Downcast

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With downcast eyes and shawl of snow
The shivering guardian stands
And all who come and all who go
Look not unto the lands
Watched by the winged and wondrous foe
Of life thrust loose by hands
Made stern with rattling tattling bones.

Soft darkness sings the words of woe
To sizzled flesh the brands
Of makers, masters, gods they know
Brittle fused into the sands
Souls wasted, mocking there below
Mercy crumbling as it stands
Made stern with rattling tattling bones.

Made stern with rattling tattling bones
Mercy crumbling as it stands
Souls wasted, mocking there below
Brittle fused into the sands
Of makers, masters, gods they know
To sizzled flesh the brands
Soft darkness sings the words of woe.

Made stern with rattling tattling bones
Of life thrust loose by hands
Watched by the winged and wondrous foe
Look not unto the lands
And all who come and all who go
The shivering guardian stands
With downcast eyes and shawl of snow.

About suzanawylie

Suzana Wylie is the not-very-pseudo pseudonym of Susan Wylie Wilson, because let's face it, there are lots of Susan Wilsons around, and as an author, I want readers to find ME and not the bazillions of others. I've been writing all my life - since I learned to hold a pencil anyway - and can't NOT write. Other people have to breathe to live; I have to write.
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One Response to Downcast

  1. a.c. says:

    The dark, melancholic mood of this poem really got to me.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it very much. As always, looking forward to your writing. It would be amazing if you could check out my latest poem at betweenriceandrain.wordpress.com and leave a comment as well? Thank you very much and happy writing! (-:

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