Marcellino Carlo

Delusions Of Grandeur - Poem by Marcellino Carlo

The air smells of melancholy
A charcoal sketch laced with
gloom and the incumbent
heavenly burst of rain.
Such a deathly damask
promised in it's overbearing shadows.

We lie in total encapsulation
Severed from the worlds
grace. And delivered into
a cocoon which binds our beings.
An intertwined shell lined with
hatred that we call our home.

A steal a glance over my shoulder
at your still frame. Gracefully
stuffed in the linen safety-net.
Your dark hair flows in vulnerable
streams. I pull up a chair and
gaze into your pitiful situation.

Your fabled existence tells of no
hardships not even an etched scar
or blemish. A beguiling expression
of a tapered soul. Weathered and
abrased by a childhood riddled with
pain and resentment. I fear you more than I do myself.

I gallantly strut towards your timeless
frame. A glass mold that I roll-over
ever-so-gently. I won't break you. For
how could a cruel soul shatter that which
has been broken so carelessly before.
I lick my lips in a famished countenance of hunger.

I stare at your light grey guise. Such
heaven-chiseled grace. But I can't see your face.
Blurred by the cataracts of my aged mind.
A viscous red bursts through the panes.
Your grey-figure is addled by the rouge stain.
And I realise you're long gone. It's just my mind,

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Delusions Of Grandeur by Marcellino Carlo

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

[Report Error]