The descent into Hades’ and beyond!

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He had an absence behind his eyes

He walked and talked and breathed.

But it was as if something had left him

As if something was taken from him.

 

Only partially in the present

As if some deeper part of him

Had been long extinguished.

 

We conversed long in to that dark night

Me, trying to get the measure of the man

Him, giving no outer indications of malady

And yet...

 

The descent into Hades’

 

 

In stillness he sat, unmoving, silent.

I was speaking, but it was as if he could not hear me

Then slowly his seat started to turn

Round, and round, and round, he slowly span

 

Spinning from this world to a world far beyond

It seemed as if he, he was drawing me in

I sensed an uneasy feeling, of drifting, falling

Down, down, downwards, unendingly downwards.

 

The light seemed to darken and shadows flitted.

Flittered across the walls of what I can only describe as... a well.

A well that stretched both upwards towards the light

And downwards, downwards in equal measure to a point of utter darkness below

 

Tumbling, tumbling, spinning and spinning ever faster downwards

Downwards as the now tiny spot of light above, became completely extinguished

I found myself drowning in a pool of shadows and waifs

Screaming silently and calling out within my mind.

 

Each voice echoed out from within the silence.

Pleading, imploring me to lift them from this dank place of utter destitution

I could feel hands grabbing, grasping at my garments

Fingers with long sharp nails, ripping at the very fabric of my being

 

Tearing though the sinues in my skull, sucking all the air from my lungs

Gasping for breath, I could feel my very soul departing with each exhalation

Drowning in a vacuum of hopelessness', turbulence and despair

Feeling everything!    and yet...   Nothing, nothing of me now remained.

 

Except, that is, to say my name.

Engraved at the bottom of this well so deep,

with no light to illumine its secret keep

 

                                                                                                   Po.     ‘The anonymous Poet'    

 

And yet...

Reborn

Although surrounded by a darkness so black

So obscure, I sense a doorway exists within these walls

Reaching out I touch the dank and chilled brickwork

Feeling its coarseness, and the icy water seeping, permeating its joint’s

 

I run my fingers along the seems that dissolve beneath my touch

I sense a void beyond the compacted dust of each brick

That magnetically pulls my body forwards towards it

Leaving the restricted confines of my imprisonment

 

I find a great sense of expanse beyond all finite boundaries

My mind expands exponentially, encompassing the infinite

Space beyond all my comprehension’s

A light so bright, floods my whole being

 

I stand on the edge of the Etheric, watching the heavens unfold

Clouds of every colour, drift, float, mantle and slowly lift me upwards

Rising ever higher I watch the orbit of the stars forming

A firmament swirling, forming the heavens, creating a new Cosmos

 

I saw it, felt it, sensed it, knew it was perfect.

A creation of such epic proportions, likened to the very creation of inception.

A new Alpha, the Omega, passed along with our Earth’s demise

I stood witnessing a brand-New Dawn. This I perceived; I was indeed Reborn.

 

Po

                                 

 

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Don Matthews

Tue 31st Dec 2019 07:39

Me here Po

It's nice that you consider
What others might call drivel
Poetry of the highest rank
You are kind, most civil

Bert here Po

I'm struggling with this?

'Follow me I'm right behind you!'

Ethel here Po

Bert - It's to do with the rotation of the planet and Don living upside-down. High physics. Obviously Miss Bethel didn't teach you this. Another kindy teacher maybe specialised in this?.....


Me again

'You are indeed a mind to open further'

Could open a pandoras box, but fear not, only good things will spill out of mine.....

😎


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poemagraphic

Tue 31st Dec 2019 01:11

Dom

Thank you for following this.

Follow me I'm right behind you!

Happy 2020... You are indeed a mind to open further

Looking forward to watching, reading and absorbing your poetry
Po

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Don Matthews

Mon 30th Dec 2019 22:32

Eth?........

Yes luv?........

This Po must have gone past kindy.......

He's blinded me with all these fancy words. Listen:

As I transverse another verse from the universal mind of jangled words within my cranium, that fall upon the page in some sort of semblance of a cohesive sentence, that melds with the next to constitute my attempt to entertain and entrain the readers.

What does 'the' mean Eth? Miss Bethel must have skipped that page in her lesson notes......

