Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Devil's Food

its like i saw the beautiful face of grief
in the naked image of the mirror
found solace over worn out shoes
with caked courage smeared on red bottoms
like velvet for footsteps 
and fork-teeth for footprints, 
a layer of arrogance covering
my sugar coated flesh
like salt on slave wounds
an across my back 
raspberry blood drippings stain my ancestors
devouring another slice 



©2011 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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28 comments:

Brian Miller said...

whew...those last 4 lines are intense anthony...the x on the back dripping over your ancestors...devouring...shivers...

the header pic may be the freakiest yet in my opinion...

David Allen Waters said...

wow...this is intense....vivid images dance in my mind. a most amazing write.

chromapoesy.com said...

a layer of arrogance covering
my sugar coated flesh
like salt on slave wounds
an X across my back
raspberry blood drippings stain my ancestors
devouring another slice

Incredible work.

Heaven said...

intense and powerful writing~

and that header picture scared me for a bit ~

poeticdelusions.com said...

Very intense & powerful imagery...a great write indeed! And I agree with Brian about the header pic..spooky!

poemblaze said...

Vivid! Surreal yet grounded: A difficult trick to master.

Finally said...

I love the contradictions in this piece. It's so raw, yet beautiful.

WINDOWLAD said...

..oh, another piece at its best... lusciously powerful.. and i agree with Brian with regards the header pic... it's frightening... (T___T)

hehe..

~Kelvin S. M.

signed...bkm said...

raspberry blood drippings....that is an amazing image....a strong, strong piece of writing..bkm

percyfreemanjr.com said...

a layer of arrogance covering
my sugar coated flesh
like salt on slave wounds

Powerful Very Powerful the things we do to cover up whats inside!

zongrik said...

this could mean so many things. i see this as a piece about eating disorders. am i off?

mrs mediocrity said...

wow, this just breaks my heart. such powerful imagery, really wonderful.

Sheila Moore said...

I don't know whether to be frightened or hungry...either way - I enjoyed this one.

ayala said...

Intense and powerful !

Beachanny said...

like the contradiction of deliciousness and pain..perhaps they stand together because the exposing of pain and every move to justice tastes so sweet. Very interesting.

lori said...

favorite line is, "a layer of arrogance covering
my sugar coated flesh..." - always worth a visit here :)

Mama Zen said...

Really intense piece. I love those first two line.

sm said...

nice thoughtful poem

alivealwayz said...

from the very start, you managed to put vivid images in my mind.
the last two lines put concrete images of people trying to find more, in the process blemishing themselves. Nicely done!

Steve E said...

"...like velvet for footsteps
and fork-teeth for footprints..."

If stepping on fork-teeth, I'd sure walk like on velvet--grin!

You write really well, man--deep thoughts here.
Thank you!

Luke said...

aye, fine scribbling once again my friend. You got it

C Rose said...

Clever metaphor and well used in the write. Nice work ~ Rose

waysidewordgarden said...

Intense, strong piece, thoughtful.

Dulce said...

WOW and bravo for these lines. Loved them... mmm that x across one's back says a lot.

52481922-b89e-11e0-84b6-000bcdca4d7a said...

Tom Eliot:

Great lines

Lunch with lucifer.

An insightful poem , emotive and moving.

sharplittlepencil said...

"Raspberry blood drippings stain my ancestors..." favorite line, if only because I am a descendant of the Mayflower passengers. This really resonated. Missed the dverse Linky, but here's a poem for you! Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/grass/

cianphelan said...

Wow. Very intense piece throughout...scathing and emotional, absolutely brimming with power. Wonderful metaphor.

emmettwheatfall.com said...

Anthony, your poetry is amazing! A rare quality immenates from you. Your Kung Fu is strong man.