Skewed Perception

Dangerous specter
death
riding a deranged dragon
holding its tail
clasped between rotted teeth
stubby cigar
hanging from liver lips
protruding pink tongue
grotesque in appearance.
Spin in circles
screaming
curses to blue skies
railing
injustice found at your feet
dangerous
shotgun in hand
fireworks spew forth.
Judge.
Jury.
Executioner.
Mask
hiding features
impunity
reap rewards
while at ropes end
dangle corpses
twisting slowly
in the wind.
Bloated.
Blackened.
Crows
a murder
squalling into the tempest.
Roaring
wyverns soar
belching streams of fire.
Seated upon the left hand
destruction takes bets.
Seated upon the right hand
malice runs the table.
Amidst all the carnival carnage
the puppet master sits
strings attached to fatted fingers
unaware in his bliss
time is coming
dues will need be paid
a debt uncovered
wrack and ruin
watch basilisk devour
coming back from this…..
a dream sadly lost to the mist.
©June 27/20
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Word of the Day Challenge-Untitled Poem #38

Watch
circling the air
smell the brimstone
the devil’s aroma
seeping beneath doors
through windows
deadly seduction
whispers
it can all be made anew.
Sorcery
beguiling
beautiful
trembling before the massive body
only one can tame the rumbling beast
only one can subdue vicious desires.
Sleep dear one.
Slumber until needed.
A day will come
the lands will call
your voice
rises in trumpeting sorrow
lands will bleed
broken beneath your wings.
Superstition has it
evil you are
yet how could such beauty
such agility
such grace
be the mark of terror
not the ascending glory
saviour for the masses.
Traitors will burn
flames reducing to ashes
broken bodies of enemies.
Hear dragon screams
shudder in fear
for here
an avenger
soaring through the skies
harbinger of doom
for all those who lie.
©July 8/19
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