Treasure Island

Michael McParland


Great Black Spectre


Coming at me now I can see it a giant spectre.
Screaming at deafening thrilling pitches leaving no conjecture.
It's come to harm it's come to take.
All the goodness and saneness I have left within it's wake.

I run and run but still it drives,
wildly at me intent to drive me into madness and leave me a stripped and gutted empty hide.
How can I ever hope to get away and end this ride?

A darkly spectre malicious and grand.
Screaming at me now it going to grab me now.
Still I run and run to try and keep a balance,
to feel my love I have unto others,
the sanity that remains to help me see the world around me still is free.

Haunting screaming black enveloping.
Please give me your hand to try and save me.
Be warned though I do you this favor to take my hand and try to save,
You may also get pulled down into this grave.

I want your help and desperately need it too.
But helping me may hurt you too.
No matter how hard I try to shield you from this dark.
It has been know for the loves I have to be taken.

This enormous black spectre ever grows
getting larger with every manic throw.
It is complete and total hell,
A curse inflicted an evil spell.

So how much longer can I run and hide,
from the madness that is this giant all enveloping black spectre?

Submitted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I don't expect anyone to understand it. Not even like it as I'm told. I'm too dark.
Not my words but a harsh criticism by another poet here. I do not intend to harm or disturb with my work.
It's my release. You take it any way you like. This one is of a great black spectre hanging above my head and soul.

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