Chain Poetry: Rebel Spirit; Death Clinging to Life, in Response to a Challenge 'In Honor of April's Poetry Month'
Death clings to Life
As death grew,
The lights were dimmer,
As the darkness began to shimmer,
Eyes would glow
As the candles in back
And spirits sat as mourners
Massed together all in a row…"
by Frank Atanacio
No airs and graces,
Unblinking, cold, and grey
As they watched another join the Frey.
While the priest
Read God's holy word,
Challenging the evil beast
To try to steal another soul,
And empty husk upon which demons feast.
by John Hansen
Finding the Key
But what is this
Rising before them?
Rebel spirit, breaking free,
in frightened eyes
clinging to life’s final spree.
‘Cept one spirit,
takes the soul to find the final key...
The Thinking Behind 'Rebel Spirit'
What a great idea for a challenge. We do have a poetry month in England but it's not this month! Taking up a challenge is irresistible for some, especially for me when poetry's involved.
Not only does it get us writing poetry but it gets us thinking about all the angles and philosophies which go with this subject; evil versus good, heaven versus hell, ghosts and spirits.
Hence me thinking about the fear of death some people have. This I transferred to a tortured soul not wanting to leave this life. One spirit reacts kindly and calmly or is it a different 'key' he's off to find......?
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