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Phil Charters

Rookie (11/05/1958 / Australia)

In The Silence Of The Tomb

shadows long
in the light
of a pastel morn:
shaking the sleep
from a travelers eye,
an artist palette
comes to mind.

and yet
does paradise
fall aside
the travelers road
so cruel:
in the fall of dusk,
in the moonlight
souls have taken

the eyes
of a gentle being,
shame into
ones heart;
‘tis I who wrought
this tragedy:
paradise brought

a paradox
innocent bodies
open battered
in the wake of
another night.

by the dazzling
rolling bullbars strike;
left in a pastel
creatures in demise;
horror betwixt
the beautiful,
human passion

in the silence of the tomb.

Submitted: Friday, August 27, 2010

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