess...
That's where th.. read more
nice, well written with excellent flow, but I suggest that the word 'undiscovered' be used only once and try to find a better adjective for 'continent'

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zugzwang

4 Months Ago

Not a bad idea...

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