The Queen of the Dead

The Queen of the Dead

A Poem by Alexa Tasch

How many times have I slipped away

Into the dark unknowing

The mirrors are all filled with blood

The evil eyes are glowing

Into the silence she sings a song

She sings her voice to death

And in the mist she twirls around

Like butterflies are dancing

The butterflies are dancing

When she wakes she dreams aloud

For sleep here is not easy

She tells the dead who walk on by

Of dreams of fog and thunder

She dreams of impossible things

She dreams the butterflies are dancing

The corpses gather all over

To greet the Dead Man's ferry

The sun won't shine for quite a while

And she's the only one to tell me

For her people are unknowing

They cannot see the butterflies are dancing

So here she wanders

Lost, alone

Among the crowds of ghosts and ghouls

If she'll ever find a place

Of shining gold

And warmth and life forever

Where butterflies are dancing

The butterflies are dancing

© 2012 Alexa Tasch


Author's Note

Alexa Tasch
When I came up with this I was singing it...so im not sure how its going to sound to all of you.....so let me know what you think!

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I really loved this poem. The imagery and wording was amazing. Loved it!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
I like this. It has a lot of strong imagery. I can picture the butterflies swirling around and this 'Queen' twirling and singing with them in the mist. I can relate to the author's note as I also think of poems in song form a lot of the time.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Tasch

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much! This is exactly what i was going for
I like that it kinda starts out dark, but ends on a lighter note. Good job! :]

Posted 4 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

4 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
May I say that this poem was completely WOW!! It was weaved so perfectly that I had no choice but to make it the winner! It really does sound like a song by the way : )

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much!
A beautiful poem/song either way I felt at peace reading it. It also made me think of Alice in wonderland...? But never mind my ranting’s this piece was exceptional!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

I would love a Queen of the Dead in Alice in Wonderland! I'm glad you thought of that because that's.. read more
AWickedMoon

6 Years Ago

Ha-ha any time! Send me read requests if you like I am developing a taste for your poetry. :P
Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

feel free to send me some of yours too! It may take me a bit to get to them, but i will read them!read more
wonderful read, enjoyed this write.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

Thanks!
I like how it started out dark and depressing but turned out (sort of) beautiful and full of life

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jesse Jacques

6 Years Ago

noo I was talking more about the butterfliesssssss
Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

ah ok that makes more sense
Jesse Jacques

6 Years Ago

yess lol
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Tex
Congratulations on your win with this piece in the Merry Meet contest!!

A very nice write if I may add my voice to the maddening crowd.

Well done my fair Lady...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
She is something. I like it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

Thank you!
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K.G
:) i really really like this, this would make an interesting song ^.^

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alexa Tasch

6 Years Ago

Aw Thanks!!
K.G

6 Years Ago

wellcome love

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Added on November 11, 2012
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Tags: dead, queen, dark, hope, butterflies, mist, fog, death, grim, styx, evil, good, blood, dancing, gold, warm, life, dreams

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Alexa Tasch
Alexa Tasch

Providence, RI



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My name is Alexa. I'm 19. I usually write instead of paying attention in my classes so I will post anything I think it good enough. Don't read my older stuff unless you're really committed because.. more..

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