~ the raven chronicles ~ 40

29 May

(Chapters are stored chronologically in ARCHIVES.)

The Diary of Rhea Sinclair

November 22, 1932

ThEy comE TO mE
lIkE wayWARD subjEcts
TO a bEnIfIcEnt quEEN

But fOrgIvENEss
I dO NOT havEEnOugh
tO BEStOw
EvEn
UntO
JOsIah

MySIrE walksIn
sINful prIdE
knOwS NOT
hIs fatE Is
unthINKablE
tO hIm

hIs safETY liEs In my
bElovEd HANDmaIdEn
ClIngIng to HIS arm

I dO
NOT
want HER tO SEE
ThE blOOd
hEar
thE waIlIng
UnTIl
ItIs
hEr
TIME
tO
jOIn
ME
In
thE fEast

the sEsH
Is wIth tHEm
ThE watEr
Is mUrky
as tO hIs
PurposE tO mE

sesh ringhIs hEArt
Is
blAck
that
much
I knOw

hIs
WayS
arE
ThOsE
Of thE
AspIs

IwIll
takE
hIm
tOmybrEast
makE
hIm
mInE

SaNat
wIll gladly
EnfOld hIm
EnOblE hIm
andusE
ThE vIpErs naturE
FOr OuR
REvEngE

I yEarn
I buRn
TO bE frEE

BuT mytImE
Is waylaID
SO I will
PraY
OncE agaIn

KhEpEra
thE sElfcrEatEd
thOu rIsEst On the hOrIzOn
thOu aRt bEautIful
yEa bEautIful
all thE gOds rEjoIce
WhEn thEy bEhOld thEE

NEbt~UnnEt
stablIshEd upOn thy hEad

ThOth
dEstrOys uttErly All tHy fOEs

the slaughterblock

the undErwOrld
cOmEs fOrth
to mEEt thEE
bOwIng In hOmagE
As thEy
bEhOld
THY bEautY

tHat I may bE wIth thEE
EvEry dAy
tO bEHold tHy DISk

I not bEshut In thE tOmb
I nOt bE tUrnEd BacK

thE lImbs of MY bodY
bE madE nEw
whEn I viEw thy bEautIes

I
ONE who worshIppEd
thEE upOn Earth

mAy I comE
untO
thE land Of EtErnIty

may I comE
untO
thE EvErlastIng laNd

fOr bEhOld
O my lOrd
thIs
hAst thOu
OrdaInEd
fOr

ME

©2013 j.edwardfitzgerald ~ all rights reserved

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2 Responses to “~ the raven chronicles ~ 40”

  1. Teresa Blackburn June 2, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    Ed, this is really interesting and beautiful in a dark, gothic way. I read it silently and then aloud to myself and it is really great that way. I always find poems are more dimensional when read aloud. Well done my friend.

    • JEF June 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      …thanks, T…it was like writing a jigsaw puzzle…great fun, actually…

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