Nicole D'Settemi

Gold Star - 6,188 Points (June 25th / Niagara Falls)

Head Of Dark Flowers - Poem by Nicole D'Settemi

Anoint me the female monarch, in a spout of black rain
Obsidian showers, throne adorned with thorns
And, the Crown
Soaked in only pitch-black daisies and tulips, my reinvented dark, sullen flowers.
Anoint me the Queen of the most abysmal, Black and Bluest, bruised Hearts;
As you place the crown around my skull, I drown
In those invaluable treasured, precious flowers' venomous powers.

Chained to the wall, stall, hall.
- Waiting.
Effervescent but dark, sparkling jewels around the wrist- those Stygian cuffs.
Constrained, detained.
As they glimmer.
That fierce, bad-ass, black raining glitter;
It's "praise the lord" for that rain-pour and all that holy smoke, that shimmer!

Because it is both the funeral, and it's the resurrection:
I rise from the coffin, the end of this depression!
As I set-off the lifeline meters;
Full blaring detection
I can no longer ballot in the former, life's election
Shot to the ground
The black-out
But, don't fret the return
A white-out;
No need for correction!

The writes to live or the right to die?
Write to death or an elaborate lie?
No.
I already rose, and I already chose
More than a resurrection, a revival-
This is beyond the will to live
Or merely, survival.
This is a warrior, awakened from the grave.
A soul preserved,
This pitch-black queen emerges from her obsidian cave.
Swimming in power, I know you feel this awesome new-wave!
Soul, preserved.
As I emerge,
Sole reason
Soul is saved.


© copyright 2018-2019Head of Dark FlowersNicole D'Settēmi

Topic(s) of this poem: death, depression, mental illness, sadness, suicide

Form: Epic


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 4, 2019


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