Mystical Meanderings

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Contently Deranged Travelers

The battle between dark and light. Just thoughts!!

The day grows dull
Stifling the light
Darkness surrounds the all but bright
Onwards come the disciples of power
As all is still
Before the hour.


There's a hush of silence
Of sheer surprise
What dwells beyond our darkening skies
Those that dither are preoccupied
Remorseful of the ones that died.


A shout goes up
As flaming torches burn
Beware the dark
As voices hark
The strong they will return.


Masked men in horns
Ride unicorns
Axes clatter steel on steel
Side by side they ride
Shields ready to reveal.


In vale or county
We are their bounty
Hopeless in all but name
Fight or flee
your destiny
In this life's dark morbid  game.


Deathly cries
Are the saviours prize
All that dwell amongst the dark shall rise
Whom shall decide
When there's nowhere left
Then all on earth will feel bereft


Beyond the sea's
That catch the breeze
The doomed shalt wander west
Until the dark winter
the wolves do howl
And those that we detest.


When all is lost
A battles cost
Never shall we see
As sunlight awakens those
Afore the new dawn sets them free.
Mr, Watson
January 2018



Submitted: January 10, 2018

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unmasked delusions

This is great, Watson. i read it twice. So many beautiful lines to be taken in slowly and appreciated/thought over. This might be my new favorite by you.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 5:18pm


Thanks for reading and commenting Unmasked i'm pleased it conjured up some imagery !

Wed, January 10th, 2018 10:17am


'Masked men in horns, ride unicorns, axles clatter steel on steel' -- brings to my mind some version of the Wild Hunt, made more dramatic with fire and flames. I'm with unmasked here, Mr Watson; this must be one of your very best!

Wed, January 10th, 2018 9:29pm


Thanks for reading Hully and the compliments, I let my imagination run free just to see where it ended !

Thu, January 11th, 2018 5:58am

Jeff Bezaire

Incredible work, sir! I just finished watching the first season of Vikings the other day and this poem stirred up the mystical power and sorrowful destiny of those great warriors who fight for the privilege to dine in Valhalla with the gods, chosen by the Valkyries when it's their time to leave their brothers and celebrate in the Great Hall. You strongly capture the melancholy of their loss. How you express their passing and their funerary honour creates an impression as though they themselves have become gods. Wonderfully done. There is great power in your words. A fitting tribute to the fallen warriors of old.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 9:35pm


I thought i'd try and paint a picture with words and let the reader decide what it's all about.
You conjured up some great imagery in your response Jeff. Thanks for looking in : )

Thu, January 11th, 2018 6:02am

Chris Green

I enjoyed this a lot, Mr Watson. Makes me wish I could write verse.

Thu, January 11th, 2018 11:03am


I'm pleased you enjoyed it Chris, I hope it created a vision !

Thu, January 11th, 2018 6:13am

B Douglas Slack

An excellent poem, whether one reads it metaphorically or realistically. I viewed it as a perfect example of "It was a dark and stormy night" set to verse, enhanced by vivid imagery. Well done, Barry.


Thu, January 11th, 2018 6:21pm


Thanks for reading and commenting Bill, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Fri, January 12th, 2018 7:00am

Mrs Cowell

Excellent! When you write I always visualise. This one was so clear. Brilliant.

Fri, January 12th, 2018 7:22am


Thanks for reading I'm pleased you got the picture Mrs. C.

Fri, January 12th, 2018 7:02am


You are so gifted! :)
Thanks for liking on my Twitter Too! :)

Sun, January 14th, 2018 8:52pm


Thanks for looking in Ronald, I appreciate your comments : )

Mon, February 26th, 2018 12:14am


I gave a like and shelved it and enjoyed all the content.

Mon, February 26th, 2018 5:54am


it's pleasing knowing that you liked my piece Ronald, thank you for commenting.

Mon, February 26th, 2018 12:16am


This was another great bit of writing loved it

Wed, May 9th, 2018 8:16am


I'm pleased you liked it, thought i'd try something a little different !

Mon, May 14th, 2018 5:16am

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