NaPoWriMo Day 23 – Hurry

Hurry

hurry now
follow
the war drums coming
over the ridge
hurry now
try to outrun what hunts
in the darkest midnight
once pretended to be spring
within the queen of fairies’ command
thought once to join
only met unfortunate betrayal
bittersweet like every blinded eye
turned to the sky
hurry now
follow
the war drums coming
over the ridge
hurry now
try to outrun what hunts
in the darkest midnight
where the fairies came to die
as the wheel of time pulled
tighter until it came to a shuddered stop
in scream against growing war drums
hurry now
follow
the war drums are coming
ever closer still
hurry now
try to outrun what hunts
in the darkest midnight

NaPoWriMo Day 22 – Flayed

Flayed

She leaves my skin out
Flayed and painted red
Find amusement in peculiar things
Painting pictures perfect
At my own mistaken behest
Had no idea it would play
Out to this way where I ended
Flayed and painted red
Find amusement in peculiar things
Painting pictures perfect
Until she runs out of colors
Enough to sustain us both
She leaves my skin out
Flayed and painted red

NaPoWriMo Day 21 – Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

Regrets I have long collected
Playing through the hemlock grove
Wish they choke on the past
Poisoned by the grove I’ve been
Carving apart under moonlight
Whilst my regrets sleep deep
Leave me to believe in hope
Freedom from their crippling
Everything I was told was
Wrong – words and actions
Splayed and spewed from me
Regrets I have long collected
Playing through the hemlock grove
We come together dancing until
All fall down, fall apart
Choke on the past poisoned
All around the hemlock grove

NaPoWriMo Day 20 – Circus

Circus

Only a circus meant for nevermore
Further reaches into the shadows
It went for its sideshow giving way
To purgatory’s childish delight
Led by a psychopath in dance
All around the three rings
Twisting tighter and closer
To the center sway and bow
Only a circus meant for nevermore
Further reaches into the shadows
It went inside the minds giving way
To purgatory’s childish squeals
Led by psychopathic intention
All around the three rings
Twisting tighter and closer
To the center are we in
Only a circus meant for nevermore

NaPoWriMo Day 19 – Hurricane

Hurricane

Sun rising behind me
Finish the damage controlled
By the love of rage
Boiling beneath my skin
Become a name unforgotten
Forsake saints for sinners
I carve out of my breath
Bloody and incomplete
Become more than I
Separating out the flaws
Categorize them and claim
Sweet disaster unbent in gales
Blowing though in hurricane
With sun rising behind me
Finish the damage unhindered
As legions stomp on through
By the love of rage
Boiling beneath my skin
Become a blessing and a curse
With a name unforgotten

NaPoWriMo Day 18 – Worth

Worth

Lifetime worth of words to say
More with each passing day
Shamed by words free from binds
Left to follow behind alone
Bittersweet misery they hold
Without a reason to embrace
Lifetime worth of words to say
Sleeping within my arms
Keeping us from reaching heights
Toward the smirking stars above
And between us on twisted sheets
Long left forlorn, harsh
Lifetime worth of words to say
More with each passing day
Shamed by words free from poison
Left to follow behind alone

NaPoWriMo Day 17 – Hornets’ Nest

Hornets’ Nest

Mistake this pen for a weapon
Like all the pretty things
I discarded with wrongs
I perceived at one time or another
Never seem to get it right
Always a hornets’ nest
Mistake this pen for a weapon
Like all the pretty things
I may get right once
Perhaps this time I will
See them for more than
Beautifully atrocious
Till I have what I need
Mistake this pen for a weapon
Like all the pretty things
I discarded with wrongs
Into a hornets’ nest