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timothysangel1973
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0 posted 08-31-2003 11:43 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

How long have I been placed upon this alter?
Waiting for the blade to make contact with
my skin,

       .....as if I am the last of the virgin sacrifices.

I hear the dance around me, the chanting, and
the low hollow boom of drums beating in my ear.

The witnessess only stare at me, sly grins upon
their mocking faces, they think that I can't see
them...but I can.

....what scares me most is that most of them
look familiar, which means that I have no one.

Only the blade, as it nears my skin.

"Judge me not." I want to scream.
But, I have been gagged by the
stangnant air that surrounds my mouth.

....the voices come closer, the drums
beat faster, the flames rise into the air,
and then the blade enters....

In one short slice, it is done.

But wait!  I am still here, still alive,
still able to move about on the stone.

....I've not been sacrificed, but marked.
So, that all who see me will know,
that I have been face to face with
the blade...yet, someone chose to
leave me here for some purpose.

....Like Ester wore the Scarlet Letter,
I too shall travel the Earth with a mark.

This mark will uncouple me from those
that know...

...and those that seek yet to find.
© Copyright 2003 Tima Chavis Cooke - All Rights Reserved
littlewing
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1 posted 09-01-2003 12:52 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Tima . . .
interesting write . .  
I saw suffocation by those whom you do
not trust and instead of losing to
Death (metaphorically) you have arisen a
new woman.  Sometimes we need to breathe . . .
the right way and this is one masterpiece Lady . . .
have me questioning my spirituality now lol  
xxoo

[This message has been edited by littlewing (09-01-2003 12:52 AM).]

 
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