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Sleepless

Spirits calling forth…
 In a still of kitchen chanting hums
From within the pitch
A crossing, through thicket hallways of the deep
The molasses of whisper flows over
Sounds of spectral drums
A dose of drowning grips the limbo
Where quiescence among the bed of midnights thoughts
Here, I lie conscious craving only sleep

And drip drop shadows sink
Lull me with a scourge of every hour
Outside thresholds waiting vultures
Abiding for my heinous fate
Softly, the hissing
Languages of white noise tongues
Among the mesmerized
Once again, the silence breaks

And a static demon speaks
Phantoms of the five am
Trumpets grim
The coming betwixt the shade and sill
A possession creeps
Of light that bleeds even further in

And chills of cold sweat zombie wakes
 To the dawning of the frazzled dead
This curse of sleepless nights
 Spirits have cast upon me, aches
Called Monday, or the after morning
And my night before last a blur that blends

The horror with this hex
Is that it goes on for twelve
Or more that's sure too be tormenting
But, the day of last or I the lost
When can we ever have our proper end?

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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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