Burn

By purr_verse

I am more beautiful than you.

You are lauded and applauded -
from afar -
but up close
you're gaudy, tacky, overwrought and
uncomfortable.
But I am beautiful, and I am patient,
and I am relentless;
 and I shall take your brightness,
choke the life from it,
slowly 
gloriously 
in fire and amber and rust,
and you shall not be mourned

because I am beautiful
and all they will see 
is my magnificence.

And my destruction
will be unstoppable
and your death
will be as nothing
and my reign
will stain the world
royal purples, passionate reds, violent yellows, 
the fires of true glory, 

and your only remaining shade
will be of envy.

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Copyright 2013 purr_verse
Published on Friday, October 4, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jonas Robinson (925)By person wrote:

    I enjoy this because of the confidence you mush have felt during your composing expression. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on your award. :)

  • Godot On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Godot (21)By person wrote:

    Purr, it's wonderful to see you back around! I think we've been ships crossing in the night on this site for years. Thanks for posting a suggested reading list -- I'll be going through it :)

  • Jonas On Friday, June 30, 2017, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    this evokes, for me, an image of our sun, as it ages and expands to consume our little world.

  • dwells On Sunday, January 15, 2017, dwells (5712)By person wrote:

    The green-eyed monster has returned! A scathing characterization PV and guessing somebody done her wrong. Beauty, determination, and the world is at your feet. We are not worthy :) Cheers! - Dan

  • Carmina Gitana On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Carmina Gitana (159)By person wrote:

    I came by your page on the off chance you'd been back here in the years since I last visited . . . this was like finding the last piece of chocolate at the bottom of the basket. This was deliciously vicious. Love, love. It's like, I knew all these words before, but when you use them, you paint them into life.

  • jonLyndon On Saturday, August 15, 2015, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    " lauded and applauded" ! yea, still love this poem. Very worthy of Poem for the Day/Month/Year...

  • jonLyndon On Friday, August 14, 2015, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    Pure genius!

  • A former member wrote: ...and this is the very genre that made me fall in love with dark poetry. This left me smiling. Thanks for sharing.

  • carlosjackal On Friday, January 31, 2014, carlosjackal (2469)By person wrote:

    Praise be to The Sun, der hellster Stern von allen!

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1712)By person wrote:

    "but up close you're gaudy, tacky, overwrought and uncomfortable." - fantastic wording throughout this piece. It was so good to see something new from you. I had almost given up looking. : ) Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • jonLyndon On Thursday, January 16, 2014, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    Killing summer! "...in fire and amber and rust" gloriously.&,in - - glorious guise: the season that falls, leaves all 'round, is the season that kills... a poignant work of art, as autumns' kiss.

  • FadedBlues On Friday, October 4, 2013, FadedBlues (2971)By person wrote:

    ...quite a heroic statement & compelling reading. power is beautiful...

  • A former member wrote: This one got personal. Had to do a few double takes to make sure it was you who posted. This is what I needed to read this evening...I am being slowly suffocated by the bright beauty of many truths. I do envy, & I do feel very gaudy, tacky, overwrought, & uncomfortable these days. Your poem helps purge this feeling. Now to burn the corpse. Blaze on.

  • A former member wrote: Nice descriptions such as in fire and rust Awesome

  • NikesRain On Friday, October 4, 2013, NikesRain (1343)By person wrote:

    not a gauntlet thrown down but a riding down upon..... radiates so much more than just a statement or promise...strong...scathing...a mindset to aspire to


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