Prompt, response

Blackguard, masquarading as Black Beard
Operatic baritone that should be heard

Swine dancing upon pearls, whilst spinning silken purse
Hair drawn from the glossy tail of the rocking horse

Cleave the stone to take the magician’s sword
Arthur’s Axe is laid to rest, Excaliber’s drawn

Poor, scuff before his gate, their minds in pain
The People’s King, supports Revolt within his rein

Great Forebears and Antecedent pave the way
The Machine of State takes much to pay

Amoral (neither moral nor immoral) cannot be
The Truth of Camelot: the Holy See

©shilyot22Nov2012

Wordle Me This #TheReverie

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shiver like a jelly on a plate
jittering bug, as I wait to eat
swollen bluebottle: sits on the Gel

mask of the underworld upon its’ shell
basement steps take the mess
whiskey in the Jar (I must confess)
obituary, I will write: bug’s RIP dead
curtain upon my feelings: it must be said
consolation, so sad, I do not feel
s’way and that: as I grope and reel
tumbling tears at the sudden loss
restless leg syndrome, in bed I toss
expectations: unmet: there’s no party
denial. It wasn’t me!!

@shilyot 18Nov2014

Tumbling

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Words, thoughts, ideas
Scrolling
Chasing
Sparrows between nests
Scruffy
Dust bathers
Noisely demanding notice

Touching the fringes
Of my consciousness

Sounds, sentiments, chords
Pitch
Perfect
Robin round rubicund
Trilling
Reverberating
Challenging the garden

Echoes, ringing
Auditory shadows remembered

Scents, perfumes, motes
Lullaby
Tumbling
King Blackbird
Cadences
Flouncing
Encircling the meadows with melody

Summer
Missing
You

©shilyot18Nov2014

Beginnings echoes mesh

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I realise I need to bring
A beginning to the tale.
Tryptch of poems spring
But first I must prevail

Upon your patience, I will beg,
That you will hear me out?

Thunderous powder-keg
Of anger: bloody gobs and gout

A wager, bet and gambling
Tempers freyed and raised
Simple drunken rambling
So no-one is amazed

Discourse between brothers
A family dispute
In spite of one another
A pair of feist brutes

The reason for this anger
Is lost in family annals
And there is the danger
It all is so banal

The outcome is recorded
Together they survived
With thought and time afforded
Their relationship revived
©shilyot 16Nov2014

Echoes of brutality

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Chip chop chip chop
Rolling with the punches
Heel leads pepper
As right hook crunches

Dancing with Death
Cranium rattles
Grey matter bruised
Combatants battle

Cut to the brow
Blow to the pinna
Sweat sprays about
Life blood grows thinner

Shout for your life
The end is in sight
Watch for the knife
..and pray you can fight.

©shilyot15Vov2014

Mesh

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Strings of DNA
Macramed into life
Skin scarified
To cover the scar of the knife

Neurons interweaving
The stuff of thought
Synapses connecting
Messages caught

Striated muscles
Closely bound
Powering corpuscles
Oxygen taken round

Filtering in the renal soup
Poison, water, plasma
Primordial gloop
Seething, hot miasma

Pharmacology
Web spinning
Ideology
Body healing
©shilyot 15Nov2014

Going Home

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Tarmac river grey,

leading the tail lights

into the Western sky.

Homeward bound

Drawn by the

promise

and sky

at the end of the day.

Parentheses of cloud

accent the diminishing sunlight.

Punctuation marks

Exclaim! and Question?

the end of the day.

Floating

Proud battleship, ‘Lundy Isle’

At anchor

in the melee of the Channel.

Sailing no more

at the end of the day.

Accents:

crystal blue

lemon yellow

cool grey

flourish

the end of the day.

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@shilyot 13Nov2014

I Think I’ve Thought Myself to Death

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A life, once lived, in retrospect.

Bones

Ossified remains

“Whoyatalkinabout?               Me?                 Yagoddabecrazy:No!”

Live and kicking. Tarsals, metatarsals. Lofting life into the air.

Not pushing up daisies!

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Tissues, Sinews

Worm fodder.

Lithe, stretch, reach, jump, bounce,

Relaaaaaaaaax

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Whilst my mind is real

I AM real

Once my mind is dead

I AM

No

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@shilyot 12Nov2014

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