Dark Matter…Fallen Angel Of Light – A Poem by Melanie Bishop

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Dark Matter…Fallen Angel Of Light

by Melanie Bishop

born of dark matter….stardust and light
mixed with blood-blackened dirt
we come walling into a void of death
ours days numbered-measured-named…
woven in darkness, warp and weft
the threads lengthen…a legion hand and hand
a reaping has begun for this…this is his…

some gone before the spark is lit
much mourned with tears…envy
their road never taken…sweet brief
luminous shimmering-pale spirits
shine bright…a beacon, a sign of glory
then weary-weakened by sorrow___
rise slowly, release and dissipate

those…who trade souls for time-space
in the end become delusional…lost
full of decay, they wander caught in a web___
stumbling in dense total darkness…blind fools
reaching out in fear, weeping all to late
to late…castrated, raped of all will…
their path mapped out…the trickster has won

return we then to ashes…dust and overripe rot
unknown, unwanted, devoid of all reason___
our proud lustful needs…beaten down
discarded-trampled dreams, hopes…fade
for now we follow the Master’s gleeful laughter
the road freely chosen in vain hubris greed
dragging hollow-hearts, we die as we came…alone


About Tim Keeton

Flashfiction published by Seedpod Pub. Poetry appears in Read Write Poem 2010 Anthology. Founder & creator of the Undead Poets Society
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4 Responses to Dark Matter…Fallen Angel Of Light – A Poem by Melanie Bishop

  1. Kavita says:

    Fantastic !!!
    Stark naked truth, brought to the fore, slapped on our faces, with such blatant force!! I loved it loved it loved it! I think I am gonna read it a few more times to digest its brilliance…

  2. Toi says:

    shades of dante’s inferno in this carefully crafted poem.

  3. Hi Melanie > I agree with Kavita. There is so much truth and power here, it is almost like my brain doesn’t take it all in at once. I have read this over and over and still find myself having to use her words to express the impact. Very emotive but based in Godsmack knowledge that it isn’t that hard to figure out. Belief>Choice>Action>Results.

    Personally I think if it was a mystery novel, the hubris did it….

    Great write and well crafted for sure. Thanks!

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