Cody Moore

Rookie (1980 / Arizona)

Edgars Death Bed - Poem by Cody Moore

I lay here longing for death
The peace that rides on his back

My body broken with sickness
My mind tortured with grief

I lay alone in this room/cell
No comforting hand for to hold

Creatures crawling in the walls
I hear them scratching and clawing

I sweat as in June, But am chilled
By a cold gale that blows through my soul

Time has taken on a morbid slowness
The second hand ticking with a heart beat

Tick, tick, ticking with the heart beat
Slowing, tick…tick…with my heart beat

I am abandoned by the world I so loved
I am left here to battle my demons alone

With my last breath I summon the demons
Tearing through the walls they enter my chamber

In my delirium they speak to me
They call my name and know me well

Death has laid in wait for this day
All the while waiting in the shadows

Watching in the shadows
Waiting and whispering in the shadows

Death stands now at the foot of my bed
What beauty in a wretched face

With an effortless wave of his sickle
The demons bow down with a hiss

The room is filled with demonic unrest
The smell of sulfur and death envelops all

Deaths cloak grows filling the room
Smothering sound as well as light

No happiness or joy can penetrate the darkness
The cloak engulfs the room blotting out my life

God have mercy on my soul.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 12, 2008

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