Suddenly Shiver

Car crash feeling, no healing, my wheels are spinning
But I’m upside down in the middle of this dusty town,
Broken crown, frown on my face, it’s blood I taste
As I waste away today in the midst of demonic fray;
And do tell who can say who didn’t pay the light bill,
But it’s stark dark with blackened sun shining above
Like God drew a glove over that star so near, so far;
Heaven blood red and the dead walk and freely talk
Where life abounds no more, so I pour another drink
And blink and think, ‘Who am I now that I bow low?’

Suddenly Shiver


12 thoughts on “Suddenly Shiver

  1. A moving piece. Fighting the demons within, is no easy thing to do for mortals, unless they have some help.
    This verse struck me the most: who didnโ€™t pay the light bill – the word “light” brought to mind a dark place, and at the same time, a heavy place.
    Wishing you a restful night ahead!
    Dajena ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, Dajena. This particular piece is a little darker than most of my current work, but it does highlight the difficulty of, as you say, fighting the demons within … and without, for that matter. Thank you again, and all the best to you w/blessings! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. A circumstance and situation
    Can impact your life
    I’ve been there oh so many times
    It’s also a very important learning experience
    This is what I heard Jd
    The Sheldon Perspective

  3. I see, this is sort of a series you’ve started. And I, as always, your favorite reader (ha!) and your sweet friend (Hear! Hear! ;)), am watching closely. I am, as a matter of fact, thinking out of the box now. Hmmm. The cogs in my brain are turning!

    1. Actually, this particular piece is more akin to what I used to write… It is different than what I’ve recently ~ as in the last few months ~ published… It is obviously a bit darker, but this poem has its own place with its own good point, really… I’m curious as to your take on it!

      P. S. If you ever go back to my mytho-poetic poems you’ll see more of my “dark side.” LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Great use of metaphors, Jon, and it certainly leaves one wondering about his/her own personal chills.

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