Shadow and Child.

By TheProphetUntold

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I.

Wading rivers, deep
hummed a song of death.
As torrents of sleep
pulled me 'neath their depths.

My mind's I.

Rode in high, on a cloud of dream.
Over the rising scourge and scream,
of hell, tearing reality's seams.

My eyes.

Gleamed eager and black, pupils wide
as the world fell in it's divide,
bleached, ash white, in the fiery tides.

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Shadow, calm.

Whisper to me, the endtime psalms.
The meaning of fingerless palms
shrouded in star.fire maelstroms.

...

Shadow, old.

Tell me, to whom, these bells doth toll.
Where birds will fly, when all is cold.
Where souls go, when death takes its hold.

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It swarmed.

Athwart the voids like dervish storms,
hurricanes, eyeless and deformed
in seas of swirling stars unborn.

It warned.

"Pledge no oath to a head of horns
or a martyr fool, crowned with thorns.
Lest ye walk in death, forever scorned.

Seek forth not, the meanings of old.
To find wisdom, unwritten in scroll,
power beyond the sum of suns, and gold.

You must sleep, sweet prophet, untold."

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Copyright 2010 TheProphetUntold
Published on Monday, January 11, 2021.     Filed under: "Poetry"

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  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 7, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (779)By person wrote:

    Loved this. Martyred fool, brilliance. Sorry but can't stand religion so when I see something like this it makes me happy.

  • DarkDruidess On Friday, January 7, 2011, DarkDruidess (333)By person wrote:

    Absolutely kudos...will you write me a book?

  • A former member wrote: ahhhh yes.. words of wisdom, perhaps... seek not but rest now..... I think you need not an apostrophe for "it's hold" above *points*.... interesting proverb at the end..... a rewriting of adages maybe.... a wonderful tribute, even, to the self.... or the persona? *bows* well crafted, dark magician.

  • lupus tenebrae On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, lupus tenebrae (894)By person wrote:

    The chaos of the endtimes surrounds this piece, you conveyed it just as a prophecy should sound. Such vivid dreams, and you were right, they do show your pieces in a different light. Scholar

  • Malcholm Dark On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, Malcholm Dark (823)By person wrote:

    absolutely fantastic... a perfectly written piece, a real pleasure to read... hurricanes, eyeless and deformed... a brilliant line... write on

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