Cruel and Endless Torture

September 28, 2009
Laughter rises over tortured cries of pain
Taunting blackness grins above hopeless eyes
and lifelessness drains under the cruel strain
showing pale white skin under the moonrise

Swiftly and brutally the cruel knife slashes,
dark and thick red under the blood lust gaze
their hunger rages on and Death searches,
eyes glaze but true, weighing its soulful trays

Blinding screams rise loudly and endlessly
Sinful white bony fingers glide through flesh,
through bones, and insides can be seen clearly
blood gushes, then instantly skin is afresh

They are stuck in endless time where all repeats
and all are anew, the torture reheats

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DanielaC. said...
Feb. 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm
This poem was really amazingly written. The wording and the intenisty of it was great.
littlekittynekocat said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm
i love this amazing piece of work!!
lexophile12 said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Incredible. I've never read anything quite like this, with its intense imagery, dream-like ambiguity, and cold structure. The rhythm reminds me of a heartbeat. Very nice job; however, this isn't a sonnet. You set it up just like a sonnet, but it isn't in iambic pentameter, which is key. Despite this, you have an amazing ability to channel emotion, and a distinct potential to write great sonnets.
sanu replied...
Jun. 7, 2012 at 10:36 am
thz poetry ix ov gr8 importance
dark_armor1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm
speechless....  this poem is amazing. period.
Dimple said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 8:43 am
Wow! i love your style of writing... Your poetry is a piece of true inspiration. Keep writing! :)
djh29 said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Wow.. I love it! The detail and emotion are so real and your style is so unique. You've inspired me.. thank you
Elliot said...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm
I love it, my poems are dark too, so when mine get published you should look at them...  it kinda reminds me of a dream... you do have a gift though
Dragonscribe said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm
maybe i'm just stupid...but what was this about? nice poem, though.
Kelley S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 8, 2010 at 10:23 am
yeah i could tell what it was about it was really deep and made me think
respecturself7 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm
I love poetry like this. it's really raw and realistic. I'm not a fan of poems about flowers and happy rainbows.
Charli replied...
May 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm
thanks and neither am I a fan of flowery poetry.
GreenIvy said...
Dec. 19, 2009 at 9:24 am
That was really cool and i love the detail
Charli replied...
May 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm
thanks. It was for my circle of hell poetry in lit. class.
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