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Killing Moon
by Andy James Turner
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Getting over this darn flu.
Not sure why but crows turn my thoughts to dark undertakers.

Be well!

Seventh chime aft’ midnight
rats’ scurry from the lych gate
toward the Saxon church, my
legs, my legs are full of lead

I Stagger, a low mist suspends
between the tombs of the
long since dead

Waning moonlight shines through
an old leafy oak
where the undertaker is perched
upon a contorted branch
a whirlwind calls my name

"Come home
come home
you’re not to blame.”

Shards of shattered glass
shine scattered across the sky
as my legs give way

I fall
amid vibrant foliage
in to a cold
lifeless open tomb

I take a final glance at the
undertaker and
the killing moon


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/13/2011
A great eerie tone to this poem. Feels dreamy, too, as though the protagonist may wake up at any second.
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/16/2011
A nicely written tale of doom.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/4/2010
Almost as horrifying as the flu! I hope you are better Andy, it's on both sides of the pond I'm just getting over it too. Stay well.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/15/2010
Great write. The combo of flu and hallucinating thoughts always go together. They produce good poems like this one;) Hope your back to snuff soon!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/12/2010
And The Blood Moon arrives soon - October 22nd. BEWARE!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/11/2010
Hope you're feeling better soon Andy....your poem gives me insight into how terrible you must be feeling....well penned!

Reviewed by Ragno Donna 10/11/2010
Your poem is both chilling and exciting.

Love that photo too.

Ragno Donna
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/11/2010
Andy, you give me goose bumps...and that am glad it is morning here..chilling great write~
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/11/2010
I am sorry you are still sick, Andy. Feel better soon. Keep those nasty black birds away.

Reviewed by Tiana ~ 10/10/2010
Yeah, I'm not a fan of crows. I guess I watched too many scary movies! lol Awesome, chilling write Andy. Hope you feel better soon.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/10/2010 brings a smile to my face, because I remember how frightened my son was when he was about six or seven years old of them. He'd come in from playing in our backyard because he said they were sitting in the big oak watching him. Anyway...this is chilling and well written..has a Poe feel to it.Get better soon, Andy!
Reviewed by jude forese 10/10/2010
chillingly effective ...

perhaps the crows flew through your flu ;)
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/10/2010
the flu can make you think about jumping into a tomb....any tomb, you didn't notice your name on the way in did you? - hope all is well . Morgan
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/10/2010
Spooky and dark, Andy,
and very well written.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/10/2010
You do capture tangible darkness here, and it does seem inspired ~
But you had better just drown the buggers in tea and get well.
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/10/2010
Chillingly effective, Andy... ...most apt and timely too considering "All Hallow's Eve" is not that far away. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/10/2010
This is a great write, Andy. Well done indeed. Kudos.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/10/2010
Andy, stay away from the crows. They harbor draconian ways that will doom us all. Send the undertaker away and leave the open lifeless tomb. It was reserved for another. Spooky, eh what. How morbidity rears itself when we are weak. You must never offer challenge to the powers of the "Killing Moon". An entertaining write Andy. Just right for Halloween. Love and peace to you my friend. Jon Michael

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