“And the mercy seat is waiting”…

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He will tell you stories…
Of how he was fooled…
How she seduced him…
With eyes made of jewels…
Spinning words of poetry…
Speaking in tongues…
Seductive and emotional…
Breathing lust into his lungs…

He will tell you stories…
Of her wit and her charm…
That caught him off-guard…
And disabled his alarm…
Bringing down his walls…
Allowing the beast in…
Infecting his dreams…
With darkness and sin…

He will tell you stories…
Of how deeply he fell…
For a make believe world…
That became a living Hell…
Craving her company…
Obsessed with her life…
Painting vivid pictures…
In his mind at night…

He will tell you stories…
Of dark hotel rooms…
An alternate double life…
That lifted his gloom…
Breaking the monotony…
Of each draining day…
And stolen moments…
Held under her sway…

And he’ll tell you stories…
Of how she changed…
Of how it all ended…
Becoming estranged…
Which left him so empty…
A black hole in his life…
And how he responded…
With anger and a knife…

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40 responses to ““And the mercy seat is waiting”…

  1. Wow! It is the elegant rhyming of poets like you who are making me appreciate rhyming poetry again. I normally only like it in formed poetry, but wow… your writing and rhyme are so beat on that I cannot help but fall in love with your words! The ending is absolutely brilliant!

    • Thank you so much for your comment – really appreciate it – I have tried writing other forms of poetry but always come back to rhymes – even though I know from looking at poetry forums it is frowned upon – but it’s what I do – so really happy you connected with it – Cheers J

      • I think it is frowned upon because so many poets don’t know the real purpose of rhyming. They think if they just rhyme two words together, regardless of how the lines connect, then they’ve produced a rhyming poem and call it poetry… you don’t do that, at least not from what I’ve read so far of your work… you really dig deep into the meaning of the lines and the rhymes and it shows your careful attention. And that’s why I respect you as a rhyming poet 🙂

      • Thank you – your words are quite humbling – I love what I do and whilst it’s on the darker side, I hope people “feel” that coming through. Cheers J

      • I write a lot of dark poetry too, perhaps that is why I clicked so well… but yes, I can tell you love writing poetry 🙂

      • Thanks J 🙂 I will see if I can dig something up to submit… and thanks in advance for stopping by 🙂

  2. beautiful. made me sigh. made me think. i put on repeat. look out for a writing called ‘A room in black & white.’ later in the week. this song got me writing. cheers. i think. 🙂 😛

  3. I hear a song J…beautiful, sad, poetic…lyrics.. (loved your pairing with Cave’s song but this poem is outstanding on it’s own right) xx -alex

    • Thanks Alex – hopefully it is the desparate song of a man on Death Row – that was the angle – and yes, Cave is brilliant – saw him in London at the weekend – mindblowing! Cheers J

  4. Of how he responded with anger and a knife

    That came out of nowhere! Love it though, haha… I am so weird for loving this dark and twisted stuff 😛

  5. I couldn’t help but read it…the whole lines appeared as though someone was speaking everything I did in the dark before Jesus got hold of me….This is great!

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