The Remains

The Remains

A Poem by Sarah J Dhue

A poem I wrote recently at my writing group.


As the resin hardens on the trees

and cicadas’ song fills the air

The chieftain looked out over

the arid land

Once a garden

now a desert

A look of sickened bias

plastered under his brow

His mind turned to a begotten time

thinking again of the blood-drenched drama

A turbulent wind sweeping over the fields

A storm in the distance

Legion of the night

Alien to this land

And though his heart beat strong and fierce

like a lion poised to pounce

every ligament tense and taut

His spear had broken

his growl died in his throat

The only thing of mind or matter to remain

his leer and broken heart

The life and light of the land gone

a slab left behind

The rudder of their boat trailing a streak of red

in its wake

© 2019 Sarah J Dhue

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Added on March 29, 2019
Last Updated on March 29, 2019
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Sarah J Dhue
Sarah J Dhue

In the author's lair, IL

I am Sarah J Dhue. I am an author, as well as a photographer & graphic designer, currently going to school for web design. I've been writing since I was in elementary school. I live in Illinois. My f.. more..