Poem -

Blistered

Blistered

Who’s that lurking in the corner, far across my darkened room?
Shadows slither, getting warmer, casting caustic shades of doom.
Is it my imagination—is it real, or mere façade?
Will he be my ruination?
Where, oh where are you, dear God?

Β 
Seeping from the slinking shadows, slithering like scaly snakes,
dead men dangle from the gallows, ghastly wretched sounds they make!
Jesus, do you hear me calling in my darkest hour of need?
Father, bring the holy waterβ€”
come cast out the demon’s seed.

Β 
Fires inside my soul engulf me, burning red-hot from within.
Time is up, no one can bluff me; for I'm forced to face my sin.
Christ, can’t you accommodate me, wrench me from his wretched grasp.
Listless lullabies sedate me,
breath breathed out in one, long gasp.

Β 
Who’s the image in my mirror, evil lurking in cold eyes?
Lord, the vision’s growing clearer, hear me now my plaintive cries.
Fest’ring blisters cover o’er me, turning alabaster skin to black.
Yet, the vision here before meβ€”
Is just me, now, looking back.

Log in or Become a Member to comment.

Comments

author
Simon Bromley

Deserves far more credit.Β  Deliciously dark write, thoroughly enjoyed and has inspired me to write one too.

Reply
author
Dean Kuch

Excellent, Simon.
There's no greater compliment as a writer than to know you have inspired others in one way or another.
I sincerely appreciate your kind comments.
πŸ•±β™ ~Dean~β™ πŸ•±

Reply
author
Ian William

Excellent! In both tempo and narrative!

Reply
author
Dean Kuch

Thank you, Ian!
I am very grateful for your comments.
All my best,
πŸ•±β™ ~Dean~β™ πŸ•±

Reply
author
Dean Kuch

I couldn't ask for a better one word review than that, Carey.
Thanks so much for reading!
πŸ•±β™₯❀️~Dean~❀️β™₯πŸ•±

Reply
author
Jeff Miller

I feel your words with this piece of work it’s well written it opens up a lot of worlds to me

Reply
author
Dean Kuch

Thank you for reading, Jeff.
I appreciate your time as well as the positive feedback.
With gratitude,
~Dean

Reply
author
S.zaynab.kamoonpury

Woww thrilling dark poem, so creatively appealing in masterpiece style muse indeed. The demons inside us, our fears n nightmares eh. Kudos for this wild fantasy style.

Nice to read from u again,Β 
pls Pleez do review/comment my newest poem too

Reply
author
Dean Kuch

Thanks so much for checking this out, S.zaynab.kamoonpury.
I'm very grateful for your glowing review.
All my best,
~Dean

Reply