Ravaged Immortality


We couldn’t extinguish the fire so we engulfed it with our sins. Incinerating all that was lost, only to inhale the smoke that suffocated us within.The air drew cold but the flames burned our eyes.We could no longer see around us, only the stench of sin laid upon our burning flesh, as our bodies became more alive. Our temple was doomed underneath the ashes that burned out of control, slaughtered and ravaged, a shattering of all forms. For the temple was the only place we amassed, it was the altar to our defiled and befouled bones,our sanctuary, our beauty, our reality we had. We frolicked along the alter, gave homage to our sins, an adulation of sorts an apotheosis we began.Immortals we were as we taunted fleeting eyes.Our mortality ran short, the carnage of flames raptured our bones, scorched flesh consumed by what was left of the Eden we had made, for only to deluge our sins upon the mortal fools as we danced upon their irrelevant graves…

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs-  William Shakespeare

Fire Dance - Paul Gauguin 1891.

Fire Dance – Paul Gauguin 1891.

Karen S-K
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Copyright 2014

8 thoughts on “Ravaged Immortality

  1. Willy Nilly

    Very good! I fell into a tense and fast cadence when reading this. It had an urgency to it that gave the words meaning and emotion. Thank you!


  2. diditevercrossyourmind

    Hello, brilliant piece. I could hear the song Daughter by youth playing in my head. 🙂 have you heard it? also love your concept.


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