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Kneel Behind the Night

Updated on November 28, 2011

Love is war

Love is pain

Love is pleasure

All the same


Metal on your lips
electric kiss of death
a needle through the flesh
a precursor to this act
Your teeth control me
but your eyes bestow me
every wanting thought
that enters your lovely mind
and I will aim to satisfy
your evening appetite


Lovesick, bitten
sexually infected
like a zombie
Seek to please
your every need
with disregard
for consequence

This is the way
we feed ourselves
within the chaos
between the sheets
insatiable desire
for blood and pleasure

Cut me open and drink me
Slit my throat then miss me


If you only knew what was coming your way
in your direction, headed, to change everything
Slow it down, this isn't a race to arms,
or perhaps a war is the inevitable result
Casually going with the flow, as we usually do,
until the current shifts beyond recognition
and we can no longer paddle against it
I want to be swept away in your river of lust
and burned to death in the heat of the romance
in order to feel more alive, I must die
a thousand slow deaths in your arms


Glorious ends in the arms of fearless deaths
We stand unscathed in the face of Hell's fury
Driven by the pain of loss, we slay till morning's coming,
and when the sun rises over these mass graves,
our final battle is just beginning

The silhouettes of my comrades,
behind me, as I leave them
I am sent away to tell the story
of a thousand deeds of courage

The night is black and back-lit
by silver streaks of moonlight,
Their spears are still in longing
for the blood of the divine

© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, Ben... I held my breath till the last line. It's absolutely tantalizingly expressive and intoxicating! (I have to admit, when I reached the ending I was like 'No-o-o...please, say there is more of these lines' =) I'd say, you are the real 'temptress' but you are a guy, what's the right equivalent word for the male version of it? =))

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      great work, Ben. Great imagery and excellent use of line breaks

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      i see you had some more titles in you. The last part is very Spartan like. The untold speech of the Spartan left to survive. sent away to tell the story, only too injured to fight, he made his way home, even though blind. great movie, and great poems here.

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      Ardie 5 years ago

      Fantastic choice with the music to go along with the words and mood

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