So Does The Dreamer Die

By Adyingflame

It is the lightning's peeling of the sky
Its jagged motion that never summoned stars forth

It is a scalded streak of midnight split from eternity


Its name is tragedy

Tragedy who bears arms, but begs alms

The deity who stands as night's companion


In the jostle of leafless trees hung over rusted iron fences

Black and cold as the pupils that study them in passing

The wind draws its breath, a drumming rain upholds the song


A wishing well draped in moss and veins of cracking stone

Inside hums the echo of rainfall, death's reflection, never shown


Red brick becomes polished blood on all but modest structures

Rage forth the thunder, but call out not the cleaving bolts

In tempered skies, swollen, watching all they wish to sunder


Dusk threads her inky silk between emerging stars

Scornful faces from below feel the razing of their jowls

By humid knives swept o'er their eyes, wind's jarring howls


Each stranger clutching coats fast knows 

The pounding heart alit by flames, 

The one who hears and speaks to pain

Who's quest for sorrow's love will ne'er wane

Treads quiet tonight beneath the rain


All at once, air is silenced, his eyes raise enamored

A peace takes his gaze, in a flashing white blaze


Tragedy strikes, like a bell in the night

As the lightning of the sky

So does the dreamer die






Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2014 Adyingflame
Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.     Filed under: "Depressed" and "Poetry"
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "So Does The Dreamer Die"

Log in to post comments.
  • A former member wrote: Amazing imagery coupled with breath takingly epic lines 10.-Mrk

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, August 3, 2015, TropicalSnowstorm (1712)By person wrote:

    Wonderful imagery in this one, I was particularly taken with the description of the red brick becoming "polished blood" in the rain...very nice observation! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Shadowking On Friday, September 19, 2014, Shadowking (227)By person wrote:

    Brilliant poem, so well composed.

  • A former member wrote: I really like the dark atmosfphere and aura of this one, anything rusty or sharp or jagged for thet matter seems to leave an apalling impression. and apalling in poetry is good

  • Jennanselmo On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Jennanselmo (3)By person wrote:

    Wow. I wish I could write like that.

  • Adyingflame On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Adyingflame (50)By person wrote:

    Thank you darkisses and kinkifrog. I appreciate the feedback.

  • A former member wrote: Wow! A really great piece.. The emotions you evoke with your very well penned words are overwhelming and made me feel somehow sad.. Thank you for sharing :)

  • Adyingflame On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Adyingflame (50)By person wrote:

    Thanks again haunted. :)

  • haunted On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, haunted (1207)By person wrote:

    incredibly penned, your words, the way you use them can be very emotional and your poem is really amazing. nice write my friend. awesome!

Contribution Level

Adyingflame's Favorite Poets
Adyingflame's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]