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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Nature · #1995487
I am a tornado...I am a tempest...
Winner of 2nd Place in Round 12 of "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest.

I am a tornado
bastardizing the land,
ripping through houses and flesh,
consuming souls.


I am a tempest
undulating under vessels
that flow through
my waters
and showering down acid raindrops
from my bosom
in the skies.


I am a thunderstorm,
deafening the cries of babes
in the night,
as my brother lightning
pierces your eyes,
glimpsing into your soul.


I am a hurricane,
bearing many a name
as my currents run deep
as my gales whistle,
omnipresent,
claiming every last one of you,
sparing none.


I am a levee
breaking under the pressure
of the seas,
releasing my tides
to cleanse it all;
to start anew
in the hereafter.


I am all of these
embodying everything
but I shall tell you a secret:
I am Thanatos, after all;
a black rose upon your lips,
inevitable, unforgettable,
and I shall come for you,
I promise you this.

Image of Thanatos.


This is the image for The Golden Scroll Award for July 2014.


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