Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Condemned

In hell you are me looking in
Watching the consumption of
Those in the Devil's den
Eyes without tears
Minds with no fear
Combust in searing fleshtone
A mockery of the blessed
Merit within woes of 
The unholy prototype
Bind the life in love and hate
The bodies of those engulfed
By Hell's Gates






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15 comments:

Beachanny said...

And are we like Dante visiting the Inferno with Virgil or are we those who reside on the shores of the Acheron neither in or out but not forced to abandon hope? I explicated but don't know what landed me in a limbo of despair.

Yet I like the power of the words and edge of wit that runs through the piece. Well done. Anthony

Monkey Man said...

Very powerful.

hedgewitch said...

A density and heaviness to this one, rolling out Fate, choices, inevitability. Evil replicates the formula of Good in reverse. Liked it.

Steven Marty Grant said...

Poetry for the damned! Nice OSW

Old Ollie said...

Deep - dig it!

Mama Zen said...

That's a killer first line!

randallweiss said...

Vivid images.

Favorite line: "A mockery of the blessed"

Shewriting said...

wicked lines (and blog header photo)

Pete Marshall said...

very strongly written...i loved the flow of this too...some great lines...the start pulled you in and kept going..great first One shot..cheers pete

Brian Miller said...

well it sure sounds like quite the party...eh, ok maybe not...vivid imagery though...

betweenhearts75 said...

So strong and depicted very well. Incredible writing!

gautami tripathy said...

That blog header hits hard and so does the poem.

And I like it that way...

Here is my one shot:
musical whirlwind

judyblackcloud said...

Very vivid images. The words are also very strong, each word conjures an image (engulfed, seered, etc) make this poem really come alive and burn the reader

Steve Isaak said...

Love the line "The unholy prototype" - one of my favorite poems from you, the brevity works here.

Terresa said...

This is thick with emotion, some heavy stuff but good.