Horror from the Past


Draconian claws of yesteryear horror
slowly crawled back in her life
and like the shadows of some silhouette nights
it crept inch by inch
covering her velvety skin
with the charcoal soot of the past yore

Her hollow eyes lay insentient
blurred with the error of cracked dreams
and the gore of her shattered hope
gushed in abundance
painting her countenance pale

Faith was sucked out of her soul
and all that remained was a cold quiescent azoic
will she ever revive?
maybe, if she could break the mold
to escape the fright of past
drawing a moat or a fosse
around her deviant heart

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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26 thoughts on “Horror from the Past”

  1. This is indeed graphic. There are so many hidden metaphors. Could it be that she is using the suffering that she has overcome, to bare witness to another. The willingness to share with others. Reach back tell the untold stories of the past.
    In hopes of helping someone else. Break and change the trajectory of current and future generations.

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      1. Shantanu wow…I always like reader’s interruptions… yet I make up stories.
        Is this for a laugh 😂.

        No, I didn’t interrupt this correctly. It actually is just as you said, a story which I copied and pasted the wrong story.

        She claimed to be an aficionado of life,
        Had tall tales for every occasion,
        Stealing every show,
        Was what she always strived…
        It goes on Shantanu…???
        Breaking News…

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