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All Was Still, All Was Silent ( Part 2 )

Updated on March 6, 2011


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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    • Uni_te profile image


      7 years ago

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

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      Like Tolkien's Nazgul. I shall read on.

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      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

    • thisismylife9123 profile image

      Cheyenne Barroga 

      7 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!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 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 

      7 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 :)

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Nellie - mind-blowing? really? SWEET haha

      thank you again

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 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!

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks ellie :]

      elizabeth, yes

    • Elizabeth99 profile image


      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Very nice pictures! is there going to be more?

    • SeenButNotHeard profile image


      7 years ago from Michigan

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

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you Will!

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent work!

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      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

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      a deeply charged work

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

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

    • vietnamvet68 profile image


      7 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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