😎

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poemagraphic

Mon 30th Dec 2019 20:54

Hi Binte

Thank you dropping in reading and liking this my word triptych... Graphically exposing the images within my mind that unfolded as I painted with words on the page for the reader to create their own images.

Po

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poemagraphic

Sun 29th Dec 2019 11:00

Hi Jon

Thank you as ever for taking the time to read the tumbling's from my mind.
As I transverse another verse from the universal mind of jangled words within my cranium, that fall upon the page in some sort of semblance of a cohesive sentence, that melds with the next to constitute my attempt to entertain and entrain the readers.

Both here at WOL and in the outer worlds, beyond cyberspace and the interweb.

May 2020 bring us all closer to the harmony and solace we seek.

Have a Great New Year Jon
Po

Do.RoThy

Sat 28th Dec 2019 06:35

Ready, get set, Go........hop on hop on hop on.......the roller coaster set in motion.....is it?? Where to Don and when??

Mika is confused about this strange event!!

I've been verse enjoying the day LMS did open.

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kimberly

Fri 27th Dec 2019 22:13

Thanks for the invitation Po & Don. Not sure how to take that ‘toilet poet’ reference.

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Don Matthews

Fri 27th Dec 2019 21:18

Golly gosh Po you've set Do off.

When Thalia saw me driving the rollercoaster she said "I have to come along for the ride" to which I said "Hop on board with the rest of us" . She's been giggling ever since. hehe.....

'We could pick up Don along the way... sometimes it takes an intrepid team of traveller's to transverse a dark verse'

I like above sentence Po..

Hop on Mika if you see us passing

He means join LMS Mika.. We have some promising toilet poets coming up.....

😎

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 19:04

Hi Rich
Thanks for dropping in and liking my muse
Po

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 19:01

Hi Do

Watch out this coming year for some more sojourns' on the edge of darkness... looking for lost souls to rekindle faith in the power of LOVE.

WE could pick up Don along the way... sometimes it takes an intrepid team of traveller's to transverse a dark verse.

Hop on Mika if you see us passing

Po

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 18:57

Thank you Mika.

I just stepped out of my comfort zone for a walk on the dark side

The pull of the light is always the strongest!

Po

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kimberly

Fri 27th Dec 2019 18:40

Magnificent additions, Po!

Do.RoThy

Fri 27th Dec 2019 18:08

Reborn indeed!!! Freedom par excellence..... N yes....breathing free, liberty thou art such fine beauty to feel.

Do.RoThy

Fri 27th Dec 2019 18:07

Two musketeers...... Hahaha!!!

What a ride......ghost busters.....lol!!

But i won't dare another, one was enough....hehehe.....r u going for another? Po Bond 007.... Wink wink wink

Next time take Don along.... Three musketeers..... What fun we gonna have....imagine making these ghosts sit on roller coasters.... Unstoppable..... Hehehe... Donny dear....gonna have ghostly rides running free forever.....clink clink clink

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 17:46

Well Do...

It seems you came along for the ride 😉

Po

Do.RoThy

Fri 27th Dec 2019 17:14

And yet.....

The dungeons were left behind
The darkness melted away
The light shone bright
Finally a hand grasped
Pulled out the ailing heart
Into sunshine warm and right
Leaving behind dead faces
Ghosts chasing to suck out life
Eventually we fought together and survived

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 17:07

And yet...

Do.RoThy

Fri 27th Dec 2019 17:02

And yet......continuation is what i have felt and experienced, it seems my words written by you, expressions similar n real....quite a breakthrough... Gasping for breath, often runninng breathless, yet imploring and exploring.....exasperated and exhausted... Phew!!!
Po it's real.

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 15:46

Additionally added...

The Descent into Hades'

Enjoy my winters Ghost tail.
Po

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 14:20

Don't go away Do...

I was going to leave it to the readers imagination's

But I was dying to know

And yet.... what?
Po

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Dec 2019 14:18

Thank you Mika

I have been thinking about how it continues
Watch this space...
Po

Do.RoThy

Fri 27th Dec 2019 14:09

And yet...... It opens the doors to imaginations of all kind....story complete yet incomplete.
Great work!! 💖

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kimberly

Fri 27th Dec 2019 13:10

Great piece, Po! It says just enough but keeps the reader wanting to see how the story continues.

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