The Flesh (poem)

What is the flesh which greets the evening’s dawn

It’s creeping ever seeking long ago

When its own sense of purpose it did know

Instead of other’s souls to feed upon

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It lurks in shadows cursing what may come

It’s weeping reason steeping its own cost

For its doomed breath another’s love is lost

What pain and sorrow breeds a heart so numb

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Oh night’s delight just one more victim sings

It’s seething echoes breading mercy dies

As crimson draws his tears across the skies

And only silent sadness felt the stings

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What is this flesh which meets the edge of light

A dream perhaps some madness hid from sight

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good one and with such an open expression


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Beautiful. I am going to try to find more words to describe how I feel about your poems. They are so wonderful. I want to stop repeating myself.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Mhatter, this one seems a bit dark, I'll have to read it again. Always beautifully written, always interesting.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Every reader has their own take on a particularly excellent piece of poetry. This reflects (for me) the angel of death and only your wealth of talent could pen it so perfectly.


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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

And only silence felt the sad stings... brilliant, love yaz, lily


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Mysteriously wonderful.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

To me the flesh is any fear that takes over in the night. You always surprise me with your words. Up and awesome.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very deep, Martin. The music adds a spooky touch which leads one to read the last two lines over and over again!


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This is, indeed, very deep. I read it twice to get the full effect.

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