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Caliginous buried by the sword of valor

the current mirrors
my restless pacing
animal agitation
beneath my taut skin

face incognito
in the crypt of ripples replay
slow movement
entangling my miss-steps
guiding me
to the dark of skeletal recall

a jet black reflection
of a taunting vortex
guiding me
tempting me

oh to plunge to its murky depths
to refresh my bleak innards
with the scent of knowing
and being


it is this pool that crushes
flailing spirits
nearly asunder in a demons grin

this very body of fluidity
the flux continues to
human fossilization
pillaging the lost to unredeemed

sucks them beneath the oily ink husk
clogging the eye sockets with death
buried a myriad feet
under the slick foam surface
like a coal stained tomb

it mesmerizes me
with its deep soulless orbs
of greasy blind deceit

ancient whispers of
“Come to me”
caught on a chilled wind

but I
lids steel and iron tipped
but forced somehow to open
to SEE this duplicity of
alive and dead

my spirit yearns but I am stronger
to my knees I fall
fear digs claws inside my soul
already bruised and beaten

but I rise

I fight

and do not make that dive….

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  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 5 years ago

    Well done. Stand your ground! WOW what a description of that vortex. Again I marvel at how you capture these words to describe such things. A great read. I have seen the eye of the vortex….I now just stare it out.

  • thank you so much for your comment. I actually was hesitant to post this. People don’t like my dark stuff nearly as much as the light. lol So…
    anyhow, I like how you put it. Stare it out….yep…exactly xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 5 years ago

    Dark stuff needs to be brought out to light. xoxo

  • yes it does… :) thank you again xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 5 years ago

    thank goodness for your strength. what an incredible write. I do believe many of us have those close calls at times. stay strong. like our sister kristin often says, I will meet you in the light one day. love you beautiful friend. your poetry soars. xoxoxo

  • Love you too Shar. thank you for always being there. Your heart is beautiful xoxoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • Skypilot
    Skypilotabout 5 years ago

    Oh man Christie!
    It mesmerizes me
    with its deep souless orbs
    of greasy blind deceit,
    ancient whispers of
    ‘come to me’
    caught on a chill wind

    Now that what I’m talking about!!
    toally awsome writing Christie!
    just awsome!!…xxx

  • OH thank you my friend… :) its a wiley little slime ball isn’t it? lol
    I appreciate it so much. May we continue towards the light xoxoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • juha
    juhaabout 5 years ago

    superbe texte,les mots sont forts,ton talent et étonnant ,j aime sincerement

  • Thank you very much :) xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • devotee1
    devotee1about 5 years ago

    Another outstanding write! We are double-minded; and for real, part of us in the grip of hell while the source of us is the love of Heaven. Succeeding is not learning or conquering but more letting go. All we need is already with us. xox

  • What a wonderful comment Joe. :) So much truth…
    You always say the right thing. I appreicate it xoxo

    – Christie Moses

    HECTORKILLabout 5 years ago

    This is great.

  • thank you so much :) xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockabout 5 years ago

    Tremendous writing….the will to fight and live and go on takes so much at times..I have walked the dark paths of these words leaving this place in my mind and resting my soul on the otherside…I am so thankful that I am able to still see the light..I know these words Moses…well done.

  • I know you KNOW higgins. Thank you for your support and for your heart xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 5 years ago

    Ah, darkness…my only friend.
    there is a reason that saying has been around for, what seems like all time – it is truth.
    same as no good deed goes unpunished for which I just recently _knew_not just knew the meaning to.
    I have the dark one watching me; it has been watching me for some time, and has been entering my dreams for a few months now…feeding off me while I sleep; while I cannot fend it off. it it terrifying.
    I know those orbs and cold chill well, my sweet.
    well written of the oldest only friend.

  • Oh K :( I know just how you feel…but I will hold your hand in the darkness any day…..and together we will kick its slimy ass XOXO

    – Christie Moses

  • janeymac
    janeymacabout 5 years ago

    bravo! wonderful writing , you show such determination in it !

  • thank you my sweet friend. I am glad you saw that this was supposed to be a postive poem and not a sad one. :) I appreciate that xoxo

    – Christie Moses

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