Monster

Nail the mewling monster to the door

With red-hot iron dogs and

Be not gentle with the sledge

That drives them home

Through bone and sinew.

If it pleads, tries to explain;

If it asks questions

You must be –

You will be –

Deaf.

 

Lash the demon to the cartwheel

With boiling leather bands;

Tight, then tighter, round wrists,

Round sobbing-breath throat.

If it shivers with fear,

Turns to you with

Eyes too suddenly human

You must be –

You will be –

Blind

To their appeal.

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6 thoughts on “Monster

  1. ramblingratz says:

    Blimey … cracking stuff 🙂

  2. Chatty Owl says:

    This is something else. I really enjoyed it! Its nice to come back to such beautiful writing.

  3. Oloriel says:

    Amazing verses, I especially enjoyed this part:”Lash the demon to the cartwheel

    With boiling leather bands;

    Tight, then tighter, round wrists,

    Round sobbing-breath throat.”

  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    interesting writing …as one who wrestles with her demons
    I liked wandering thoughts your thoughts here …..
    Take Care….You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  5. ankita says:

    Loved this – “If it pleads, tries to explain;
    If it asks questions
    You must be –
    You will be –
    Deaf.”
    beeseeker – this is sch a vividly beautiful piece f writing

  6. I liked the images evoked when taking this literally and the strength derived from a figurative reading.

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