Temptation …

The wings of the dark angel

enfolded me.

“Sweet is the taste of oblivion,”

he told me;

“no sorrow or pain

lacerate your heart

when you embrace the abyss,”

he said ;

ruffling his feathers boldly.

“No discord or fear,

no hatred or war;

such bliss –




“It’s your choice,

you choose,”

he proffered

in a reasonable voice,

eyeing me coldly.

“You’ve only anguish to lose,”

he lied,

turning his head,

avoiding my gaze.



the sour breath of death

invaded the air ..

yet in the bleakness

of his vision

I sensed the weakness

of his case:

No love, no joy, no recompense,

No light …

Hope made my decision ;

love,  my truthful guide … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Temptation …

  1. Shermeen says:

    Beautiful expression!

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Thank you very much, Shermeen.

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