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OF POVERTY & SCARLET RIBBONS

21 Feb

Outstanding post as always from Mike, please check out his site and follow. Prepare for excellent reads in every post.

- MIKE STEEDEN -

scarlet-ribbons

come fading glow, vampire bats crisscross a ripe moon

silvered chimney smoke outpaces the silly, chilly moths

rushing ever upwards chasing heaven sent white light

a befitting sight worthy of the promise magic bestows

upon an otherworldly place few beings know exists

midsummer day’s spawning of the briefest obscurity

so stingy the gratuity of darkness’s deepest pockets

leaving just wafer-thin messages for the abandoned

subdued tidings of those condemned to life in limbo

no time or place for squirreled away final goodbyes

solemnized in melancholy words begging guidance

a hint of urgency shrouded back-of cautious tongues

a flock of lost sheep favouring tarmac over lush grass

time has no mercy, offers no favours when on the tail

of a sleepy sun, hell-bent on tucking itself safe and warm

beneath horizons snug blanket of guarded hallucination

a stark moorland tumour, a misshapen granite hideaway

bad luck, curiosity or wanton kidnap lead…

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Author's

 

4 responses to “OF POVERTY & SCARLET RIBBONS

  1. mikesteeden

    February 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    My thanks, Elizabeth

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  2. sedge808

    February 22, 2017 at 3:20 am

    this is so beautiful.

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