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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Magpie #145: Left Behind...


Red Chair


Photo presented by Magpie Tales
Poetry challenge presented by Tess Kincaid



Left behind...

this sturdy rust red leather chair
laden with ominous spirit 
embedded deep
dominance remains
imprisoned within
aged brass upholstery nails

feelings walked upon
like the thread-bare carpet
worn down with
emotional, physical
and spiritual abuse

the house was never a home
 repressed and cursed
peeled paint of lives torn apart
exposed now
to the purity of light
from
empty broken windows

it is not for sale
let it rot
let the echoes of muffled 
resentful screams
swallow it to its bowels
to dissolve and
disappear

~dkb~


7 comments:

ReBelle said...

Ouch! Bitter...what punch.

Other Mary said...

Oh, this is a dark one. I like the way you have these bad spirits, memories, trapped by the upholstery nails in S1, and what a fitting ending.

DJan said...

Good job! Dark indeed, but I think letting those feelings dissolve is a really good idea. :-)

Helen said...

This is one mighty powerful Mag!!!

Carrie Burtt said...

A house of cards indeed....better off let to fall and left behind.

Wayne Pitchko said...

very nice...well done and thanks for sharing

Tess Kincaid said...

Absolutely...let it rot...