Broken Ones

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by twowolves80, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Broken Ones are we,
    united in our common faults,
    our common desires,
    and now you cry out--
    alone, in pain,
    I smell your fear
    as you try to tear
    yourself from the trap.

    Sore from the wounds
    you gave me,
    my flank bloodied
    from undeserved barbs
    you flung,
    yet your torment
    twists inside me,
    and I howl.

    I tried to warn you
    away from the snares,
    but you ran willingly
    back into their teeth,
    and when the trap
    slammed shut,
    your pain dimmed
    your vision,
    so you blamed me
    for telling you the truth.

    You pushed me away
    because I was honest
    about my intent,
    about my desire
    to bask in your radiance
    for a little while,
    knowing that the moment
    would be fleeting,
    yet wanting it nonetheless.

    A shallow truth
    is better than the agony
    of a sweetened lie,
    and now I stand over you,
    beside you,
    my broken she-wolf,
    wanting to comfort you
    but afraid to reach out,
    to touch your wounds
    and free you from the
    gilded cage,
    lest you bite me
    in pain-blinded rage
    again.

    Leave your shackles behind,
    come run with me
    through the midnight dew,
    the smell of wet grass
    and hot desire
    filling our lungs.
    Hunt with me,
    let me free you from this
    passing ache,
    and let me help you
    find new lands to conquer.

    And when the time comes
    to let you go,
    I will with a grin,
    satisfied that I stood
    for but a moment,
    in the shadow of a goddess
    who trod the shadows
    with her wolf beside her,
    unafraid,
    and never alone again.
     
    Witty_Sarcasm likes this.
  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    I like it, but are all of your poems going to be about wolves from now on? lol
     
    twowolves80 likes this.
  3. SinisterKid

    SinisterKid Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Great work fella. I especially liked

    A shallow truth
    is better than the agony
    of a sweetened lie,

    I could not agree with that anymore if I tried.
     
    Witty_Sarcasm and twowolves80 like this.
  4. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    lol Hmm...maybe the next one should be about flying monkeys? :p
     
    Witty_Sarcasm likes this.
  5. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    Yeah! Make an Oz themed one! lol
     
  6. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Exactly. I've been accused of being shallow before, and have even called myself that at times, but at least I'm honest. I don't lie, and I try to keep my friends from making the same mistakes I have because I've been down many roads, and I know the patterns, and I know how to break them and become free. But that's not what some want to hear when they are in pain, and instead they lash out. Seems to be my own pattern.
     
    Witty_Sarcasm likes this.
  7. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    So...is that a no on the yellow brick road? lol
     
    SinisterKid likes this.