DAMNED

DAMNED

A Poem by Muse

       

The damned.

Light here, is a vexation and not allowed.



It waits....

for the malaise to ripen the accused;

becoming an accessory, within the jaws of suffering.

A judgement made marvelous by



the slow movements of  hell-fire


     and cirque du soleil.

 

 


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Evil is calm.

All abiding to the spirits of ineffable marveling.

No sound of a beating heart. Only

confusing words spoken from the book,

of a darker art.


Picking, peeling apart, the flesh of forgotten dreams.

A piracy of ruins; filled

with laughing skulls that cannot scream!

 

   

The high court below

sampling every acquired soul.


Humanity

dissolved by the BEAST; leaving

the remnants of hope in a bottomless bowl. It's

quivering lip bites at another jowl. Attending devils,

just hackle and howl.


Etiquette has the pig open wide,

consuming all that forgot to wear the settlement.


Only the purged gets buried without a face.


There's no drop of grace......


no not a trace.

                                             

© 2014 Muse


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If you don't know Odilon Redon or George De Chirico you should do. Symbolism, Surrealism, all here but tied with something more A desperate but incredibly rich and darkly beautiful use of words that fit the darkest and yet most illuminating place. A startling poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Muse

5 Years Ago

I searched both artist. I like them both, Odilon Redon especially. My inspiration was a bit darker t.. read more



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The way this has been written....along with the picture produce a very surreal image in my head.....it kinda disturbs me in a good exciting way......loved the words used here and for a reader to be able to paint a clear image of what is written is nothing but pure talent on behalf of the writer... great work

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Certainly does disturb on a very deep level... An expertly written work, and one not likely soon forgotten. I especially appreciate the way the author has used not only some eerie pictures (Did you paint these yourself, +she plays with matches+?) but also the actual typesetting, spacing, style and font used in the poem moves to bring out not only the starkness, but also the humanity and the biology of this piece. +She plays with matches+ has managed to evoke the stark, nightmare dread of Hell, death, darkness and horror, while at the same time emphasizing the life, the vitality of people who can (and often do) feel these fears. She has brought home the fear, the terror of the darkness not only of the night, but the darkness of death and what may lie beyond it.


To be quite honest, the stark dread this inspires STILL gives me the chills! It is one of the most terrifying pieces I have ever read.

Five stars!


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muse

3 Years Ago

I'm honored you liked it so much. Thank you...
If you don't know Odilon Redon or George De Chirico you should do. Symbolism, Surrealism, all here but tied with something more A desperate but incredibly rich and darkly beautiful use of words that fit the darkest and yet most illuminating place. A startling poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Muse

5 Years Ago

I searched both artist. I like them both, Odilon Redon especially. My inspiration was a bit darker t.. read more
I truly enjoy your work, loved the title and interesting read...

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This so powerful and chilling. My god Muse. lol I LOVE this. There is so much to delve into that I won't but know this. This may be the darkest poem I've ever read as far as truth goes. xx

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a surreal but tightly woven dark tale. Well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Absolutely a splendid read. Powerful, graceful and dark... You cast a portrait in charcoals and shades of grey that holds on and chills the reader. Elegantly evil... "Light here is a vexation" Very few writers take us there in such a beautifully sung manner. I love a well written journey and this was a great ride! Thank you!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this...this reminds me of a medieval or Renaissance hell scene. Quite a gripping read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


such an uncomfortable place to be...down there.

no humanity, no etiquette---sounds like several people i know...

what you write here is of "darker art"

it's Poe meets Freddie Krueger....

and i will stay away tonight after reading this....just to be safe.

jacob

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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