The Nuclear Rain


I am lying on this hillside underneath the nuclear rain The radioactive fallout is feeding on my brain I’m now the sole survivor of a world that went insane I am sighing on this hillside underneath the nuclear rain The birds of midnight droned their grim requiem of death Their bellies held destruction and the …

The Wooded Place


Picture courtesy of Mantic Ritual The wooded place The sky of slate The gleaming sacred blade The hooded face The cry of hate The screaming naked maid The heathen spell The kiss of death The weathered graven stone The scene from hell The hiss of breath The tethered maiden’s groan The ranted curse The proffered …

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Natural History Museum: An exhibition Androids are programmed for admission Impervious to effects of nuclear emission Attention please: Exhibit Number Four This was Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur Extinct for sixty five million years or more Attention please: Exhibit Number Three This was once called a Weeping Willow Tree The last piece of greenery that would ever …

River of Dreams


Dreams are born in misty mountains of somnolence Trickling streams of spindled fingered silver fluid light Crystalline clear from rain and dew untainted by reality Tributaries of hope the vapoured trails flow relentlessly on Ever downwards through the haunting valleys of midnight Growing, leaping rippling, stumbling over rocks of destiny Through lush gardens of rich …

Field of War


I’m stood here in a field of mud Covered in a comrade’s blood I wear the soldier’s uniform But I was not a soldier born We fight our chosen foe all day We leave our dead to rot away We launch attack and then retreat Blood oozes out beneath our feet Our backs are up …

Kamal


Kamal, soon will come your soul’s creation From darkness that has ever been your home Today will mark the end of your frustration The mortal world will then be yours to roam Kamal, now is the time for your salvation Cocooned within your embryonic tomb The seismic echoes of your incarnation Are rebounding to guide …

The West Wind Whispered


I dreamed I was fighting for my country I dreamed of the cannon’s mighty roar A soldier boy in blue, a dream come true Defending my sweet homeland in a war I dreamed of a compound on the hillside And of a flag that fluttered in the breeze I heard myself cry as the bullets …

Midnight Moonlight


Midnight, moonlight, lost in the black night The headless horseman is coming up the road You’re shaking, shivering, quivering in fright He might take you off to Satan’s dark abode Crouching, creeping, oppression is sweeping A grey mist encompassing everything around The sorrowful sound of a young girl weeping The manic laughter around you does …

Jaded Angels


I am knelt in supplication in a vast cathedral hall I feel the shards of angst firing deep into my soul I raise my eyes to search for a god of purest love I see only jaded angels in the tapestry above Communion candles burn and emit a spectral light casting dancing shadows in this …

Death’s Sweet Voice


I had spluttered into life Onto a path of bitter strife From the darkness of a womb Into brightness from the gloom But life’s journey always ends Within the blackness of a tomb A lost love once made me cry I had seen my chance pass by Death’s sweet voice entrances She smiles and she …

Paper Memories


On a pillow of paper memories He rests his head in slumber As he hears the wind whisper ‘An old man weeps, an old man bleeds To harvest love he’d sowed the seeds Blood and tears for the nothing years When nothing grew but thorns and weeds’ He awakens at the table And he sees …

Crying in the Moonlight


It was a moment of enlightenment A moment to astonish and appall A horrifying glimpse into the future Where I had seen the writing on the wall And my eyes were weeping in the darkness And my heart was bleeding for mankind I saw the grim spectres of our karma I saw harbingers of doom …

Child of God’s Creation


A billion stars a cosmic birth the dawn of time beginning The sun and moon the mother earth were orbiting and spinning The universe became aligned with stellocentric motion The ancestors of humankind came crawling from the ocean The neutron stars the orbs of space were throbbing in pulsation The realms of time the human …