Life Coaching, Observations, Reflections, Things that make you go hmmmmm

In Perpetuity

In Perpetuity

Strangely ominous hush, bordering on the edge of hypnotic
Every step up leads further down the road to psychotic
Past the pasts, falling hard, fractured body, mind roiling
Undertones above, mutated sounds from a mourning mass

Lightning strike, the not so dearly departed are awake
Clawing, crawling, mission macabre, a mind to break
Horrors human hung from rotting beams, strung through creeping vines
Remains roasting on raised pyres, boiling down in noxious pits

All round, the perverse trappings of the un-homed dead
Liars in the lair, killers on the kiln, ghosts at the gallows
Supernatural purgatory plight, very real unearthly delight
The spirit cellar stone bare, sweet cherry wine shan’t be served here

Ravens plucking chords, demon pawns sing lamenting chorus
Under currents of fear, hanging putrid amidst the dead’s acrid air
Chiselled in the facade, stories of the ill fated, a grave place held for you
Turbulent twisted images displaying behind sardonic toothless smiles

Unending labyrinth, risers to the dreary haunted homes of the interned
Returning down, stumbling on, searching every discovered grey shaft
Encountered minion, crooked fleshless finger beckoning, insisting
“Sorry to disturb, for the Master’s ledger, we didn’t get your name”

Misery’s acid river, flesh dissolves, channels form in eroding bone
Yellow marrow leaks, red pool creeps, blue tears fall, sinners remorse
Anguish hand in hand with self pity, penitence strangely remiss
Blurted, desperate, a bereft soul in an after death confession

One last chance around, deepening shadows, impossible to hide
Dim threshold appears, brightens, beckons, door blows open wide, sanctuary?
Entrusted messenger met, a finger raised, the ascension halted
“Sorry to disturb, from the Lords ledger, you have no name”

G.R. Hambley ©
April 08, 2015


3 responses to “In Perpetuity

  1. G. R. Hambley May 11, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I was poking around the site of an absolutely wonderful photographer, Simona.
    The comment I left and the song are below. It was on this page that I found a song.

    Hello Bella … Hozier’s, Take Me To Church … What a good good song!

    I’m seeing it against, in concert one of mine you read and I’m thinking, that’s one way to get there and never get out. Be there “In Perpetuity” for both the attitude and the violence.

    He, She, Thee, Me the message transcends the visual!


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  2. suzzeta May 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    beautiful poem! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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