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Rated: E · Poetry · Other · #2231991
She who feathers the tethers of eyes.
The Rake

In the darkest dungeons dwell
The likest fate to which called hell
So shallow she's soul did she sell
Whence then affronted by this hell

Characters around all her she saw
From cherub cheeks to gaping maw
From dove's coo to raven's caw
Once then she knew none was the law

Decisions bade upon her to make
Lest her soul another take
A promised covenant she could not make
To this fellow called The Rake

But promise did afore she say
For the lightest dark wherein darkness lay
Thus trapped was she though not she may
A revulsion which she could not pay

But trapped she, not none the less
So fearing she did not try her best
To The Rake she put this test
To what would he to her confess

A Trap by such? None would He!
Succumb to one as Dirt as she
With cackles did he caw with glee
This one, The Rake, did name him she

For He the one to travel much
To seek the souls like hers as such
Ye who desired any crutch
For Him to place his special touch

Yes The Rake, He sees his prize!
She who came next with closed eyes
If the Answer would yet please her cries
Then He was one with many lies

So thus He spun a story old
A story of the brave and bold
A time which luck was rare to hold
So sad this story The Rake thus told

Hopeless was this grand charade
The rain a pour on her parade
Not soon the sadness would it fade
Which The Rake, so happy, sadness made

But the lass alas saw the story true
The realize to The Rake's great rue
He sought to seek of something new
To trick this mortal of what she knew

But the deed undone not much to speak
She thenceforth saw him as thus, The Freak
His voice to her now naught but meek
The succubus now born a man to seek

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