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Rex Morte

Updated on June 10, 2020

~ ' Rex Morte ' ~


Harbinger of gloom, swathed in blanket of terror;

Sepulchrous stench, fetid thunderous doomslayer.

Thou wilst find me rest upon, a glinting edge of steely knife,

Lo, the final, shorn farewell, from a mean, unfaithful wife.

Usurper of thine Kings; darkle killers, court thy friends,

I’m the Crown Prince of Hell, where'st your life never mends.

I perch upon the nose of a terminal bullet;

I’m the last breath you gasp, from a gagged, choking gullet.

I feed upon your mind, like a humanoid hater;

Defenestrating foes, I’m a smoked desolator.

Unhallowed be thy name, bearing dim, infernal homes;

‘ Tartarus ‘, ‘ Gehenna ‘, Stygian Sheol’s, aphotic zones.

Wh*redom, drugs and grog, divorced of marriage, prostitution;

Vaunt imperious, finishing schools, of thy minion's institution.

Skeletal, sallow hand, bleeding eyes of burning coals;

Sowers of dank dread, desecrating fallow souls.

Hell’s ' betes noires ', collectors sworn, to do thy bidding;

Verily carry out my plans, amidst your streets, there I am hidden.

Thitherto displayed, dost thrust my atramentous cross;

Postpartum sign of reigning fear, divines thy gain shall be your loss.

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    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks again Anna, and you must be feeling pretty good after having your holiday;

      All the best,

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      I liked this; very dark and foreboding. You encapsulated the essence of evil very well with your clever words but left a glimmer of hope shimmering in there; ever present but not always obvious. Excellent work.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Looks like I received this one, and ... two more just now that were not from you. LOL Who knows. Well, I know I have been trying to use my new smart phone which is so sensitive to comment at lunch, and I hope I did not do something to my account! But your answer to my question seemed to get things going there and now I think they are starting to show up again. I hope I did not miss too much for those missing five hours. I will go manually under my account to those I follow to see what they have published to make sure.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Faith....Are you receiving any other messages from other folk yet?

      R.Q.

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dearest Faith,

      A lot of 'strange' things, sometimes unknown, or immediately unexplainable seem to happen through these airwaves from time to time, I've noticed. I'm happy for you that my comment kick-started your notifications again, and hope that important messages to you weren't delayed.

      Hugs back to you, dear one.

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Hmm, well it looks like now only your hub notification comments are coming through? LOL Well, I will be up to date on your hubs!

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Romeos,

      You must have been the blessing to get my notifications going again, as this comment just popped into my emails, so thank you for answering my question, as two of your hub comments just popped into my email!

      Now, let me see if others are starting to pop in. But I guess I will have to back track to figure out what I missed for those several hours?

      Hugs and thank you for the special touch to get things going again it seems.

      Faith Reaper

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Hey, it's still a free country isn't it Kim? You can change it ten times a day if you so desired!

      Some may find it a bit morbid, but I tried to express the horror of which people can/are be saved from.

      I'll admit, when I first heard that expression ' hump day ', which seemed to be a saying peculiar to you wonderful American folk, that I thought it was some kind of unspoken national tradition whereby everyone got jiggy with it, because Wednesday was such a tedious day for many( haha! ), but now know it's just a term for the middle of the week.

      Thank you for your lovely comments, and also hope that ' hump day ' has been kind to you.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      ocfireflies 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      Yes. I have changed my profile pic yet again. Smiles.

      Your Poem: ' Rex Morte ' is another masterpiece in your anthology of poetic works. It is as if you are a walking thesaurus. You use words that I have not heard of, but do so in such a masterful way that I just continue on the journey you have set out for your reader. I love the British influence. It adds another level. Shared/Voted ++++

      Best to you and hoping you have had a wonderful hump day,

      Kim

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you for coming by Sparklea, and I couldn't agree more that life is so precious, and that one seldom appreciates its true value as a gift from God, until it is compromised in some way.

      Your blessings are accepted with gratitude, and may you have a peaceful and enjoyable Sunday.

      With Warmest Regards,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Sparklea 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      WOW, voted way up! Your description is incredible. What a gift you have for writing!

      Each day everyone of us are one day closer to death. That is why it is so important to EMBRACE life with the purpose to be a bright spot in the lives of others. Thank you for this reminder that our days are surely numbered. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Writer Chuck 

      7 years ago

      Another meaningful poem. There is a stark difference between heaven and Hell. Some say it is the sign of a sick mind to believe in such things; but look around and open your eyes, evil and yes thank God good are there before us all. Your poem is a great description of the dark side of sheol.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Well, thank you very much once again dearest Romeos! We are all made in His image, yet we are truly one of kind, just as you are too! I love your sigh there at the end of our comment : )

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Faith;

      Thanks for dropping by, and you're very welcome, as your question was a good, and practical topic for wildfire debate. There's nothing to see by looking into the abyss it seems, but it holds a strange fascination for some, almost pulling them in like the black hole which it is, although I still believe that there is great capacity for good out there, of which your wonderful self is such a fine example, and the fact that death is firmly under God's authority gives hope for the future.

      Thank you for your commentary, and sharing! You're one of a kind * sigh * lol!

      With Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Romeos,

      Wow, how frightful indeed. Excellent write here as to the horrors of such evil and darkness sometimes hidden and sometimes not, in the hearts and minds of men!

      Oh, well, thank you kind sir for such a lovely comment up there towards me. How sweet of you to even say such. I am humbled. I am glad that I inspired you to finish this work here as to death and those serial killers' minds!

      You're the best.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks W1totalk

      I wrote the majority of it a couple of weeks ago, but a Hubber question about the nature of serial killers( Faith Reaper - a lovely woman, with a beautiful soul ), inspired me to finish it, and publish.

      Have a great weekend buddy;

      R.Q.

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      W1totalk 

      7 years ago

      It comes in so many forms. It's a fact but never so clear it's reach. Great poem.

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      Jennifer 

      7 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

      Thanks R.Q

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      That's great to hear.It looks like you get to be a CNA after all WL :) Get well soon.

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 

      7 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

      Everything is good! I sustained a second degree burn last night on a left finger, but everything is good! Nothing to complain about! :D

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Flash!! I'm glad that you didn't hide behind the settee, as it wasn't meant to scare, but to illustrate what God saves people from. I hope you had a good day today, and that things are going your way : )

      Best wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 

      7 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

      A very fitting description of death! Looks like your muse had nagged at you again. :D Anywho, this was really vivid (which I think is great) and well-penned. As usual, I loved it and voted it up!

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