The Darkness Consumed Her*

Her winter mornings were tainted with silence and a lusterless grey hue,
which, in its opaque magnificence, shrouded her being with a dense mist
that choked her dreams, while her flesh became lifeless and her spirit flew.
The crisp air that smelt of fresh rain compressed her and seized her wrists,
and like a fragile mannequin, she was caressed by an ominous wind that stole her breath.

The girl crept upon the fissured planks, as the daylight illuminated her imperfection
while phantoms of her troubled past roamed the dim corridors of her mind.
Atop the polished tiles she trembled, frightened by her shadow and her eerie reflection
She continued to stumble upon her own feet, and left her sanity behind.
Into the abyss she gamboled, embracing what she called ‘home’.

Day and night she remained in the crypt, slave to icy gusts.
In between her corrupt breath and the heavy fog she encountered her own penetrating stare
Trapped by her own weakness, her soul screamed passionately
and with broken chords she strangled everything she thought to have discovered her dark lair.
Burdened by her vulnerability, she leapt into a surreal world; into a splendid, charcoal dream.

For the first time, she saw her life in ruins
with mirrors shattered, drapes unthread and a milky perception of the things unsaid.

She unhooked the treacherous wires and pronounced herself free
But her captor’s penetrating stare remained embedded in her shadow.

And it was so, darkness consumed her.

The Darkness Consumed Her*

Marie Photography

Joined December 2010

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A rhymed poem written as part of a series of journal assignments for my Honors English course. Enjoy, and constructive criticism is welcome! :)

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