Legend of the Cursed Prophet

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A curse for a fisherman becomes a boon for an empire…

Legend of the Cursed Prophet

With his mind weighing heavy of the wails, of his starving child
The fisherman clutched the life, of the lamb thrashing wild
With his mortal cleaver running down the throat, of the stolen pet
The sobs of the other child he knew, he would never forget

For the months running drought, it had weakened his heart and soul
He had broken a child's heart, it would never become whole
Black night darkened, as guilty sorrow made him wish, he be dead
Horror hit his heart, as a deathlike angel stood over his bed

\"Cursed be you, with three apocalyptic dreams, till the time you rot
Of the perishing kingdom and the depraved ruler it has got
Forecast to the King, of the catastrophes he will undoubtedly meet
Your son and bride would writhe, lest you someday cheat\"

Terror ran down his spine, as he looked into the angel's hollow eyes
He begged for mercy, as the spirit vanished into the skies
Trembling with sorrow and fear, he prayed that the stories were untrue
Of the King's wrath, let he be spared, when told what he knew

Angel of the dark appeared in his dream, with an omen the next night
That the Queen of the land would give birth to a dead knight
The fisher journeyed to the King, with fear he spoke of what he saw
The King ordered him to the coffin torture, and a broken jaw

The next dream told the net maker, the brother to the King would die
In the battle at the fringes, would his body wasted lie
Unchangeable as the King's dead son, he knew this would be true too
He endured the rat torture, when he said what he was told to

Skinned to flesh and bone, the wounded fisher saw a ghastly sight
Lambs in a stable fire, unable to escape with all their might
Not caring for burns or wounds, he broke down the walls of the sty
Letting the lambs get away, relieved now he could sigh

To the surprise of the cursed, the next dream brought an angel white
Spoke the holy serene voice, surrounded by a halo very bright
\"Ill fated you may be with your past deeds, yet go and announce to all
Your destiny will be reborn, and this frail kingdom shall fall\"

So he stated the word to the King, who ordered him dead by next dawn
Legend swept across the border, courage to the battle was drawn
The empire was conquered by the neighbors, before the day's first light
The new King declared the fisher his envoy, blessed him in delight

- Harshal


Submitted: July 25, 2010

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That was really good! I like how it told a story, but still flowed nicely, there where only a few lines that seemed choppy. Great job.

Mon, July 26th, 2010 9:05am


Thanks a lot...


Mon, July 26th, 2010 8:53am

Brii Morris

Wow, this was... amazing. I find it wonderful that you manage to write a poem this good with an actual storyline behind it, and make it rhyme.
And the poem's message itself was really inspiring.
Keep up the amazing work and please let me know when you write more!

Mon, July 26th, 2010 5:01pm


yeah.. will do... my please...
Love the fact that you always find time to read and comments..

It gets kind of boring if you take so much time and pain to write something and don't have anybody opine on it....

So thanks a lot...

Best Regards

Mon, July 26th, 2010 10:04am


Whoa (: This was really brilliant! I love how the entire poem told a story but still kept up the rhythm and flow throughout. Well done!

Mon, July 26th, 2010 7:38pm


Thanks a lot...
Love your support and you have always been kind with your appreciation...

Thanks for taking time.. each time...

Warm regards

Mon, July 26th, 2010 2:30pm


i have just a few words to say that will totally describe your poem - AMAZINGLY SUPER FANTASTICLY AWESOMLY BRILLIANT! ;D

it was really really really really really really really really good! (hence all the 'really's xD)

it was really nice how you kept it within the rythm and beat, and still were able to tell the story!

i must learn from you and your greatness! xD
yes, yes i'm a dork!

but either way - this is a great piece of writing!

Mon, July 26th, 2010 9:20pm


greatness.... am totally humbled and overwhelmed..
you are too kind...
Thanks for liking it though...

Best wishes...

Mon, July 26th, 2010 2:29pm

Vincey Delaney

so deep and a dramtic read!! You are an amazing story teller, your words are both powerful and so vivid to see.Great and truly special indeed!!

Tue, July 27th, 2010 8:17am


Thanks again...
It's a pleasure reading your comments...

Warm Regards

Tue, July 27th, 2010 10:28am


I like this, very good and captuting(= Wonderful write!

Tue, July 27th, 2010 9:19am


Thanks a lot...
really appreciate your taking time to read and comment...

Best Regards

Tue, July 27th, 2010 10:27am


Thanks for the comment you left on my page! Wow! I like this poem. It rhymes!!!!! I love rhying poems!

Tue, July 27th, 2010 10:20pm


thanks for the comment.. nice of you to visit my poem...


Tue, July 27th, 2010 3:25pm

Graeme Montrose

Wow now you really weave a fantastic saga here. It is like stepping into some old story of yore, with a tinge of Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson thrown in! Your vocabulary usage is great, a very descriptive story, intriguing, and captivating. You had me hooked from the first line! Deservedly well worth reading again and again! Not many people do this type of work these days it is the exception to see it, and more so to read one this good!

Wed, July 28th, 2010 7:47am


Yeah... nice to know you liked it...

Thanks a lot for your comments...


Wed, July 28th, 2010 2:32pm

Da Rae

This is great Harshal! Again, you amaze me with your talent.
Da Rae :)

Wed, July 28th, 2010 2:16pm


Thanks Da...

You have been always generous..


Wed, July 28th, 2010 2:06pm

Kay Bee

I don't know much about poetry, but from what I, a total amateur at this stuff, could tell, it was amazing! I really liked it, and waaaayyyyyy better than anything I could ever even dream of writing. Great!!

Wed, July 28th, 2010 5:52pm


Thanks a lot...

Nice of you to leave a comment here...


Wed, July 28th, 2010 2:05pm


This is excellent!
You have a great classic style to it.

Wed, July 28th, 2010 11:52pm


Thanks a lot...

This means a lot too me...

Warm Regards

Wed, July 28th, 2010 11:44pm


this was really incredible! At first I didn't quite understand (i'm used to frilly poems that talk of love and crushes, that are blatantly obvious with little words) but then as I started getting into it, I realized that it was deep and thoughtful and I truly enjoyed it!

Thu, July 29th, 2010 12:52am


Thank you very much...

Really appreciate that you took time to read comment...

Wed, July 28th, 2010 11:43pm

Charlotte Mariee

oh crap! i was like..hmm..when i clicked on it and i was then faced with the most amazing, epic, illustrative (is that even a word? ) poem EVER!!! i was so inspired. honestly, one of the best pieces of writing i have read on this site.

Fri, July 30th, 2010 9:11am


oh crap...
I thought is it like so bad that u call it crap...

then i read the comment in full... and I am like.. you are just too generous...

Thanks anyways...

Fri, July 30th, 2010 11:23am

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