A Conversation: Darren Scanlon

A line by line poetry conversation between Leannepoetry and myself.


Sunlight was only created to fade
With the waxing moon o’er a winters glade
Counting the concrete steps, we made
To the water’s edge where the Heron’s wade
In a constraint of time, worn and frayed
And the pendulum swings though heavily laid
As we harsh the trials of this crusade
Baying for blood with the glint of the blade
Sharpened and deadly like mistakes that we made
A heavy reckoning and price to be paid
Cut the memories down and offer as trade
On the scales of justice, so heavily weighed
Down with regret and bundles of nightshade
Dining on death with a glass of dismay
Counting this moment of life on replay
As we watch them serve up a haunting entree
With skeletal hands and hearts made of clay
Til the dawn brings relief in the warm of the day
And the chorus of light hums on the…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rita says:

    This is utterly magnificent. I don’t have the words to express just how powerfully this hits the soul.

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    1. Thanks Rita. It was a little project that I was invited to take part in and I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out. I’ve never collaborated with somebody else before so this was a step in the dark for me.

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      1. Rita says:

        And what a wonderful step it was ❤️

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