Too Late This Yearning

Too Late This Yearning
Too Late This Yearning

Festered flesh and worm entwined,
death lay wanting, and life inclined,
to wonder how in such disrepair,
a body could rise and be restored,
to a life so harshly taken,
a paltry blade through heart and spine,
so quickly caused the soul depart this realm.

And now is dark moist grave,
a thought to remedy this plight without promise,
rotting flesh and discomfort anomalous,
as mind free from pain,
wishing a birth to try again
and skin to call their own,
blood and bone as new to wear a life.

The yearning grew but silence did ensue,
without a word or soul to care for injustice,
just the weight of earth and writhing worms
and cold darkness instilled, so
with own re-cognizance,
a corpse did struggle to find the air,
reaching out through earth its bony fingers,
like a flower to bloom.

As the earth cracked
and a corpse did resume its earthly path,
if not a little gross, disheveled and in skinless attire,
to wander the night, limping, struggling
with few muscles attached,
brittle bones at brink of snapping,
it strode the night groaning.

By dawn the night furnished no life at all,
and knowing its flesh was hanging precariously,
the corpse climbed back into its familiar grave,
snuggled in with worms and bugs so needy,
and breathed a relieved breath
of cold wet earth,
to dream of other things less human.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “Too Late This Yearning

  • June 2, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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    Good Lord! Like giving me nightmares, Tony? LOL My gosh the imagery is so vivid and spooky. Well done with remarkable phrasing.

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  • June 2, 2017 at 11:21 PM
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    What a delightfully disgusting zombie tale, Tony. Lovely photo too.Good job.

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  • June 3, 2017 at 1:01 AM
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    Much appreciated John, glad you enjoyed it. And the pic was a find, for sure. Cheers!

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  • June 3, 2017 at 10:10 PM
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    This is a great Halloween feature! Ha! At first I thought I was going to read about the unwanted aches and agonies of an aging body…nope. Dead man walking in the night. Excellent for the Zombie lovers!

    Best,
    Mel 🙂

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  • June 3, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed my little dark sojourn. Leave no stone un-turned I say to myself, and force some out their thoughts to the surface. Thanks Mel.

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