The Bodies Nobody Claimed

By happilydepressed

The bodies of warriors lay scattered on the ground
Now lifeless and no souls to be found

Look how the skin cold white shines in the moonlight
The eyes stuck wide open now blind to the ghastly sight

These bodies abandoned and forsaken
All bodies deem worthy taken

These bodies start to come alive
Yes in all these mangled bodies life has only began to strive

The hair and nails grow yet still
The bodies bloat and dark vile and gases spill

The flies lay their eggs and maggots are born
The forgotten bodies are not entirely forlorn

The skin rots and peels from the bone
The meat putrid and the eyes now gone

These warriors once fought in many battles
Now here lays their skeletons and skulls

Nobody bothered or was left to bury the dead
Their souls now doomed to walk the Styx ahead
 

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Copyright 2020 happilydepressed
Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • I IS ME On Thursday, November 5, 2020, I IS ME (476)By person wrote:

    This is a tight piece of work, and the piece about the Styx remind of the souls that wandered along the shores

  • happilydepressed On Thursday, November 5, 2020, happilydepressed (419)By person wrote:

    thank you, that's what i was going for, Greek mythology, I wished i could've fit in Charon

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