All Was Still, All Was Silent ( Part 2 )

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The balance of nature

    ruptures in a storm

of shuddering earth,

    as heat expels 

out of the cracks,

        melting the sky


Thunderous blasts

     echo across the landscape,

as the horizon ignites

  into unknown shades

              of ancient horrors


     Shadows collide 

with crimson lightning,

forming a pulsing aura

         powered by rage 

that lay long dormant,

    caged against will

within sorcerers’ spells

     and incantation


The chains shatter

      with unspeakable force,

  propelling burning metal

                into the atmosphere,

   as the beast’s restraints

       fall away into hell.


Swirling mixtures

     of static and flame

   erupt from the crater,

as wings that were bound

    forever and a day

          raise the body of 

a nightmare in the flesh

        above the crumbling ground




The city sleeps.

       Oblivion awaits...



© copyright Ben D.A 2011




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Comments 17 comments

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Uni_te 5 years ago

Check it out, it's Deathwing! Great poem, dude


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Like Tolkien's Nazgul. I shall read on.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

randy - ;]

saddle - thank you for that fine comment. Its great to see people anticipating the next chapter :]

Thisismylife - flourish and finesse = awesome compliment ;] thank you


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thisismylife9123 5 years ago from Salt lake city, UT

Fantastic work, sir. You always seem to find a way to put the impending doom of the world into words with amazing flourish and finesse. Breathtaking!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I just watched the very graphic and exciting movie King Kong made in 2005 it won Oscars for sound and visual effects. The breaking of chains as KONG was teased with a look alike Ann and he went berserk and tore away the chains that bound him like they were ribbons.

Your work here has all the imagery of Hell breaking loose and the demon from Hell is to appear on earth and cause massive destruction. I await with baited breath Chapter 3 very well done, you have my full attention. Keep writing.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

So is it truly a dragon or a winged metaphor... I guess I'll have to wait and see :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie - mind-blowing? really? SWEET haha

thank you again


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Wow - mind-blowing, Ben! You are really nailing it!! This is not about a thunderstorm or even a tsunami. This is way beyond that. I'm eager for more!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks ellie :]

elizabeth, yes


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Very nice pictures! is there going to be more?


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

I for one, love storms, and you've given it suck a dark twist...It's excellent, Mr. Writings :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you Will!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent work!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

viet - thanks for the reads/comments on these right after publishing :]

mentalist - i can give no promises ;] i might have a twist hehe

mckbird - thanks for that


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

a deeply charged work


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Oblivion,is an much promised conclusion,whether by fire or in ones sleep.;)


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

unleashed to devour the earth, he is coming. and such great graphics to go with the story.

God Bless

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