Poetry Blog by Heart of Lead
I felt the sunrise that was the warmth of your face,
But even in the heat my tears felt the same
Burned too hot so even the ice gave chase
And still I can remember your name
I listened for the whisper that would remind,
But even the ocean fell silent tonight
City lights make the stars hard to find
And still you remain hidden from sight
I waited by the shore beside...
Wednesday 28th August 2019 8:26 pm
Clickity clack, clicking teeth with the downstairs lips
Blood drawn straight to paint the smile red
Insatiable hunger and her belly a fanged eclipse
Clickity clack, a guillotine for another head
You mistook appearance for open invitation
Woe to the conqueror, now demon’s prey
Unholier than thou, man of desecration
Weapon of choice snatched gleefully away.
Tuesday 6th August 2019 6:57 pm
Slink in the grey and look upon what's left
Shrouded memory of the greatest theft
Earth is still here yet corruption flows from it
By human hands we breath the plastic
Love convenience and don't give a fuck,
Let others swim in the filth, in the muck
Feigned concern and loose conviction
World on fire yet what mild trepidation
Who cares about the future if it's not yours?
Tuesday 30th July 2019 12:43 pm
Ruinous fortune and ghosts blink
Voices whisper like gunshots soft
Spill blood, and from flagstones drink
Ignoring God’s muffled cough
Call upon vengeance, upon right
Bathe in imagined holiness
Tainted by eagerness to fight
Flushed triumph to bold to confess
Metal teeth sunk in delicate flesh
Legs crossed in a burning coffin
Harvest too great for the skulls ...
Friday 19th July 2019 11:34 am
Stand on the battlements, reign from the towers,
Draw on the heroics of romanticized ages
Climb on the walls like the stubborn blue flowers
Sing on the stairs, echo footsteps from pages
Woven stories breathe like delicate tapestries
And in that sigh we kneel in humble awe
Surrounded by known and unknown mysteries
And not unchanged we finally withdraw
Imagine the p...
Thursday 18th July 2019 10:59 am
These heavy chains were filled with rust,
Internal corruption breathed poison,
And now I watch a year turn to dust,
I stand at the edge, but you’re gone
You claim, you blame, you put it on me
My unhappiness I tried to change,
You do not love anymore, I see
Retrospect and hindsight feels strange
You claimed we were strong despite protest,
Such tainted beauty lea...
Friday 21st June 2019 4:59 pm
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