clawing, cackling, clinking sounds,
grinding down the closed off realms,
I heard the tapping, trappings, and more,
hiding within that damning door,
scratching, howling, hissing too,
afraid to look – lurking under my shoe(s)!
my clothes covered those cowering things,
that ratted and tatted and shredded my being!

I sat shaking, on the edge of my bed,
battling those things that pounded my head,
they rattled and tattled and coaxed out fear,
they blamed, accused, mutilated, and seared,
watching silently; while they lurched for my frame,
trying to grab me – those boney; trepidatious THINGS!
engulfed, consumed, filled with lies,
the tears they fell, I was unsure why,
my own salt scalded my flesh – it burned!
churning and boiling;Β my sin? I sat spurned.
I listened, as the voices swallowed my heartbeat –
sucked in unison , they were too much to defeat

the creaking, wrenching, quivering door,
shook, it trembled and beckoned –
threatened! to let it be torn,
the hinges banged, they clicked, unnerved,
underneath the space blackness was perturbed,
the skeletons dug and scraped; they rang out,
I’ll get you my pretty, you’ll be exposed in MASS amount!

breathless and tormented I could see the creeps,
peering through the key hole,
to terrify me in leaps,
as I sank my head into my hands,
covered my ears, waiting for death,
a violence erupted out of control,
my tears took on an entity all of their own,
they covered the floor and thrust open the door,
they ripped it down and wailed,
“We’ll take it NO MORE!”

the battled went on all through the night,
the tears pulled each piece out in full sight!
broken and scattered for the whole room to see,
the closet no longer hid what bound me!
I picked up a femur and thrust all my angst,
onto each skeleton piece that I faced,
they burst to ashes,
they screamed in pain,
AND I told them once and for all,
“I am DONE with your games!”

the moment was settled,
the war was won,
light consumed darkness,
and fears that secrets forlorned,
to my dismayed relief,
I did find –
the skeletons; were only shames I tried to hide,
they vanished, when I realized –
I was causing my own demise …

{whisper, whisper softly;
and you will hear the skeletons are nothing to fear}



About mindretrofit8

Sharing the twistings, and musings that twirl in my mind. Hoping others can relate, or at least enjoy... To know more about me personally you can visit my website at Mind Retrofit.
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19 Responses to Skeletons

  1. rbhexem says:

    Ah, but, my dear, skeletons are sneaky, and they always seek revenge….

  2. Paula says:

    I’m going to share this on Facebook if you don’t mind. This is incredible. Reminded me of Poe, my favorite. πŸ™‚

    • Oh! Thank you Paula! Share away! πŸ™‚

    • I forgot to mention, Poe is my favorite too! I think I was too excited by your comment. The Raven and Alone are my top two. πŸ™‚

      • Paula says:

        Have you seen the film “The Raven” with John Cusack as Poe? Not great but not bad either. Made me want to reread his stuff. His short stories, especially. This piece by you has a rhythm very reminiscent of his poems. Good stuff!

      • No, I have not seen it. I was intrigued, but not enough to watch it.

        I have Poe’s complete collections. Love his short stories too. I actually started reading him when I was nine years-old. He won my heart then. πŸ™‚ In a way it is sad and good that I could relate to his works then. They definitely got me through some dark times in my life.

        Wow! Thank you so much I really appreciate your comment!

  3. Wholly crap this is good! I gotta tweet and fb it and then I have some skeleton ass kicking to do!

  4. MuseWriter says:

    This is very good. Poe-esque indeed!

  5. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing it πŸ™‚

    Your friend,

  6. K. A. Brace says:

    Well it seems you’ve written a modern version of Poe’s ‘The Raven’ here. Congrats. >KB

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