Back in the Shadow Again

By Sean Mc Shane

beautiful midnight rose, blackest in full bloom
              left for the murder of love, under a blood red moon

night winds with the scent of sin
              carried to my waiting unforgotten grave
on the whisps of shadows that still reach
               into the unseen depths of a collapsing cave
 
colored echoes in never's dead silence
              ancestral choir of voices in all dark art
the sweet destiny of a sacred kind of oblivion
               I thank them for playing your part

such brilliant sparkles in hellfire flames
              charring the golden rot between each belief
calls from the rusted wreckage of truth
              the Reaper's coming to swing her relief

after I burn down my temples of romance
              raise high the banners of modern lust
forget about the legends of the big blue sky
              there's nothing up there to keep my trust

when hope spawns monsters of  surreal vengeance
              to rape my creative mind's birth-hole
while snowflake ashes of love
              lay thick blankets of gray over my black earth soul

now I'll watch uncertain sides be drawn 
              between what I used to believe for fun
and what I believe again thru hate
              while keeping the rest of me under God's golden gun . . .


. . . so what'd ya think ?
" I like it. It was dark. Real dark."
Will ya post it for me ?
"Sure, I'll post it for ya. Don't want them to forget my other half."
Thanks . . . well, I better get back in the shadow . . .  again.  Obviously ya don't
need me around anymore.
" Not today, but maybe someday."
Yeah . . . speakin' of someday . . . ya know I'm never gonna stop tryin' to kill ya.
" I know . . . and I'd be highly upset if ya did stop tryin'. "
Cool . . . well . . . see ya . . . 
" See ya . . . enjoy the free time. "
Fuck you . . .








 














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Copyright 2012 Sean Mc Shane
Published on Sunday, September 16, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Sometimes ya have to humor your darkside with dark humor to be on the right side. Right ?
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  • Ravina Bloodrose On Monday, July 22, 2013, Ravina Bloodrose (10)By person wrote:

    It was lovely! Breathtaking

  • Sean Mc Shane On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks RB, I'm glad ya liked it. And welcome to DP. Til next time -

  • secretsinner On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, secretsinner (12)By person wrote:

    Beautiful poem i really enjoyed it

  • Sean Mc Shane On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks ss, I'm glad ya like this one. Cool. And welcome to DP. Til next time -

  • dwells On Friday, September 21, 2012, dwells (5738)By person wrote:

    Curious piece that had me riveted to a surprise ending, not completely unexpected. Well-crafted and wholly original. By the way, what is the caliber of God's Gun and does he use hollow points like the 2 million more rounds that Homeland Security just ordered to keep us in line? But I digress - cheers Sean!

  • Sean Mc Shane On Friday, September 21, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks d. Glad ya dig it. I think it's an .88 magnum. Uncle Sam must feel the unrest. And thanks for the b-mark. Way cool. Later -

  • FadedBlues On Sunday, September 16, 2012, FadedBlues (2989)By person wrote:

    ..this is a dolorous tapestry, woven w/black threads. that golden gun takes us out.....1 by 1...

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks 'Blues. Just gotta keep dodgin' those golden bullets. Cool. Later -

  • Electric-Chair On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Electric-Chair (201)By person wrote:

    speachless, brilliant use of a dark mind

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks EC, I aprechiate it. Cool. Later -

  • Devilish On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Devilish (3792)By person wrote:

    Ok i'm back, needing to get this in my favs distracted me. lol. holy fuck. wow. there are too many lines to decide which is my fav. I will probably comment on this 50 times. This is amazing. I got chills then horny then captivated then more horny then blown away. You are a fucking brilliant poet. I love you sean and your art takes me everywhere I love to go. I even feel like I got a reach around. aweeeee, now i'll drink like a baby instead of an adolescent. lmao. so much love. Scholar

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks again Dev. Some seriously high compliments and awesome humor. Thanks again for the b-mark and everything else. Too cool. Til next time -

  • Devilish On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Devilish (3792)By person wrote:

    Oh My Fucking God!!!!!!!! Are you serious . Did I just read this . Hold on I gotta bookmark real quick and rate this , to bad there's not a 20 hold on i'll be back. Scholar

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks Dev.

  • Nehema On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Nehema (1318)By person wrote:

    Wow Sean, humorous, yet dripping haunting truth that so many of us deal with on a too regular basis. Love you and your shadow, may you always keep it in check - XXOO Scholar

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks Robyn. And I will keep it check, for the most part ;) Thanks again. Til next time -

  • Velvet Raven On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Velvet Raven (210)By person wrote:

    This is a excellent read Sean. I appreciate the dark side and a lil humor to go along with it. Thank you again. Scholar

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, September 17, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (645)By person wrote:

    Thanks ES, for the awesome compliments, as well as the b-mark and fav. Very nice. Til next time -


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