fantasy

Nothing, Like You

Nothing, Like You

By JFarrell

 

I am not the messiah

I am not a celebrity

Not wealthy, not important; I am

Nothing, like you

 

I am not particularly intelligent

Nor talented, special or anything other than average

I am a nobody; I am

Nothing, like you

 

I am a faceless, voiceless, meaningless statistic

A number on a piece of paper

It is cost effective to give me

Nothing, like you

 

Nothing; empty; space; absent; irrelevant;

Nothing; zero; zilch; sweet F. A.

I am absolutely

Nothing, just like You.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

just because i dream i exist, do i have to choose to believe i do? :-)

Don’t Look

Don’t Look

By JFarrell

 

Don’t look

You won’t, can’t see it;

What stalks you smiles, wide

It wants you to look

 

And fail.

You know it’s there

You feel its breath on your neck

You can hear its hunger.

 

Look ahead, straight forward

Look nowhere else;

Take the tiniest bit of your perception

And focus on the corner of your eye

 

You’re not looking

You’re not using your eyes

You’re just focussing….

THERE!

 

You saw it, didn’t you?

The watcher from the deeps

The devourer of all

Your loving shadow.

 

Don’t look

Don’t waste time looking

It’s really time for you to…..

RUN!

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

it's behind you :)

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Basalt Pillars of the West

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Poetry

Beyond which splendid Cathuria lies,

But which wise men know is the gate

Of a monstrous cataract

Where everything drops to abysmal nothingness

And shoot through the empty spaces

Toward other worlds and other stars;

The awful voids outside the ordered Universe

Where the Daemon-Sultan Azathoth waits.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Cthulhu Mythos poem.

Baharna - Part 2

Folder: 
Poetry

O great island Oriab,

Mighty port city.

Twin beacons:

Thon and Thal

Where ships sail...

 

The city rises steeply

The very flight of steps

Into this beautiful city,

Where the night calls all!

 

A canal which leads

To the lake of Yath.

On the shore of this lake,

Is an unnamed city...

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Cthulhu Mythos poem.

I’m walking in my sleep tonight

I’m walking in my sleep tonight

By jfarrell

 

I’m walking in my sleep tonight

As soon as my head hits the pillow

And I am away to the Land of Nod

 

With one stride I will cross the Atlantic Ocean

With the next I will be at love’s home

Then seated on the swing on her porch

 

Holding her in my arms

Kissing her passionately

*this is a “PG” rated poem - this scene has been deleted*

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

dreams are magic :)

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My Dragon’s Vengeance

My Dragon’s Vengeance

By JFarrell

 

 

“THEY KILLED MY CHILDREN?????”

She, my dragon, arises,

Enraged,

A maelstrom of rage,

Vengeance unleashed.

 

Monday night,

22 angels

A children’s pop concert

A piece of garbage with a bomb

 

“THEY KILLED MY CHILDREN????”

My dragon roars and shrieks

With unconsolable pain

And uncontrollable rage

 

The schism of her rage

Leaves nothing but a mushroom cloud.

 

 

Sorry, dedicated to the victims and families of the bomb in Manchester, 22/5/2017

   And the victims of all terrorists around the world.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

my dragin is angry

dragon's claw

Dragon’s Claw

By JFarrell

 

(inspired by Robin Hobb’s “Farseer Trilogy”)

 

As they found Prince Verity,

So you find me;

Dishevelled, exhausted,

But I can’t stop.

 

So,

Covered in weeks old dust,

I take up my mallet and chisel,

And return to my stone,

My half formed dragon…

Years,

I have been here,

Chipping away,

Scraping,

Smoothing..

 

Come closer,

Look…

A single, hooked,

Curved talon;

Thrice times as long,

As I am tall.

The edges are chipped, uneven,

My dragon,

Who I shall name Malleable,

Lives in the mountains;

The talons are chipped,

From the mountain debris, crushed,

As she lands on a ledge,

And just looks out,

At everything.

Forever.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

i love dragons

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My Rogue

My Rogue

By JFarrell

 

LOYAL!

Hurt him, hurt his

He will hunt you down and cut your throat

No poisons,

He wants you to hear him breathing behind you

As he cuts your throat

He wants you to know

This is not an accident,

Not some bad wine, or foul cheese

But

Revenge, atonement

Sharp, serrated, deadly

 

He is hot headed

Quick to anger

Quick to act,

While others might make plans

Delay

He is in and out

With everybody dead

A whirlwind of serrated steel

 

And he listens

And I mean, REALLY listens

To me, to you

To everyone

He hears what we all say

He hears all our secrets

He knows where you buried the bodies

He knows where the King hides his favourite rings

He knows who the bishop slept with last night

 

And here my rogue, my thief is born

I hope the three of them will be good friends

My rogue, mage and dragon

I hope they have wondrous, magical adventures

With lots of rainbows :)

 

Please show me your dragons

I bet they are majestic

I bet they would take my breath away

With their beauty

And the world needs more beauty

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

i now have a dragon, a mage and a rogue. they need more work, but my story is slowly coming to life

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TOSS THE COIN

We have never met
Not in this realm
But we know each other 
So well……………………..
Its hit and miss
If I meet you again
The vale of sleep descends
Where shall I go?
Hell……………………………..
Heaven………………………..
Toss the coin
Throw the dice
You are perfect
I love you……………..
You opened the door for me
One day…………………..
We will enter…………..
Never to wipe the sleep from my eyes
Gone…………………
But home……………….
What is a dream?
Maybe its real?
Just maybe………….
I will Rest In Peace.

© Tony McNally

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