The Wolf Shepherd.

By TheProphetUntold


He is the demon.

Pacing the brink of the horizon,
where the pastures meet the heavens,
cloaked in the fire of the setting sun.

Arms wide in the inferno's embrace,
as he closes the flock's timid gaze.

Herald, of the harvest's last reaping.
Advancing, the cliffside shores, weeping.
Incinerating, the flocks, leaping.

He is the coming storm.

Standing amongst the pyres, swearing an undying oath,
unto every star at the gates of the cosmos.

"From shore to burning shore, I shall bring an end.
So that which is ash, might be beautiful again."


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Copyright 2010 He Who Shall Not Bleed
Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 7, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (796)By person wrote:

    Although beautiful, I'd like to see people's insight more within the authors note; peek inside your head or attempt let ya'share it with everyone. I feel anything you would say, a descriptor building up anticipation would exponentially help some of your pieces convey even more emotion. Although these are nice to let others interpret, I would like to have a starting point in your head to read along with. Keep up the good work brother.

  • TheProphetUntold On Friday, December 7, 2018, TheProphetUntold (166)By person wrote:

    I don't lead people by the nose. To me poetry is saying more than is written, or deriving different images or meanings from what is actually written. I am more imagination than literal interpretation.

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 7, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (796)By person wrote:

    Damn that's good answer & honestly after I posted that comment I got to thinking about that aspect of it. But some people have vastly infinite imaginations that derive from other solidified things or imagery. I know my mind is always reeling & I can get a million ideas of a word or small idea of someone else. So I totally get it, thank you responding as such.

  • A former member wrote: When I sit here in this dark, sharpening my tools & s.words, I recall this wicked wonder...I have read it innumerable times & keep it in the back of my mind & near to the hidden thorns in my soul. I, as well as many others, are anticipating your 'autumnal awakening'...yes, sir, I am looking forward to seeing the dark.

  • A former member wrote: Cathartic, indeed.

  • Malice In Wonderland On Friday, April 1, 2011, Malice In Wonderland (1021)By person wrote:

    And the last few lines were perfect... I think I'm done now. Scholar

  • Malice In Wonderland On Friday, April 1, 2011, Malice In Wonderland (1021)By person wrote:

    Okay, so this can only be commentless because either nobody knows what the fuck to write... which is what my issue is, or nobody has read it... this is vivid and breathtaking...'insert cliche here...' Scholar

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