I am bound to this place,
This gothic mausoleum,
Of outdated thesis,
Warding off evil with monstrosity,
I was chiselled out of stone,
So I feel nothing,

I appear an abomination,
An amalgamation of goat and drake,
A chimera,
A terrible sculpture,
Defending this farcical place,
As if it held the grail,

An architectural guardian,
A gargoyle in the common parlance,
I look down at the ants below,
My granite heart feels nothing,
Yet I wonder what their lives are like,
Are they as cold as I?

I was once a very real dragon,
If not for this cement,
I would soar from this perch,
And wreathe the earth in flame once again,
But fear not child,
Those warm days are long dead,

For I am bound to this place.

  1. grumpygorman says:

    Grotesque though beautifully articulated. πŸ˜‰ Re-posted: https://grumpysgiftspoetry.org/2020/08/11/grotesque-the-oldschool-harlequin-of-harleys-world/

    Thanks for sharing your words.

  2. Love it. Dark, but that’s where I’ve been lately.

  3. Shruba says:

    Why is this so full of energy and yet unleashed?! That makes me so sad, I wanted to be raging! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ίβ€

  4. Shruba says:

    *not unleashed πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

  5. Navin says:

    “My granite heart feels nothing”….very powerful poem…..I’m loving it…

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  6. How do you do it every single time? You’ve got magic in your words, mate! They’re just beautiful!❀️

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