· § ·σ· the rain, the raven and the remorseful sorceress ·σ· § · {redux}

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none could deny her beauty

with those hypnotic amber eyes

surrounded by swirling indigo tattoos

nor the black magic she wielded

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to amuse herself she would

call forth rain in torrents

that lasted weeks

…..laughing hysterically

at the destruction she created

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those were the days

when she’d dance and spin

in rings of  white fire

causing crops to wither

in the searing heat

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she often sang in whispers

for hour upon hour

heard all across the valley

but understood by none

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“sorceress”   the frightened villagers breathed

shuttering their windows and doors

as she walked by

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was the ink upon her face

the source of  her power?

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or was it the raven

ever at her side,

her lone companion?

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it is certain

that no one but the raven

knew of  her loneliness

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centuries passed

before technology existed

which surpassed all her powers

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desperation drove her actions

…..had she known the outcome

would she still have travelled that path?

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surely, this was her plan B

…..perhaps she put a spell on the doctor

which went astray

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her screams

shattered every window

within four square miles

when she realized

what had happened

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dying her hair blonde,

losing a few pounds

and laser removal of  her tattoos

seemed reasonable

in her quest

to be accepted as normal

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unfortunately,

the broken lines

under her eyes

not only didn’t come off

…..they burned

hotter than the fires of  hell

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she spent the rest of  her

pitiful existence

strapped to a bed, sedated

without even the company

of  the raven

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her magic useless

against the power of  haldol

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“Night Sorceress”   Androcell

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originally posted 27  September 2011

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submitted in response to prompts from ~

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Poets United
prompt:    second (bottom) image above  “Beauty is Happiness” by anubiskitten at  deviantART

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Magpie Tales
prompt:   first (top) image above

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Sunday Scribblings
prompt:    Plan B

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One Single Impression
prompt:   amuse

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Carry on Tuesday
prompt:  use all or part of  “Those were the days my friend

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i am participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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4 Comments

Filed under Carry on Tuesday, Magpie Tales, NaBloPoMo, narrative poetry, One Single Impression, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day2012, redux, Sunday Scribblings

4 responses to “· § ·σ· the rain, the raven and the remorseful sorceress ·σ· § · {redux}

  1. Much amusing read :) talk of loneliness …

  2. Great piece, dani … alas, sad as well.

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