Arrival

Darkness
floods
cold
burning
laying on the floor
staring
eyes sightless
horror induced fear
glistening tracks of liquid
trail to the floor
a pathway to pain
can escape no more.
Demons
peep
behind nightmares
drool laced venom
acid deep
scoring the soul
vacuous grins
crawling towards
whimpers
screw eyes closed
go away…..
go away…..
go away!
Yea
though I walk through…..
valley of sin
wade through corruption
hands out
sacrifice
wash away
the stench
embedded
nailed to the cross
helpless
whilst at the base
fires roar
imps do dance
arrive in hell
there is no going back.
©April 28/20
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Lock and Key

****9 Days****
Blackened hearth
ashes cold
no warmth found
a loss of self
a loss of innocence
tears track through soot
silence round
staring endlessly into the darkness.
Morbid thoughts
death
destruction
voice raw from shattered screams
gasping air
unable to stop
convulsing as the ugly truth
rears its bloody head.
Alcohol
consumed in copious amounts
dims the light within
allows for wraith like movement
through my own life.
Grey ghosts gather
dancing around my bed
an exorcism
no longer effective
I am lost within.
Broken
death looking on
time has come to change
to embrace this self
amalgamate it to the new
creating a better me.
As time grows close
my festive nature
a joy to perceive
my demons battled
sedated
locked within a chest
for which I have the only key.
©Dec. 14/19
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