Black Poetry : Silent Drums

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sing:
    "Love is a long time coming
    And some love is worth waiting for
    You may wake up one morning, and love will be gone
    But is love ever worth dying for?"

    The night comes with the silent drums
    I knew even as I hid among the shadows
    The moonlight strikes the concrete where the red ribbons unfurl
    I saw them float from your temple
    As you were suspended in the night air for one moment
    Before crashing through the heavens and touching the pavement
    With a lifeless grace
    The orange sparks danced in showers around you
    Your lips kissed the smoky sulfur air
    The dark seas in your eyes
    Began to calm and I swam with you
    Trying desperately to tug you to the shores of safety
    But you released your hold on the transparent blackness of night
    Sliding your fingers over the cold currents
    Washing the backs of your eyes in a tide
    That demanded your surrender
    I swallowed air as the last gasp escaped your chest
    I would breathe for you
    Then you would live again
    The salt stung my eyes
    As the silent drums thudded in my ears
    A red haze settles over the gray wetness under flickering streetlights
    This awful noise fills my head
    I am holding this last breathe inside to fill your lungs with life
    But it wants to explode into the atmosphere
    I must not betray you in the haven of my hiding place
    My heart beat slows as I blow puffs of smoke in to the frigid air
    The night comes with silent drums
    Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum
    The rhythm dances in my chest
    Da-dum-da-dum, da-dum
    This was the song of our last dance
    Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum
    But the staccato beat grew frenzied
    Pierced with irritating bubbles bursting in my head
    Ping, ping, ping, ping
    I saw you waving at me
    As I extended my hand to you
    You loved me and we would dance together
    For all eternity
    So I swayed to the happy, soft melody
    The cotton candy pink comfort inside
    No bitter salty taste left to cling to my tongue
    The pretty red ribbons unfurled from your temples
    As the silent drums exploded into dark rhythms
    Bam, bam, bam
    You swayed with me and suddenly you were still
    So perfectly silhouetted against the midnight blue
    Kissing the sulfur phantoms
    That encircled us
    Admiring the way the orange sparks struck lightening in your eyes
    I felt the breath rush from your lips and disappear
    I was with you and I swallowed so you could breathe again
    I loved you…. I loved you…..I loved you
    The red haze creeps over my face and now the shadows
    Become men with blazing lights in their hands
    I could not hold the last breathe
    I am so sorry
    Please forgive me
    I have betrayed our safe place
    Now I know as you lay in the angelic whites these strangers have draped over you
    That you will never breathe again
    I feel the cold click of metal on my wrists
    The night comes with silent drums
    Da-dum, da-dum-da-dum

    ***NEWS FLASH AT 11***

    Young woman shoots her lover
    The police say there is no apparent motive….motive….motive…motive
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loving the imagery you paint here...I was right there seeing this happen Girl this is off tha hook!!!!

    making an Angel of Darkness smile.....a wicked smile:grin:
     
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    dis here had me in aweee from da start
    seem like i was watching from somewhere near...
    nice twisted flow .....
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    congratulations - you managed to hypnotize me for a few moments - an honor that most cannot achieve
    Excellent work here - reminds me of a period of my writing development when I would mix beautiful imagery with dark poetry...

    1luv
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    this was some real sh*t here

    DSS
     
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