Sunday, November 05, 2006

Be The Serpent

Surreptitiously suspended
From your tantalising tree
You tempt me with a whisper
And the scent of secret fruits

I am ready to be ripened
A world of wisdom beckons me
Just offer me one bite
To quench my thirst

Please tell the truth to me
Pry open my eyes
And make me see
Unlock my mind
Awaken me
Arouse my consciousness
Oh sacred serpent

You are all consuming
Consume me
You are forever
I yearn for your knowledge
Enlighten me
I must break these rules
They no longer rule me
Help me shed this skin
It suffocates me

And let me be reborn
And let me be renewed
And let me be the serpent


I have fallen again
Into my oubliette.
On the shiniest day
It found me still.
The trapdoor opened
I stumbled
I fell.

Darkness thickens
In my oubliette.
It fills my eyes,
Surrounding me,
Consuming me.

Panic leaves me paralysed
As shadows strangle,
Screams are swallowed,
Silenced. Blackness pours down my throat
To drown me.

I am quiet
In my oubliette,
My crypt,
My cell.

I am still
Inside my oubliette,
So quiet,
So still,
So easy to forget.

Waking from Nightmares

Stealing my sacred place.
Haunting, screaming,
Shaking me awake.
Awake to face the night alone,
To shiver, to sweat,
To stare into shadows,
Search corners,
For hidden monsters,
Ghosts and ghouls.

To sense the presence
That watches me, covets me,
Threatens to possess me.

I’m scared to look,
Too scared to sleep,
I dare not close my eyes.

What spirits wait to grope my skin?
What horrors mean to ruin me?
Invade and steal my sanity,
My energy,
Molest my mind.