THE FERRYMAN

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  • Fantasy

    THE FERRYMAN

       

    THE FERRYMAN

    The silent ribbons of
    dead men songs curl
    upward like
    green vapor
    from a nameless lake
    for the dead
    have no voice.

    No tree, nor branch
    leave a trace
    on this
    barren place,
    a copper
    color sun glows overhead,
    the odor of
    nothingness fills my nostrils

    The only sound
    the ferryman’s
    Pole,
    it just a ripple,
    no more than a
    departing soul.

    This is the way we go about
    dying,
    waiting for the
    ferryman,
    his strong hands
    demanding a token,
    a Obolus to
    mark our passing.

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    devaamido commented on THE FERRYMAN

    02-06-2010

    Your colorfully detailed descriptive skills convey the tactile sensation of this intimidating realm, and then you bring it home to Earth in the last stanza. This is superb work.

    79VETTE

    02/28/2010

    again I,m late , THANK YOU . so much.. Dave: aka 79 vette

    tierra7 commented on THE FERRYMAN

    02-06-2010

    WOW! a sad ...but beautiful write...very addictin' poetry you have penned...i will be back to read more... Namaste...Tierra @}-'-,- (10+ )

    Teardrops commented on THE FERRYMAN

    01-19-2010

    On the idea of the grim ripper comming to collect his souls I do like the idea of a ferryman great poem Marie

    79VETTE

    02/28/2010

    Thanks Marie

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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