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Pleasing the King
by Dayvid Graybill
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Pleasing the King

 

Like a cloud, heavy in the sky

Her laughter hung hard

            as the conversation in the room.

Darkness was closing in

            on the girl in the short white dress

            leaning on the shoulder of the king.

 

It pleased the king

It pleased the king

that she killed only those she loved

 

Like fire, splitting the sky,

Her eyes flashed brightly

            at the smiles of the men by the wall.

Darkness was closing in

            on a blood-soaked white dress

            the shoulder of the king was leaning

 

It pleased the king

It pleased the king

that she killed only those she loved

 

Like a rose, formed of marble

Her cold, red lips,

            brought delight to the men by the wall.

Darkness was closing in

            on the girl in the short white dress

            standing next to the king.

 

It pleased the king

It pleased the king

that she killed only those she loved.

Oh how she loved the king.

 

           

 

© 2006  Dayvid Graybill

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Poor King. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
poignant ending!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Dark, haunting and unique, as is most of your work!
Reviewed by D Johnson
What a cool poem, dark and foreboding...

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
This is very dark, deep with a profound twist, interesting observation..

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Dayvid,
This poem is deeply haunting..This king, does he deserve her love?
Very thought provoking and very well written..

Much peace, love and light,

Amber
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Oh, man, she should be hustled out by guardsmen.
This is a stunning poem, an exciting ride for the reader!
Christine
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
So it pleased the king
She was going about killing everything!!!!
What would be left above???????
Where would be the love????????
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
These verses certainly elicit thought, Dayvid. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
Dark and vivid imagery. I like this!
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