Black Poetry : Something whooshed.....

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SOMETHING WHOOSHED........

    On a planet, in a country, in a state, in a town,
    on a street where a lampost shines
    and the houses, very warm, quiet dreamers in their sleep
    like a hush after church bell chimes,

    Something whooshed... on the wind in the distance.
    Something galloped in the lime moonlight
    --and its wings cut the air
    --into slices of Fear
    which it tossed in the night with delight.

    And I shivered with a tremble and began to disassemble
    with the fright now fused to my bones
    --as they landed on the rooftops,
    --slid across the treetops,
    falling on to cartop domes.

    Out of bed, 'cross the floor, thru a window did I spy
    down the street from that lamp lurking light
    came an eerie fog creeping, 'cross the land was it seeping,
    into beds and blankets and the sleepers of the night.

    Then the church bell rang ! Clang! Clang!
    And the church bell rang ! Clang! Clang!

    In the cloud came the hoofbeats thumping like heartbeats,
    pulsing to a blood-beat time
    -as the whoosh of the wing flaps
    -turned cold my blood saps
    freezing in the vessels of my mind.

    Fog seeped at a fast creep, crossing onto my street's
    curb, over lawn more and more
    -while sliding past the fireplace,
    -creeping up the staircase,
    thumping down the hall to my door.

    Some human-headed hoofed thing, half bull / half wing,
    eyes froze in fire wreathed in flames,
    -then reached out from the mist
    -grabbed me by my arm and wrist
    to pull me, screaming, in the fog in pain.

    I jolted from this nightmare, awake and free of frightmares,
    gasping for some air, a wake-up push.
    -And out my window I did breathe,
    -the night air filling lungs with ease,
    when eyes and head turned left....and Something whooshed !

    HH
     
  2. skrybble7

    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was good for this particular poetic style.
    Made me think of "The Bells" and "Nevermore" (titles might be off)
    from Your boy, Edgar. Tyte drop fo sho.
    One love
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man this was tyte and off da hook !
    i like this piece. HH
     
  4. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Skrybble - Appreciate those words. You're right. There is a drop or two of the Edgar in this. We get our inspiros from many places. Don't we ? Thanks. HH

    Rich - I'm glad you liked this but "off da hook" makes me a fan of yours. Thanks. HH
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    as i am of yours fo real , u be putting it down ya know
     
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    Gwon ahead Brother do ya thang. I likes ya stylo;)
     
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    GHETTOAMBITION Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dang i like dis drop
    it waz very interestin..i wonda wut it waz??
    so flo on wit nonstop
    dis waz very nice


    balckluv and bp
     
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    Quite the story teller you are, thank you for another intriguing tale that thoroughly engrosses your reader.
     
  9. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich - I try Rich. I try. Thanks loads. HH

    Spicyb - Glad you like the style and will continue doin' the thang. HH

    GhettoA - Each one's imagination will tell what it wuz. But when you gotta run. Run! Thanks for those words GA. HH

    Watz - Ahhh shucks Watz ! Now ya makin' me blush. Always good to hear from you. HH
     
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