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Forged In Fire

Updated on August 22, 2011

I take my thoughts and melt

them down into molten

pools of unspoken words.

Casting spells of alchemy

and forging a blade, golden,

stainless, and tinted

heavily with resolve.

A cauldron brews,

awaiting ingredients.

I throw in every dream,

every vision my mind

creates, whilst under

despair’s influence.

A venomous coating

of broken trust and

betrayal drips from

the tip of my double

edged instrument, my

bringer of death.

The handle will be made

from threads of hate,

meticulously woven,

which wrap themselves

tightly around an

insidious motive

saturated with malice.

I mix my war paint with

the blood of the guilty,

for innocent blood

exists not, in this place.

I carve into my hilt,

a notch for every face

that I distort or disfigure;

every life I erase.

© copyright Ben D.A 2011



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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Ha. Hard boiled expressions. This is quite sharp, Ben, really spot on =)

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks so much randy and spotlight :D

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      Jennifer Pena 6 years ago from California

      Hello there ben I so loved ur poem a lot and your way of using words to describe emotions is amazing keep on writing more poems;)

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Gnarly! Great theme running through this; especially loved the woven fabric.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks very much nighthag :] that was very flattering

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      Wow, such strong imagery riding on the back of intense emotion, this was a powerful read written by a true master, loved every word!!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      your comment was forged in awesomeness nikki :D

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      wow! your tongue is like a double edged sword here with every word spoken it strikes a nerve. every word written hits hard and on point, and leaves quite a scar. Your hand and pen are the weapons here, your mind the most powerful weapon of all. really awesome work here. loved it.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Weapons of war you doth make there fella. I love the first photo. I like the brew of your words and you molt them together.....I hope that made sense, that's how my mind works!

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      Terishere 6 years ago

      You have a great way with words! Good work...


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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I enjoy your poetry very much. I do read most of what you post even though I do not always comment. Just wanted to let you know that I think you are a very talented poet.