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Raven

Raven

Comes a raven dark and leery,
Harbinger death so dreary.
Perched on rustic headstone,
Β Sojourn potential throne.

Sleek, pitch feathers sublime,
Telltale me, I'm out of time.
Echoes through still solemn trees,
Prayers unanswered on my knees.

Midnight chimes witching hour,
From foul shadows, I cower.
I beg the raven for more time,
Beady eyes judge for my crime.

Creeps death with foggy wake,
I pray my soul the Lord will take.
Aiming ghastly finger of bone,
Reckon my name in stone.
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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Lisa...Very creepy to think that the raven is foreboding the unavoidable and having to deal with seeing one's own name in stone to seal the deal.Β  You are great at the darker, ominous writes....getting that tone consistent throughout to make for a very macabre scene.Β  Love your work!Β  xo Love n Hugs, Cherie

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Tony Taylor

Hey DARKLY!!
I LOVE the way you have delivered such an array of dark word choices all in one poem.... and woven them in so subtly..... creating the perfect tone for this subject matter!! ~

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Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  From foul shadows, I cower....."
I'd recognize your distinctive style ANYWHERE!!...... work it!! Own it!! Work it!! Own it!! (smiles)......ALL STARS!!......smokin' grooves girlfriend!!.....T xo πŸ§β€πŸ‘

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Barry Childs

Wow, Lisa. Such beauty in your words. Crafted like the professional you are.
Barry x

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John Prophet

Time and time again you deliver quality work.

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A Lonely Journey

Red,Β 
Great writing, my friend! Dark, and foreboding, and intense. Wonderfully EAP-ish. Some really great lines throughout.Β 
Loved it!Β 

Matthew.Β 

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A Lonely Journey

You're welcome, Red...you're very mundane...but you're still welcome. lol. C'mon, get excited! Look at all those reads, and likes and comments. I'd be excited, I get one. lol. Of course, my writing stinks, but that's not the point, we're here to make friends, and encourage each other, right?Β 
Anyway, great job, bucko.Β 

M.Β 

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