Featured Review on this writing by Amy Park

Jagged Patterns Lucifer Favors

Reads: 407  | Likes: 33  | Shelves: 1  | Comments: 1

More Details
Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A free-form poem for the pretty package filled with haunted memories.

Submitted: August 23, 2018

A A A | A A A

Submitted: August 23, 2018



Jagged Patterns Lucifer Favors


It’s a racing heart trapped in a box,

the four corners of the world 

so much closer than the roadblocks 

that draw nearer with every step,

pleading for a path forward 

or even a walkway behind,

as long as it leads away from here,

stuck in a purgatory that breeds...

both love and hate simmering within

the shadowy depths of a glittering smile,

a pretty package full of haunted memories

and the shards of shattered poetry,

each one a blade of cruelest design,

barbs meant to maim canvas 

in the jagged patterns Lucifer favors

on his continuous vengeful gallop,

wounded hearts praying for an escape,

a way to rewrite the picture

in ragged, bloody footprints if necessary,

and hoping for a future untainted

by the ghosts of the past. 

© Copyright 2019 JEM1979. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments: