Treasure Island

Eric Paeplow


Raven's World


On a lone branch,
Swaying in the breeze
Roosts a darkened form

Eyes red as demons
Her stately form
Jet black
From head to toe

Feathers flutter in the breeze
As her eyes glare
At the world around
Scanning the horizon
As if expecting
A dark and windswept storm

Raven dark
Raven's world
Lost in the past
Trapped in her form

Living her long days and nights
Alone
On this
Her lonely roost

On her eternal watch
From demons past
From demons strong
Grasping at her talons
Forever trying
To drag her down

Dark and lonely raven
Suffers her unending test
Of fight or flight
On her timeless perch
Facing her dreams
Facing her fright

Of demons past
And demons dead
Yet all still remain
Within her head
Clawing at her soul
With darkened dreams
And piercing words

Yet, you needn't fear your world
With demons and devils
Past transgressions
And nightmares
Of unspeakable horrors told

For the flock is near
To offer you protection
To offer you
A caring ear

To pull back the curtain of night
That has you trapped inside
To at last fly free
Across the horizon
To the sunrise summer sky

Submitted: Friday, December 07, 2012
Edited: Friday, December 07, 2012
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