the art of vengeance

By not an addict

in somber shades
of destiny
i am painting
the last sunset
your eyes
will ever know.

with brush in hand,
i call into being
the setting
of your demise:
an empty beach,
windswept seas,
the beauty of rolling waves
serving only as
to the nameless storm
trailing swiftly
in their wake.

in a moment
of sympathy,
i collect the rain
your skies had known
and procure
the faintest hint
of a rainbow
from its reflection...
but it passes
with the moment,
becoming lost
in a flurry of brushstrokes
that leave behind a sky
only aware of contrast
through flashes of lightning.

with the care
of a lover,
i accentuate
lengthening shadows
like mouths of travesty,
greedily sucking dry
the palette from which
your eyes
will never again
draw colour.

my hands begin to shake
in the knowing
of what is to come,
but their uncertainty
only stirs the turbulence
to whitecapped fury,
effectively sealing your fate.

the sea approaches violently,
her passive nature lost
in a souring rage
that threatens to consume all
foolish enough to engage her.
she spreads wide her maw,
bearing limitless
destructive potential,
before crashing down
on your reality
with the confidence
of one
who has never been bested.

i carry the weight of her tempest
in my fingertips,
and with a vengeful flick of my wrist,

left in her wake
are tattered brushes,
wasted colours,
and an endless nothing.

where once you drew breath
there are now empty lungs-
no movement stirs your still form.

in the echo of your silence
i lean back from the canvas.


my effigy
has fulfilled its purpose.

i arise from my easel,

for a moment, i pause,
an almost
erotic afterthought...

and with a methodical convulsion
i throw wide my hands
bathing the canvas
in an ocean of colour

immersing you
in one final,
brilliant explosion
before all fades to black.

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© 2006 not an addict
Published on Thursday, January 5, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Beautiful. You have a way with words. Well done.

  • Spiritus_Frumenti On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, Spiritus_Frumenti (343)By person wrote:

    unbelievable piece! This felt like a ride that i'm glad i was able to experience. - l-

  • Circe Avalon On Monday, February 18, 2008, Circe Avalon (117)By person wrote:

    I felt as if I was watching you bath the canvas in color. Like what it must be like to watch god work. Breathe taking.

  • thelostmessenger On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, thelostmessenger (115)By person wrote:

    wow. the emotion in this really speaks...

  • A former member wrote: Oh yeah I forgot to mention in my first post... IMAGERY< IMAGERY< IMAGERY< IMAGERY< IMAGERY!!!!!! = ) ~Lost~

  • not an addict On Saturday, April 1, 2006, not an addict (45)By person wrote:

    you f*cker. =)

  • Guillotine On Monday, February 20, 2006, Guillotine (177)By person wrote:

    Breathtaking... this left me gasping for something... air? inspiration? I don't know

  • A former member wrote: absolutely beautiful! breathtakingly stunning, the emotion, the vision! love it.

  • TaintedButterfly On Monday, January 9, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Wow! Words escape my voice, just wow.

  • A former member wrote: Well sir...I must say that this is quite splendid. I absolutely love the whole concept and your re-vamping is flawless. You shine here.. I love it. ~Lost~

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, January 7, 2006, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    the idea itself weirds me out to no end. i'm not sure why yet. i will come back when i'm more useful. =/

  • Dei On Thursday, January 5, 2006, Dei (704)By person wrote:

    this was an amazing piece. I love it.

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