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    Gleaming Dark


    The

    undersmile

    of shark shed teeth

    gleaming dark in bloodied grief

    where danger prizes swift release

    'What doesn't kill makes me stronger. '

    (Coming together) Now I see the flaw in that

    (Tearing apart) as toxin tarries with my heart.

    And she? Ghostly I see her old and bitter,

    thinner faced and cursed a sinner when

    once she was the pretty sister till Love

    Betrayed the family honour. It went

    unsaid proclaimed Omerta,

    deathly silence for

    any doubter

  • #2
    The family part of my heart aches a little reading your work here.
    Also, I loved the used of Omerta.

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    • #3
      Hello Johntee, Of all your great poetry, I honestly believe this to be your greatest. Fond regards, Tony.

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      • #4
        Wow yes this gave me a real chill. Powerful as can be!

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        • #5
          loved the turns this took. kudos

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          • #6
            This is really nice work JT - and I learned something new - 'omerta' - had not heard that word before. This particular shape rounds out the unspoken accusation nicely.

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            • #7
              Thanks all. This is a story that told itself to me from the Seed Line alliteration of 'The undersmile of shark shed teeth,' once again a random thought floating into consciousness.

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