A gargoyle tells of his pain while sitting on the ledge of a roof.
Perched In Pain
I am the roof's water spout squatting on its ledge
Cemented here forever to stay,
Mouth opened wide waiting for water to hurl from inside.
I pray someone or something sets me free one day.
The water that usually gushes from my mouth
Deafen and gives me an aching head.
Every times it rains my body shivers
With cold waves of dread.
My tongue gets raw and sore, my throat even more
From the water that rumbles through my body
And from my mouth is meant to pour.
My toes cramp from clenching the edge
Like an eagle's claw and knees burn
Like touched with coals of fire
Freedom is my one desire.
I scream for help from inside,
It's difficult to cry out with my tongue protruding
And mouth opened so wide.
One day I hope a bolt of lightening
Sees my pain and has pity on me
Strikes my body slicing it from the ledge
Setting me free.
Word count 171
Personification of gargoyle