Captain Elliott Spencer: by Jeff Andreis

Captain Elliot Spencer who became Pinhead

Captain Elliott Spencer

 

I am a wayward traveler of time and space
I was once human like you in this wretched place

I commanded a troop, held a captain’s rank,
during the Battle of the Somme, while the bodies stank

I now am an explorer of forbidden pleasures
Pleasures so costly, one cannot measure

Pain?
How dare you say the word “Pain”?
I am pain!
I am torture and pleasure!
I am…forever!
I am so…exquisitely empty!

For I am nameless,
I can be formless,
and come from a void,
so tremendously enormous

I’ll treat you with misery
I’ll treat with fear
Your apathetic-suffering,
my friends will endear

We’ll play on broken heartstrings
Together; you and I
The melody of misery
The pain that never dies

That inspiration of hope, we’ll wrench from your soul
As we proudly display, your body’s new role

We will make you unworthy,
while you pray for life
That wretched harbor of mercy
Philosophical-madness and lies

Free will for the foolish
Free wine for the drunk
Forgiveness for the faint-hearted
as the hypocrisy had always stunk

The very gods you pray to, are the ones that keep you blind
It is pain and fear, not love, that keep flesh and soul in bind

Make me an offer, that I may fulfill
To have just a taste, and control your free will

~~~
© 2022 Jeff Andreis, August 6, 2022

‘Captain Elliott Spencer’ was written by Guest Author Jeff Andreis. We thank Jeff for contributing to TCE with this great poem for the Halloween 2022 Poetry Contest,

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I am the Senior Editor and SEO Editor for The Creative Exiles (TCE). I edit all posts to help members achieve an acceptable score on Google and other search engines. I am also an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

3 thoughts on “Captain Elliott Spencer: by Jeff Andreis

  • October 25, 2022 at 7:02 PM
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    Wow! Great poetry, Jeff. Welcome to TCE and thank you for contributing to our 2022 Halloween Poetry Contest.

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  • October 31, 2022 at 7:32 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, more is coming, just dotting the crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s before sending more to add to this site

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  • November 5, 2022 at 2:57 PM
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    Excellent Halloween read Jeff. I liked how you chose “Hellraiser” one of my Halloween favorites. Welcome to TCE. Jamie

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