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Black pearl, eye of raven

Rooftop gargoyle
Stone and statue stiff
Black pearl, eye of the raven
Watching on high, from where he sits
A dark sentinel against the moonlight
His gaze upon me never quits
At the dawn he has gone
But at twilight the corvid calls
CAW! CAW!
To warn the world
The harbinger, my confessor
Of the misdeeds I refuse to admit
Each night a shadow of my lost conscious
My superficial walls from me he does strip
One by one the eyes upon begin to stare
Til madness fills me
And not another hour of darkness can I bare
I bleed my heart open to the authority
And the black demon laughs and laughs
And flaps his wings
To seek the next of his victims
Hooded villians roaming free
Preying pleasurably upon the weak
Messenger of black summoned through affiction
Brings them to their knees
Thus, the burden of sins upon their backs
Is his calling card to leave

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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