Dark Ruby Moon

Dark waters deep and churning,
for the time gone long be mourning,
cold and dark is thy mind,
to be suffering in silent kind,
wishing for that which can not be
i curl up deep inside of me.
In the dark of desolate despair,
sleep surrounds in velvet black,
into the darkness i thus stare,
for here i fear i no longer care,
about that for which to speak one does not dare.
The darkness like a lover’s kiss moist and wet,
consumes thy body and swallows me whole,
and to the underworld i am pulled in tow to Set,
whom will not let me forget just how we met.
The rivers of Hades burst forth in a torrent,
as my lost spirit by the shores lament,
leaving my body in waste thus spent,
as my mind for eternity does thus repent
not for what hath done but that time has thus went.

The river of woe i know thee well,
for upon the shores of hell,
i heard the spell
for which to this world the snake doth bind,
for the gates lie within the mind.
Heaven and hell one the same
for upon this earth play the eternal game,
upon the wheel of life spin again,
Charon gave the proof,
that the river leads back to where it began,
this the world, Tartarus the earthly land.
What god would wish to remember,
the lives they have lead,
for to live for eternity one would prefer to be dead.
So awaken not to what knowledge here dwell,
or might find thyself in thine own hell,
as Hades enriches himself with thine own tears,
as we play with our mortal fears.

Dark Ruby Moon


Finksburg, United States

  • Artist

Artist's Description

This poem is meant to be a dark journey through the rivers of the mind.

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.