the day of the lord will come like a thief

the blind man treads softly on the faces of the damned 
a carpet of screaming babes, black foam emesis erupts  
as the scabbed feet of the lost soul wanders across the wasteland 
all around him flutter the stained glass shrapnel of torn butterfly wings

borne on a wind of ecstatic moans, the virgin, now punctured, eats dirt
he wears a crown of albino peacock feathers, but for that he is naked 
and the whispering continues 
so much beauty in the world 
if only you could see

◄ a king without a crown

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Gideon Puccio

Mon 23rd Jan 2017 23:43

Amazing imagery! This is masterful...

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elPintor

Sun 22nd Jan 2017 03:04

"Salve for mine eyes!" he must cry...

...revelatory, indeed.

elP

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suki spangles

Fri 20th Jan 2017 08:30

The first line had me hooked Stu. Wonderful! Suki

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Jeff

Thu 19th Jan 2017 20:07

It's a night out & hangover in one....Jeff....

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Martin Elder

Thu 19th Jan 2017 20:07

Nice one Stu. I am often struck by the sheer immensity of the dichotomy between all that is harsh cruel and ugly on the one hand and all that is beautiful and sublime on the other.

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Stu Buck

Thu 19th Jan 2017 19:21

cheers guys, its all a bit apocalyptic these days so i figured id look ahead to saturday morning and make a prediction.

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raypool

Thu 19th Jan 2017 19:17

I can't do better than echo David's words entirely Stu. This has the detail and vividness of a renaissance painting with some horror and glory in the swirl.

A real goodie. Ray

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 19th Jan 2017 12:57

This like a scene from "Revelations" sends a shudder down the spine. Your imagery is striking, the albino Peacock feathers like an organic halo, and shrapnel butterfly wings are perfect.

So much beauty in the world, what a perfect ending. The irony being, there is so much beauty in the world.

Excellent piece Stu.

David.

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