Poetry Blog by Heart of Lead
I breathed in the cold and hardened my heart,
I flew with wings made of bone and crystal tears
I walked in a desolate gallery of unknown art,
And shouted with impudence in spite of fears
I bound my sorrow tightly and didn't let it squirm
I laughed at the silence just to hear a voice
But shuddered when the dark answered in return
Should have stayed silent, now regret my ch...
Monday 22nd April 2019 11:05 pm
Pea pods filled with teeth
Gnashing nature and crumpled bones
Fleshy green with rot beneath
Shamble across the tombstones
Of grinning skeleton trees
Beneath glittering blood stars
Death’s haunting striptease
Reflect the nakedness of Mars
God of war, like the god of plague
Where the land consumes the dead
Matters little how they fell or begged
Disease or f...
Tuesday 26th March 2019 10:59 pm
Everyone writes of the anguish of love and the pain it brings
Each of us believing no one will understand that sorrow
Of feather tattoos, secret kisses, and tragically lost rings
At some point that hope I clung to faded into tomorrow
To love with all the heart, despite humanity’s flaws
That was my choice to carry on and never say goodbye
The physical pain of a heart shredded...
Thursday 21st March 2019 6:11 pm
A soldier stands before the dawn, awaiting his fate in silence
A cock crows, of years bygone, taste of coffee, muscles tense
The feel of the family flag, its tattered shreds bring sorrow
The sergeant cries, the captain barks, their bold words ring hollow
He dreams of long lost battles, where his forefathers in solace tread
Their memories bound in simple cloth, fading colors tribute to the...
Sunday 17th March 2019 8:31 pm
What happens to the ancient gods when their worshipers are gone?
Who used to fight the darkness and bring light with every dawn
The gods of the sands, of the eternal cycle of birth and death
Now who remains to worship the old gods in pleading breath?
The violent embrace of the desert sands makes two immortal
Carved stone and faded paint in every tomb and dead hall
Gods and mortal...
Monday 11th March 2019 7:13 pm
There is a deep colour of dark eyes,
Yes, darker than even mine,
Eyes in which are traced immortal skies
Of a world unacquainted with time
And in those eyes hangs the balance
Of my happiness and especially pain,
Where solemn ecstasy grants
The crushing weight of distain
Hold me close and promise me
That even when you leave you return
The fault is mine to the...
Friday 1st March 2019 6:15 am
Cursed is the air I breathe,
It carries words fouled by lies,
For myself she will never grieve,
But knowing her, no surprise.
Color of blood and bone,
But of course lacking both,
She speaks through my lips of stone,
I wish to tell but she is loath,
And so the skeleton hand grips mine,
My creation can now create,
Why she, the most cruel design,
Thursday 21st February 2019 4:15 am
I talked to myself all the time,
But then myself answered in reply.
And now she’s here, with me, always
For I invited something too strong,
Now we are lost and now we are scared,
Now we fight for control.
You talked to yourself all the time,
Until I talked back
Monday 3rd December 2018 6:08 am
I had a belief in myself,
I thought I knew where I stood
But spend enough time talking to one who believes otherwise…
The words twist and drive into my heart until doubt creeps,
And the snakes who slept awaken and open lidless eyes
“Who am I?” I must scream into the darkness
The silence answers back with a laugh.
“You are the sum of your failures, dear child. Own up to it.”...
Friday 9th November 2018 4:25 am
Cold and stormy are her eyes,
Light is her darting tongue.
And I break when she cries,
Forever old, forever young.
She dances like a grey fairy,
Void of colour, full of light.
My heart becomes the grave to bury
A silver knife hidden from sight.
She flits and flies and steals
A kiss from the lips of all,
Prances away in heavy heels
She is my tragic downfall.
Saturday 20th October 2018 10:33 pm
Mask to mask the scent of death
Bird of prey and herb filled breath
Heavy steps and heavy leather cloak
Solid in form and passing like smoke
Through a city brought to its knees
To fight back ever impending disease
To cure or to count the dying and dead
In desperate hopes to halt the spread
Hired by all to serve rich and poor
Hear him knocking on every door
Cane in han...
Friday 19th October 2018 9:55 pm