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Aaron Greene Aaron Greene
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For Charlie

Was thinking of my old poem "White Rose'  and wanted to do something in that style again.


Pestilence


Devotion has faded
Obscured by the infectious rot


The rash you left me
My nails as claws


Rending my flesh for release
A relief from your disease


A poison with no cure
An antigen, impossible


The Black Plague of old
Coursing through my soul


That spark we shared
Falling as flesh from a leper


Leaving a darkened skeleton
Clawing for respite


War


Rage filled desire
Fueled by confusion


A heartbeat’s moment
Is all it took


Bewilderment’s reign
Planting the seed of ire


Words tossed as curses
As the pendulum picks up speed


Fiery blame upon the one
That took you to lust’s greed


Conflict replacing compassion
Deferment from the love we shared


An endless desert of detestation
Boiling my skin in your wake


Famine


Truth waning
With my strength to go on


The energy of that year
Failing my limbs


My core losing its vitality
Hungering for purpose


Not a morsel of passion in sight
My soul shriveling


As my teeth fall out
My tongue turns to jerky


Your visage appears
Laughing as a jester


At the living corpse
You left me


Death


Vigor diminishing to the ether
Visions of life blackening


A grey mass caressing my form
Still twitching from the impact of your betrayal


Slowly my soul calms
As the peace trickles in


You move on filled with verve
While I lay here


Sickness, hate and hunger
My companions


Friends in this pit of oblivion
You dug for me


We walk as one, my friends
As I welcome it all, as Death


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