Inscription to Evil
Your eyes perceived the offering –
ripe suckling pig offered on ego’s altar.
Fangs tore flesh, and cud was
savoured. Voiceless, innocence burned;
Betrayer invoked betrayal,
tearing fragility whisper-thin.
Blows descending, betrayed shrank into a pit
shame-thick and denial-sunk. Sneering talons clawed
soul. Comatose, Heart beat on.
Shame bled dark on a soul-stain as tearless face
silently screamed. Hope of healing ripped raw the ooze;
Endangered, You clutched the more. Friend
kissed betrayal, marrying decay to heart-stir;
Agony poured fire into fatal wounds.
Battered, Heart beat on.
Soul stirred to staunch the flow
but band-aids bled away. Exhausted, Heart
cried to Healer; Wounded hands
leaked Love! You perceived and trembled,
lost footing, unleashed hell-fury, unwilling to
surrender your masterpiece.
Heart, circulating a blood not its own,
Quivered on feet of glass.
Rage-screamed, You roared your hate-stench
but wounded hands held fast.
life-blood bled into Heart.
Glass feet glowed, diamond-studded in refining blaze.
Heart beat – IthinkIcan, IthinkIcan.
Flying, weightless, treading the wings of the dawn,
Heart discarded crutch. Leaped. Danced.
Alive, Heart exhaled, inhaled, filled lungs with sweetness.
And words, flaking off like scales,
indelibly penned Inscription to Evil,
covering scars with skin.
Exactly one year ago today, I posted this poem, my first on this blog which did not start out poetic! It would take several months before I claimed the title of poet. More than 880 poems in the 365 days following this initial offering. I am honoured and humbled by the encouraging response and support of my blogging community, and honoured and humbled that God has blessed me with this gift – what a sweet surprise it has been to see it unveiled, to learn the joy and release of expressing my thoughts in this new form. Today is a day to celebrate – the Voice I lost so long ago has been found, restored, and unleashed! The power of this miracle takes my breath away…
Happy First Anniversary; may there be many more poems.
Thanks Gallivanta! 🙂
Happy Poetic Birthday!
Thanks so much, Greg! I appreciate your well-wishes and visits.
Congratulations, Melody. This poem by the way is visceral and to-the-bone. Gorgeous.
Thanks, Rob. I think you are one of the few who can say they ‘knew me when…’ One of the very first regular visitors…
Happy to share the poetic-spiritual journey with you. God be with you as you learn to see, even as I am, with words.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you! Enjoy. 🙂
Thanks Dominic! 🙂
Well done Melody. I have enjoyed your poetry and look forward to more
Thanks Alastair! I like how you are branching out into new areas – enjoying the story spin-offs of your new blog.
Thank you 🙂
What a journey, Melody! Congratulations and God bless you as He continues to reveal Himself in you and through your poems!
Thanks for being such a beautiful part of my journey, Deb!! I am thankful for you!
Happy birthday to you! I second what Debbie says.
Thanks Chris 🙂
Congratulations! This was a very touching poem which I had missed (not being a blogger yet at that time). I look forward to your poems and images every morning 🙂
Thanks so much!
Happy Birthday, dear poetic blog 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been 1 year already! Oh, my, how productive you were! Wow, 880 poems! I am speachless (well, as much as I can, hehe) and envious 🙂
You, speechless? 😀 Thanks, Petro dear. Kiss Ellie for me!
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Congratulations. Happy Poetic Birth day. Look forward to see more and more.
ALL THE BEST.
Thanks very much! 🙂