Lady Death

Lady Death

A Poem by Treo LeGigeo

Who is Death?

They think Death is the Reaper,
Carrying his scythe,
Able to disappear into vapour,
Like a shadow in light.

But no, Death takes the shape,
Of a person, a woman at that,
With a pitch black cloak a flowing cape,
A crucifix of coal, and grace like a cat.

On rhinestone boots she treads the land,
With midnight eyes she tracks her prey,
A spear of onyx in her hand,
Her hair of ink soaking up every sun's ray.

She dons a studded ebonite vest,
With denim of iron sitting on her hip
A blood stained cutlass at her wrist,
Rings of beryl through her lip.

Her ears are pierced with needle sharp bone,
Her eyelids smudged with ash,
Her mouth a deep, blood-red tone,
the colour of night on each eyelash.

So who is this Queen of Darkness?
Who can she be?
An answer finally comes to a question ageless.
Death, is me.

© 2013 Treo LeGigeo

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Wow you have done an amazing job with this poem!! I loved everything about it and how the words flow so well together.

Posted 8 Years Ago

death in the lady form. great imagination..and it beautifully flowed in ur poem..

Posted 8 Years Ago

i thought it was just wonderful. and everybody does think of death as the grim reaper or a man instead of a woman.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Oh wow that was wonderful great writing of peotry.

Posted 8 Years Ago

It's a great poem :)
Great work! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great imagery, great poem, very powerful. Keep up the good work.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Raw and powerful! Wow!
As spoken word, this would be so cool! A little strings and dark keyboard too lol Awesome poem xx

Posted 8 Years Ago

A darkness of image to haunt the heart; intense beauty coupled with an almost sorrowful menance.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Haunting, yet with beautiful flow. Great imagery, it's a great poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on September 16, 2010
Last Updated on April 3, 2013
Tags: Death, Reaper, Women, Evil, Black, Red


Treo LeGigeo
Treo LeGigeo

Sydney, NSW, Australia

I'm from Australia, so some people may find that I spell things differently. I love writing and have had a couple of publications of short stories and novellas under a pseudonym. I started .. more..


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