Untitled Dark Poem #6

Words are broken
promises lies
heart bleeding
held in hand
offered up
as payment for love
given not freely
strings are attached.
Bound
wrapped
played like a marionette
Punch and Judy
knocked here and there
whilst laughter abounds.
Broken
head bent
no one can see
roiling rage
boiling
simmering
below the surface.
Tabled
turned
left behind
my tears leave traces
of the woman I was
and
not the monster I have become.
©March 4/21
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Monstered Saviour

Scritchity scratch
claws
drag down the wall
blood oozing
copper stains upon the surface
standing
ready to defeat
ready to scare
ready to…..
Hovering in the shadows
blending
watching
child screams
breaks my heart.
I must materialize
I must free her…..
Parting
misted curtain
seeing
rage increasing
father
meant to protect
abused he did
more than once
her desperate cries…..
silent help…..
I am coming……
I will save you.
In the night
mumbled prayers
not to god
forsaken
anything
nightmare called
bringing me forth
my arms
become a haven.
Late
so late the moon is at the stage
setting into the empty sea
while still
giving light…..
he creeps
evil glint upon his face
reaching out
about to steal her soul when…..
In one moment
time
space
everything
split in two
capturing me
pulling me forth
shadows made real.
Nevermore…..
fear
will not arrive
talons
sharp to shred
driven beneath
rising up on tiptoes
aorta pierced
bleed out
she will survive.
©June 15/20
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