Brandon Owens

Rookie (November 8th 1985 / Maryland)

At Annie's House - Poem by Brandon Owens

I sat down in my pew
Watching the stone Angel
That sat watching you
Annie walked in last
Sparkling in her best dress
They set her on the alter
With such gentle hands
Placing her without falter
On her little stand
I sat still in my pew
Watching the stone Angel
That sat watching you
We all sat in silence
And then he spoke to us
Breaking the reverence
It was quite the fuss
I don't know if Annie agreed
But the Angel was hushed
Annie flashed a smile at me
I laughed as she danced
In merriment at the songs played
I tried to chant along
With them as they prayed
Annie was listening
But far away
I sat happy in my pew
Watching the stone Angel
That sat watching you
It was time for us to dine
On her daily bread
Sip on the cheap red wine
Get our spirits fed
I knelt at the alter waiting
My knees were old
This part was worth hating
But Annie looked at me
I smiled uncontrollably
It was worth the aching
To have Annie look at me
It had been a long time
Since I visited the divine
In her house of house
And drank her flowing blood
I went back to my pew
Watching the stone Angel
That sat watching you
They left through the same doors
That we all came in
They forgot about Annie
When they did
I saw her try to clean their feet
But they kicked at her
So that she was out of reach
I saw her on her knees
Begging, even saying please
Their perverted heads
Turned a deaf ear to hear with
She was left lying on the floor
And they walked away
She had been their whore
So I gathered her up
Into my arms so easily
She was light, almost fleeting
When I walked her out the door
She smiled at me
And I smiled uncontrollably
And Annie said to me
“It's okay
That's how they behave
Can I expect you next week? ”
I stood in plain view
Watching the Angel cry
That sat watching you

Comments about At Annie's House by Brandon Owens

  • (5/12/2010 10:36:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem! The flashes of scenes constantly strike as the story porgresses.
    Great Poem overall! Thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 24, 2010

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