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  A Hideous Spirit
by Paul Williams
Monday, December 20, 2004
Rated "R" by the Author.

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A very personal poem and my first for a long time.

A Hideous Spirit

A smiling face that hid loathsome strategies 
 still haunts the shadows, lurking with predatory instinct,
ravenous in relentless pursuit of impossible dreaming.
  A heart once embraced by lustful passion 
destroyed by a Vampire’s thoughtless scheming.


Hideous spirit, you took what was not yours to take.
  Your charm and transient grace would manifest fake. Fingers, dancing delicately over a heaving breast

 with voluptuous elegance you conned my heart
into feeling safe. Yet you tore it from my chest,
  splintering sensual pleasure for a lifetime of pain
because you thought it best.

Now a cadaverous shell I lay,  
 my heart at your feet  
on a canvas less painted in blood.

Pages of a life ripped from a spine-broke-book,
 fly like leaves cracking on a withering wind

blown in disarray across a dispassionate wasteland.
 Scattered to oblivion – a history lost to that look.


© P. Williams 2004










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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/20/2005
This is very powerfully moving, Paul; and I can relate well to the feelings expressed. Thank you for sharing this poetic offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/17/2005
Wow...this is deep and very emotive Paul!!

Hope you are Okay!!

Know the feeling well!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/20/2004
Welcome to the club. Tough write, strong imagery.
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