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The Price....

I have stood as the Morrigan’s hand maiden.
I have been the War Valkyrie.
I have listened for the drums
and helped them arm..
Dark Warriors, White Knights, Soldiers..
Eagles, Wolves, Stags, Bears..
Some filled with righteous intent,
Others with rage and revenge.
All fighting…
All making their bodies and souls the currency…
I have glided on black, silent wings
over battle fields..
I smiled as they raised their heads
acknowledging my passing,
Touching talismans of my making ..
War.
Death.
Wounding.
Raging.
The lacerations, the putrification,
the blood and the gore..
The fear..
The scar tissue roping around,
strangling, smothering, suffocating..
The nightmares that claw and tear
robbing them
of rest,
of peace
of sanity
Their visions, they scream
in darkened rooms,
into bottles of oblivion,
as they rip themselves asunder..

Now I watch the cost….
Over and over…
Enough.
It’s far too high.

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Comments

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1over 5 years ago

    Stunning! I couldn’t agree more! Well said lupa!

  • Thank you A.

    – lupa

  • Mudsoldat
    Mudsoldatover 5 years ago

    xx

  • ((()))) x

    – lupa

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    It certainly is….

    a perfect piece my Darling…..loved every morsel xx

  • Thank you Lisa xxxx

    – lupa

  • mikeyartscape
    mikeyartscapeover 5 years ago

    beautiful each verse – (and the ones who choose strength do regain their bartered bodies & souls) – I love every word :)

  • Thank you so much for reading this M

    – lupa

  • Rebeladdict
    Rebeladdictover 5 years ago

    THIS my beautiful friend is far beyond imagining… for I too, know all too well.. the scars that are left after battle…. You are amazing and everything you write shows just how amazing you are.. You sure we didnt meet somewhere sometime before this life?? xoxoxo

  • hey Gorgeous One….yeah…we know, don’t we? xoxox

    – lupa

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 5 years ago

    BRILLIANT PIECE!! BRAVO!! LUPA!!

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – lupa

  • sinX
    sinXover 5 years ago

    Lupa!! damn i like this poem, cause you can see the elements of fantasy and a vast imagination in it. You should really write a short story, and if you have already another one. This poem is so different from most i have read from others on here, greAT fucking job man, you deserve it.

  • sinX, thanks for your comment…you blew me away!

    – lupa

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 5 years ago

    awesome piece of writing…

  • Thank you Boo

    – lupa

  • Coronus
    Coronusover 5 years ago

    Poetry at it most impressive!

  • ah this means so much coming from you,J…thank you

    – lupa

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 5 years ago

    Wow. Beautiful poetry. My mind went to ancient times of war when the warriors were dressed with glory going into battle to our time. And yes, all of this battle, for whatever reason it has it’s price. Iris

  • and they pay over and over again…thank you Iris

    – lupa

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