That Man

That Man

A Poem by Holly M. May

See that man?

The lines in his face, like that of old parchment,

See who he is?

His eyes becoming more distant and deceiving,

The curl of his lips, sneering and poisonous,

I hate that face,

That face that makes my flesh crawl,

That face which posses Lucifer himself.

I must see this brain that lies behind his face,

I must see how it ticks, like a crude unwound clock;

The second hand sticking at the four, making it later with each tick,

The minute and hour hand delaying its time, and at times never changing.

I was Death, he my victim with his old heart and cruel eye.

I did as he would, smothering in the night,

I had my reasons, and I have them now.

It twas no raven that brought me to this,

No beetles burrowing beneath my skull's structure,

But that eye, that vulture’s eye. 

That fucked up old face. 

Do you see him now?

No, as he is tucked with his cruelty,

See who he was?

Of course not, for only I saw that vulture’s cruelty.

But that thumping, where does it come from?

I know it stopped; I made sure of that,

But yet it beats?  How could it be?

Under boards, go ahead and look,

There lies his hideous heart!

© 2012 Holly M. May

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:) I really like it! Specially the line that says: "That face that makes my flesh crawl"

Posted 10 Years Ago

A poem based off the Tell Tale Heart :) Very well written.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very Poe. The Tell Tale Heart is one of my favorites. I do a lot of riffing and blending a lot of lyrics and other's art myself.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Nice work and beautiful verse !

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on January 20, 2012
Last Updated on March 31, 2012
Tags: Edgar Allen Poe, murder, insanity, hate, death


Holly M. May
Holly M. May


Hello, my name is Holly M. May and I like to think of myself, like many, as an author of sorts. I will warn you now I tend to write dark stories and poems; if you enjoy that style you have found the .. more..

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