Vudu Hands

By Damien

Old bones rattle
spread out on burning sand
broken will, lost battles
​ancient blood spilt on Vudu hands

The dead will walk but can not speak
living flesh on which to feast
rotting corpse climbs up from hell
summoned by an unspoken spell
the  air is ripe with a contagious stench
following with no choice of life or death

His face is cloaked by the failures of man
hovering over the blackness is where he stands
a foreboding presence, other worldly demands
from the center of your being he commands
pulling you to nowhere with Vudu hands

A dark hole boils over with fleshless skulls
​the sky turns red, raining down on us all
it burns like acid with a plague of leprosy
​creates an army of dead for him to lead
devouring the souls of this decadent earth
from darkness and death comes rebirth
a thousand years from now we will still hear his words

For it is written in the timeless sand
with the blood of sinful man
​slow, pounding drum echoes on the land
no mortals will walk where he stands
this is how we began
​ancient blood spilt on Vudu hands

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Copyright 2017 Damien
Published on Sunday, June 18, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Tagen On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Tagen (81)By person wrote:

    Great stuff! Both primeval and apocalyptic sounds reverberate through this! Wonderful. 10.

  • Drea On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Drea (1168)By person wrote:

    This was powerful. The rhyme, and the way you wrote this was so vivid. I could hear this. I could feel a drumming as the words left my tongue. This reminds me of a story I once heard.

  • Bornfrompain On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Bornfrompain (277)By person wrote:

    Wonderful write!! - BFP

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