Verses Part Two - The Blood Still Flows - Chapter Two

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I knocked over the chalice, slumped forward in slumber,

just writing along and then suddenly I was totally under.

Instantly, I was once again in our dream,

head ringing from your piercing scream.

~

“What the hell are you doing? Have you lost your mind?

Damnit woman, how can you think I would leave you behind?

It took every bit of my strength just to keep you from crashing.

What do I get for it but mistrust, suspicion and psychic bashing?

~

How can you really doubt that I exist?

How can you think I’m not with you in this?

Can’t you feel me? Do you really think that you are crazy?

That I am some figment of your mind, a deadly imagined haze?"

~

Your voice was much deeper, quavering with righteous anger.

The look in your eyes was cold, icy, and it spoke of danger.

You reached out and grabbed me, your steely fingers biting into my flesh.

You shook me so hard your fingers tore through the sleeve of my dress.

~

"Never in all our lifetimes have you ever considered burning the book.

I would have come to you. I was still too weak and I could only look.

How could you have so little faith in me?

How could you doubt we are meant to be?

~

I did not leave you. I… fell, back into the well.

The blood you gave tonight was just the spell.

It gave me back enough strength to return to our dream.

Did you really have to put me through hell in between?"

~

I could feel the pain of your grasp like vipers biting my arms.

“Let go of me!” I yelled back my voice so very full of alarm.

Your eyes grew wide. You let go whispering, “Never harm.”

and pulled me to you again, your embrace acting like a charm,

~

a safe haven from all the crazy, leaving me totally disarmed.

A voice inside said, "No way you’re getting out unharmed."

Your arms were like a cage, solid, made of steel.

I admit your strength a huge part of the appeal.

~

In your arms the rage and confusion again gave way to tears.

You would not budge, holding me, “Sh, tell me of your fears.”

I could not speak, nor breathe, only ache inside my shaking shell.

Was this but merely the briefest glimpse of your aforementioned hell?

~




I thought the massive knot sucking air from my chest should surely ease.

You were holding me within the dream. Why did that not appease?

The reality of the situation you described was fast becoming clear.

Be you real or not, I'm destined to lose you. That was part of my fear.

~

If I can’t bear the thought of it now, before you come through the gate,

how will I endure parting after a lifetime together, if that is our fate?

It seems as if were to be the kindest of all possibilities to go through,

aside that is, of course, from never at all having gotten to know you.

~

I know I will lose you.

I will lose myself too.

These were but some of my fears,

tiny whispers choked through tears

~

that fell down onto your chest like rain.

You whispered, “Give me all of your pain.”

I could feel the dark energy being pulled out of me and into you

causing silent, lung racking sobs I didn't think I would live through.

~

After the tears were gone, there was something about being in your arms,

like some kind of exotic drug lulling me into a foggy kind of pseudo calm.

Where was my survival instinct, that little voice inside screaming alarm,

that thing I am supposed to be hard wired with so that I can go on?

~

Somewhere in the back of my mind, idly, I noticed that dry you had remained.

It was such a little thing, but it stayed in the back of my mind just the same.

You should have been soaked by the river tears.

You made me feel so safe, so far from my fears.

~

To be continued

Vix a.k.a. Rhonda Enrayne 2-9-11

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

Reality of indestinct imagination and authentic memory is unimportant of desire.;)


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

Mentalist acer ~ Perhaps. We shall see in due time I think. I always love reading your comments as they are without fail thought provoking.


Inkwell780 5 years ago

Another gemstoned poetic musing. Well written with graceful flow. Tis your trademark to be sure. It is always a pleasure reading the emotion that you paint on paper. Always your friend, Matthew!


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

Inky ~ Your comment is as sweet and kind as you yourself are. Thank you.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, methinks he is not what he seems! or maybe he is?


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

Nell ~ Greetings :)

I thinks he is too good to be true

when a single thought I can rationally construe.

But how does one ever really know

just how affairs such as this will go?

Happy hubbing!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love verses part two. You wrote this flow like a water and very well written. I am glad to know this form you. Vote up.

