Phantasms

Phantasms

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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The darker side of those enigmatic ladies...

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Queens of darkness and delight,

Summoned by the fall of night,

Oft slip through shadows causing fright,

But sometimes glimpsed dancing in the moonlight.


Givers of joy, givers of pain,

Darkness and light clash again and again,

Beauty and warmth, mildew and stain,

All of one piece, they wax and they wane.


The siren's call, the harpy's screech,

The knife in the back, the walk on the beach,

The love and the lies, the lessons they teach,

When the darkness calls, your soul's within their reach.


But when the daylight comes, their glamour fades,

And you find yourself beyond the reach of their blades.

Your soul returns to walk in sunlit glades,

And those queens of darkness are again mere shades.


© 2017 The Iron Horseman


© 2018 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
This came to me, all of one piece, in the middle of a sleepless night. I found it interesting - it appears to me to have several different layers of meaning. See what you think.

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Layers of meaning.... Oh, yes, you are correct!!! I think this is about all women. Being a woman, that makes me sad. I do not know if you have been among the injured out there, but I have been on the receiving end in an opposite way. I see some men this way. Not all, mind you. Just some. Just like there are women out there who desire to do damage. Being hurt makes me all the more careful not to do that to others. Some who are hurt only want to hurt in return. Others just retreat from life. I, for one, have nothing but hope!!!

See what your words have done???? As usual, LOVE IT!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

This one is kinda weird, in that I don't know which layer of meaning I prefer myself! It's certainly.. read more
Belle Starr

3 Years Ago

Most definitely the spookier side of the equation. I just love your work... You cause one to think.. read more
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

I always liked Einstein's crack on that subject.
When asked by someone how they could be a ge.. read more



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Layers of meaning.... Oh, yes, you are correct!!! I think this is about all women. Being a woman, that makes me sad. I do not know if you have been among the injured out there, but I have been on the receiving end in an opposite way. I see some men this way. Not all, mind you. Just some. Just like there are women out there who desire to do damage. Being hurt makes me all the more careful not to do that to others. Some who are hurt only want to hurt in return. Others just retreat from life. I, for one, have nothing but hope!!!

See what your words have done???? As usual, LOVE IT!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

This one is kinda weird, in that I don't know which layer of meaning I prefer myself! It's certainly.. read more
Belle Starr

3 Years Ago

Most definitely the spookier side of the equation. I just love your work... You cause one to think.. read more
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

I always liked Einstein's crack on that subject.
When asked by someone how they could be a ge.. read more
The chaos, the fear, the hopeless feeling that plagues the soul when darkness lurks, then light returns and we rise to live another day. Very well done!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Many thanks for your kind words. I am glad you liked it, and you captured its essence very well in y.. read more
Well done! This is one of my favorite rhyming patterns to do myself, so I know it's not easy to find four rhyming words with not one of them sounding like a "stretch" for your message. This is an excellent effort for a quick midnight scribble . . . being a bit picky about rhythm, tho, I might prune a word here & there to even out the flow a bit. I like the way positive & negative imagery is woven together thru-out (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Norman 223

3 Years Ago

I see you share Margie's penchant for "Monorhyming" which, she has used to good effect lately. I .. read more
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

Tee! Hee! *smile*
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Lol! I actually like to play with all kinds of rhyming schemes, but yes, this is one of my favorites.. read more
The dark hour of 4 a.m. Where the minds drifts around lost. Someone wants to kill you. You can't see them, till it happens. Okay I'm going to stop.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

:D Why stop? You're obviously inspired - use it!
Funny the things you think of in the middl.. read more
This is poem. Darkness overcome us and in the morning. All we have is memories. Your powerful use of description took the reader into wild dance and need. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.

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Added on January 6, 2018
Last Updated on March 17, 2018
Tags: women, darkness, duality, night fears, evil walks, fear, subconscious, suspense, nightmares, love, hate

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The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman

Canada



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Aspiring new writer. I enjoy writing stories, poems and song lyrics. In fact most of my poems are song lyrics! All constructive input is welcome. If you think something sucks, tell me so. I won't be o.. more..

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