A Gesture Of Evil Burns


In the darkness a shadow cries,

he believed in old fantastical lies,

myths, emblems of supernatural flies,

a gesture of evil burns,

and a demon leering before him

waiting for his turn,

a torment of feelings ripped inside,

and his sanity would hide,

as his insanity flips,

and the sorrow dips,

his hand hovering before his lips,

and then there was no calm,

his fingers curling to dig into his palm,

the waiting demon whispered only a single word,

so soft was the whisper,

no one heard,

but the gesture he could see,

and he wanted to run free,

so he could allow the vast

accumulation of shocks gradually wear away,

lost in darkness he was afraid to pray,

and it brought on the fear,

a fear he was afraid to share,

living in that agony, he just cried,

in reality he should have died,

bewitching eyes fixed on him

in a sudden silence,

he would gasp,

and that reality

he seemed unable to grasp.


© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Aphrodite Venus 5 years ago from Orlando

Nice work. Good imagery to convey fear.


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Terishere 5 years ago

I agree with Aphrodite Venus...

Nice imagery conveying the feelings of fear.

I voted up and awesome!

Terri


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan

You really have a gift to convey the feelings of dread and fear. Voted up.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I enjoyed this very much. . Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and beautiful. I'm always your fan! I am working a series of 5 novels, “Seeds from Heaven” that touches on a lot of the things you mention. One might ask, “What would the Messiah’s message be today if he traveled the Earth during our time?” “Lean against the Wind” is reviewed in a HUB.

Based upon this HUB, you might enjoy

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Mcham Law 5 years ago from Round Rock, Texas

great choice of picture too. really helped with the visualization of the emotions you were pulling on. Voting up for sure


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great hub, love all word imaginary words.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Scaryboo! Oh my goodness, this was deliciously devilish. Thank you!


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

I loved this, Frank. "The waiting demon whispered only a single word". Nice stuff! Voted up and awesome!


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PoweroftheCross 5 years ago from Above and Beyond...

Double scary on the second read. Now I'm wondering what single word a demon would whisper. Super scary an vividly wicked poem. Voted up up up...

Gave this one a facebook and plus one...why should I be the only one shaking in my boots? :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

....love your writing because you always take me to another (darker) world ......and yet I see the 'light' in your writing .....lake erie time 5:57pm and yes your work is hubawesome!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you Marlene and Terri for reading my Gesture bless you guys :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Jseven and Reynolds for stopping by bless you


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

and thank you Mcham.. Joyce aka writer20 and poetic Vix and Hippiequeen for stopping by :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

and thanks powerofthecross and Epi for visiting my gestures and leaving comments :) Frank


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Such dark poem that I couldn't,...... wouldn't, try to picture it! Poor soul, trapped in the Evil...... Frank, you have such ways with words! Incredible expressions! Voting up and awesome.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

wow lathing I forgot about this piece :) thanks for visiting it.. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOl thanks for the yard tracking..LOL Lathing bless you


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

So dark and yet I feel compelled to be your light for a spell...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you so much for spending the night with me Moms.. well let me rephrase that I don't want aynone to think your that type of woman.. For reading my stuff last night.. you're the best... Frank


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Interesting right Mr. Atanacio you do write some deep poetry you should do more of it.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you lady :)

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