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I’m Not Sure It Ever Ends…

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , , , , on 2015/06/01 by R L Burns

“Four years”, she said.  “Things will not be settled between you two for at thee – no, four – years.  Sorry.” She followed her words with a sad smile that tried to look hopeful. Well, it has been six years now and it is still unsettled.  For me, anyway.

It has been a long time since the Magician came to me.  And then, it was mostly in dreams.

The first time I saw him, I was twelve.  I dreamed of him as an angel.  Little did I know then that he was really a demon, a minion of Satan, who would eventually swallow me whole.  Destroy me.  Murder me….

It began innocently enough, like I said, with a dream.  He claimed to be an angel sent to protect me.

— This is a work in progress.  It will take some time.


Posted in Poetry, Ramblings with tags , , , on 2011/06/12 by R L Burns

the destroyer, he comes,

in the darkest hour of night,

his blackened soul reeking

of famine and blight

his armor is rusted

his sword, dull and bent

there is little left of him –

his tabard is rent,

filthy, tattered and torn,

pierced with holes from the lies

he’s foisted on others,

ignoring their incessant cries

for “mercy, my lord – mercy”…

his eyes, once his great beauty,

now stare, milky and sightless

since he assumed the duty

of destroyer of lives…

no longer a human

no, not even a ghost –

just a sordid, lost nothing,

the devil’s newest  host.