red dress and safety pins

dusty blue,
the eyes of an angel,
brighten the abandoned skies,
that captured my mind,
as I aimlessly roam,
the frozen tundra,
in search of lost time,
hiding behind the simplicity of words,
masqueraded as a poet,
the raven,
tears flesh from the bone,
pointing the way,
broken wings,
the pleasure and pain,
within the ecstasy,
of a garden of unwritten script,
love lost,
with the stroke of a pen,
the blink of an eye,
the wink of an eye,
the nod of an head,
strewn with empty graves,
and weeping bards,
surrounded by the bleach bones,
of whale song,
beyond the times,
of mortal men,
the mystery,
locked inside my addled mind,
ten thousand broken wings,
are released,
from the tip of my pen,
innocent of sin,
filled with thoughts of love
bodies shed ,
loose threads strewn,
lost souls,
hand in hand,
stand alone in the gutter,
in the dead of night,
through sullen eyes,
as ink filled skies,
ten thousand bloated flies,
kiss the moon,
writing their song,
even death walks away,
with his head hung low,
ashamed of humanity,
the world,
explodes within my psyche ,
sending the words ,
of a simple man,
beyond the milky way,
enticing my soul,
as my thoughts wander,
beyond the concept of time,
in search of purple dreams,
plumes of thick blue smoke,
carry me away,
on the wings of death,
by the light,
of the fading moon,
I place the gun,
upon the ground,
watching the spirits soar,
writing these words,
upon the door steps of hell….

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago

    WOW!!! A truly masterful write my friend. Well done!!

  • thank you JR….appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderabout 3 years ago

    Wow, a masterpiece, brilliant write
    even death walks away,
    with his head hung low,
    ashamed of humanity,
    the world,
    explodes within my psyche ,
    sending the words ,
    of a simple man,
    beyond the milky way,
    Wow, so many great line, you rocked this, Wow

  • thank you Tony…such a great comment…truly humbled…

    – Rocky Loder

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 3 years ago

    yikes. speechless. “…in search of purple dreams…” yes, indeed aren’t we all, well many of us anyway. do not like guns, hopefully just needed to make a point in your poem. incredible lines, truly a masterpiece write. XOXOXOXOXXOXOXO

  • thank you my friend….just a metaphor…appreciate your kind words…

    – Rocky Loder

  • trish725
    trish725about 3 years ago

  • thank you trish..always appreciated….

    – Rocky Loder

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacabout 3 years ago

    extraordinary expression
    wonderous are your words
    peace always

  • thank you …truly appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacabout 3 years ago

    “You’re a Lily in God’s eyes, a worker in the field”

    You have been FEATURED in the group,“Mustard Seeds and Lilies”
    “Just click the banner to have a peek, the banner is your link to us”

  • thank you for featuring my story…really appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceabout 3 years ago

    Rocky, and I ask again… when are you going to see a publisher? Brilliant write!

  • thank you Betty my friend…i dont know but you have been so supportive and a great inspiration too me right from the beginning and i truly thank you my friend…i did read at a coffee house for the first time last night..,it went over really well….very nervous but they liked the poems…

    – Rocky Loder

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 3 years ago

    rocky I entirely agree with Betty, this is great work

  • thank you George…lost for words but truly appreciative…

    – Rocky Loder

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 3 years ago

    ‘aimlessly roaming the frozen tundra’ ….what a choice line Rocky
    A write that again gently takes us there, remarkable

  • thank you sandra…you do know i live really close to the actual frozen tundra…the perma frost…hee hee….sometimes i think me poor old brain is permanately frozen…lol…i need some of your warm Aussie winters…maybe even veggiemite on me blueberry pancakes…hee hee..always appreciate your words…

    – Rocky Loder

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful write Rocky…i love the depth of emotions you reach as well as the wonderfully vivid imagery you paint for us with your words. Great write.

  • thank you Lisa…love your comment…..appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

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