Raven Black

Oh Raven black with pearly eye
You come to watch the living die
You perch amid this graveyard scene
The silence broken by your scream
You hop from side to side
Across these stones so bleak
What is it in this place of death
That you hope to seek
Do you see the souls?
Leave broken shells upon the earth
Do you watch the weeping mourners?
With your silent mirth
Is the stamping of your talons
Some kind of macabre like dance
Or are you just like me
A visitor by chance.

Poetry by penfold18
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Written on 2006-04-19 at 11:51

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This is high-level poetry.
I shall keep this with me.

Veld Cooper
Absolutely stunning stuff, as always, Graham - I salute you!

Dave Glavin
Your poetry makes me smile.You know I'm twisted,so I find enjoyment writes like this.Your poetry makes me feel. :)

This is breathtaking!! I saw this play out before my eyes..

Jon Hanover
Really powerful write.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
again and again you touch my soul deeply. I saw this all happening each word revealed the scene. This one sent shivers over me.

That brings me back to my ghosts and spectres days.
Very compelling read!