Warrior Witch

Crimson
dark
almost black
color of dried blood
streaked down side of face
frantic eyes
stare
a war
won or lost
based on the whims
of men in power.
Hear the drum
solemn beat
mournful horn
call to arms
ride to defend
no defeat tolerated
wipe out
destroy
old man market
of young flesh
darkest desires
passions met.
Set free
enslaved
set loose
demonized enemies
herald the call
a mountain will move
crushed beneath
torn away
waters of life
of the people
of change.
wild eyed
I stand
upon cliff ledge
below
beyond
lightening horizon
come the bringers of Death.
©August 9/20
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Audacious Escape

Feet
heavy tread
coming towards
chained
matted hair
still defiant.
Taken
without qualm
claimed
righteous
witch I be
punished I shall.
I wait
eyes sparking
hatred
deep
sunk into veins
mistake made
allowing me to live
passed first day.
Beaten
iron rods
heated
pressed
sizzling flesh
making me scream
hardening
hatred
revenge
succors me.
Tonight the night
debased
debauched
death
only wrong
as to person found.
Locks picked
hands pretend anchored
come ever closer
whirling dervish
I become.
Terror
bleeds fast
stand over you
false prophet
false god bidden
unredeemed are you
walking away
blurring lines
no tenderness found.
©July 30/20
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