Love and peace,


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

Prasetio30 ~ Love and peace be unto you my friend. Thank you so much for your sweet words.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

Damn this is good, Dragged me in and held me tight to the very end, a wonderful tale you are weaving and I am enjoying the slow unravel, great work!


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

Nighthag ~ :) Thank you. I really appreciate you taking the time as I know this is getting into the ridiculously long here. Your kind words are most treasured. Happy Hubbing!


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

Truly a marvel of interest that seems to have yet another additional chapter, waiting for more...


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

DarkDisOrder ~ You are too kind sir. Thank you so much.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Wow, what is he? Nice dark story you are weaving Poetvix. Awaiting the next chapter.....Loved the first two!

Voted you up!


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

Erin LeFey ~ Thank you so much!

I'm really not sure what he is. I just have this strange feeling that there is more to him than he's telling. I do know he often gives me a headache which is why chapter two is not finished. Spring break is coming up soon so hopefully I can spend some more time w/ him and figure out what's up. I kinda wanta know too! :)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I think he's something completely different!


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

Micky Dee ~ He might be. Who can say? I mean really, how many trustworthy ghosts does one meet?


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Joshua Kell 5 years ago from Arizona

Cool.


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

Joshua ~ Thanks.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I can't believe I just saw this. Nicely written with beautiful flow. Thank you.


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

Genna ~ Thank you for your kind comment and for your time. Happy hubbing!


Aka Professor M 5 years ago

Many are those talented individuals who have written with such descriptive intensity and dramatic panache. I really believe that Mary Shelley would have enjoyed this, as would Bram Stoker, Shakespeare and Edger Allen Poe!

You do favor the Gothic Horror and Fantasy genre in this tale and as such exhibit a personality in the character that would have found a willing reader in one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as Sigmund Freud for different reasons.

The end result is that the piece can stand alone and be appreciated by so diverse an audience and each will find something which will to them, appeal, Rhonda. Part three will have quite the lead in to live up to as the bar has been raise quite high with this chapter.

Voting it up, Poetvix!

Regards Mike! (Aka Professor M!) ;D


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

AKA Professor M ~ Your comments are so kind as is your taking the time to read something so long. I thank you for both.

I do love gothic horror and many other types the foremost of which being what I like to term post apocalyptic fiction. I dearly love epic fantasies as well such as Robert Jordan's series "The Wheel of Time".

I can't wait for summer vacation so as to have the time to finally finish this tale.

Thank you again dear sir and the happiest of hubbing to you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...so very nice to hear from you once again my friend - as you have always been one of my favorite writers of darkness, magic, fantasy, the otherworld and the intrique. And all told in such significant epic form - in fact you are truly a creative anomaly - as there is no one else that I know of who can write - quite - like this - simply, as always, hubawesome!!!!


Aka Professor M 5 years ago

This is a tale that does deserve the time to allow you to really develop it as you have with this one and it's predecessor, Rhonda. The ability to tell such a tale is one that shows true talent.

You however, have chosen to compound the task, by now having coupled the use of poetic lyrics as your medium of choice. That takes the degree of difficulty to a whole new level.

I am about to undertake such a project myself and like my pieces on "The Dangers of Anger" and "Her Day of Reckoning" my poetic vampire tale, this shall be my own choice based on the Edda Saga stylings.

My latest dabbling in the realms of classic Gothic Horror / Fantasy & Science Fiction genres have produced a couple of series in "T'Alon of C'Law" and "The Arch Angel Chronicles"!

Thanks for your well wishes in Hubbing, Rhonda and I wish you the very best as well!

Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D


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

Epigramman ~ Dear Epi, it has been my loss to not be around much lately but when I do get time to come here yours are the first hubs I go for. You always come up with new and innovative works on a vast array of subject matter and your words flow like fine wine

Thank you for your kind comment and may you continue to reign supreme.

Aka Professor M ~ Thank you very much for your incredibly kind words.

I look forward with great anticipation to reading more of your works. I find it hard to find works inspired by the Edda Saga and am intrigued at the idea of such.


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mcrawford76 5 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

You are a very talented writer. This is only the second piece I've read, but I'm hooked. You have earned a new follower in me.

Voted up and awesome.


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

Mrcrawford ~ Thank you sir. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Have the happiest hubbing!

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