Pain Of The Promise

The blood drips linger 
afraid to leave the bastion of grace 
that sustained them 
fibres stretched and pulled to the brink of profanity 
sweat refused 
clinging until raised as vapors to the sky 
a piercing shriek of a quartz tip

entered somehow sliently 
parting flesh from flesh meat from bone 

and bitter liquid poured forth 

searing a river of flesh devouring agony
a slight reprieve

offered nothing but the biting cold of sullied mead 
poured mercilessly upon the lips of truth 
to add irrevent pain upon excruciating reverence 
the clouds gathered 
the ground swelled up and shook 
the cracks of the whip deafened 
by the thunderous proclamation 
thus it was done 
and hope sat in stunned silence 
the endless wait began

as the blood drips lingered afraid to touch the sand

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The blood drips linger afraid to leave the bastion of grace 

that sustained them 

fibres stretched and pulled to the brink of profanity 

sweat refused clinging until vapors raised to the sky ahead

a piercing shriek of a quartz tip entered somehow sliently 

parting flesh from flesh meat from bone and bitter liquid poured forth 

searing a river of flesh devouring agony

a slight reprieve offered nothing but 

the biting cold of sullied mead poured mercilessly upon the lips of truth 

to add irrevent pain upon excruciating reverence 

the clouds gathered the ground swelled up and shook 

the cracks of the whip deafened by the thunderous 

proclamation 

thus it was done 

and hope sat in stunned silence 

and the endless wait began

as the blood drips lingered afraid to touch the sand  

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patriciajj's picture

Heart-stopping work. I felt I

Heart-stopping work. I felt I was there in the moment of that supreme sacrafice, and your depictions were powerful and masterfully composed. Enjoyed very much.

 

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Thankyou so much for letting

Thankyou so much for letting me know. I am honoured :) hugss 


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Oh My Oh Mead

"...poured mercilessly upon the lips of truth..."

This line spoke to my imagination and it paused. - nice verses - slc



Onyamaichi

 

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Yeah, I suppose it makes a

Yeah, I suppose it makes a change from the propaganda and conspiracy affecting humanity  play... it was important to me to remember. X hugss


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am