Endless Restoration

By TropicalSnowstorm

the execution of an immortal is the
existential version of a train to nowhere
 
my arms became tired hours ago after slashing
through this man’s neck repeatedly only to
see the wound heal behind the moving blade
giving the illusion I am slicing into a ghost

I wonder who this punishment is actually
intended to make miserable as sweat starts
to pool while I work to dislodge my sword
now stuck after being thrust through his chest


for the victors fortune and war go hand in hand
but my wish to be done with this task so I can
grab my share of conquest’s bounty will never
come to pass while this guy is still breathing   

beauty sometimes masks more troubling
truths beneath the surface and childhood
memories fade then reform to obscure
recollections of faces we would rather forget
 
now my memory sparks as I realize I know this man
his name is Pride and we have both been here before

**This is in response to Jack's contest, the rules are outlined at: http://www.darkpoetry.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1465

 

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Copyright 2014 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.     Filed under: "Poetry"

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  • Michael On Monday, May 18, 2015, Michael (13)By person wrote:

    really like the raw delivery of this work. Very intense beginning that catches your attention and holds it throughout. Well done for sure. I enjoyed this read immensely

  • dwells On Sunday, February 15, 2015, dwells (5416)By person wrote:

    Quite the dilemma you conjured up for this challenge TS and the "who is really being punished", most insightful. Did you try to cleave the head with a single blow I wonder? (works with zombies) - well done and best of luck.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Friday, December 19, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1273)By person wrote:

    Ugh... I'd give anything to possess your skilled writing ability. Every word strategically placed,, so fitted with a smooth flow. So clear and no signs of being forced. -is caught-up in the TropicalSnowstorm land of... "awesomeness!"  Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, December 20, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1695)By person wrote:

    Thanks so much ! ...I was thinking the same thing when I read yours . :) Scholar

  • heinzlet On Friday, December 19, 2014, heinzlet (48)By person wrote:

    Are you kidding me? This is astonishing, impressive for not saying intimidating. What a read, amazing work here, I enjoyed.

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