I am on the darkside of the moon.


Twelve Deaths of Virtue

Hear me O' fragile one.
Hear me for I am the sound,
The sound of your fears
When your heart begans to pound.

I am the breaking glass.
I am the moving door.
I am the crying child
That crawls helplessly
Across the floor.

I am the misty form
That flies across the moon.
I am the cackling crows
Pecking your eyes at noon.

Hear me O' timid one.
I am the midnight's gong
Striking twelve deaths of virtue.
I am the killing song.

One takes innocence.
Two strikes down peace.
Three murders patience.
Four kills comfort's ease.
Five bludgeon's honesty.
Six steals compassion's breath.
Seven invades kindness.
Eight carries hope's death.
Nine eliminates all goodness.
Ten replaces love with hate.
Eleven shoots down gentleness.
Twelve opens Hell's gate.

Listen O' Dying One
For I am the sound.
I am the wind that brings
Your enemies around.

Listen to the music that plays
Throughout the night.
Listen to the voices screaming
That all is not right.

Just Listen!

Kathy Lockhart
10/24/06




Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-10-24 at 19:34

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Arti
Holy cow. Wow. wowo. wowee. woww. and any more variants of wow you might know.
2006-11-06


Jessica Rexroat
this poem is written in such classic form, I felt as if I were reading something from a classic collection from the masters I believe this may be one of your best in execution. What an original subject! Bravo.
2006-10-26


Phyllis J. Rhodes
Bookmarked
This should be required reading in every Literature class ever taught anywhere by anyone! Nothing better has ever been written!
2006-10-25


Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
Very intriguing and interesting at that, evoking associations galore of the must unexpected kind... Worth spinning further on.
2006-10-25


Valerie
WOW.......very aunt kahki stephen king-ish, i love it! IT'S AMAZING!
2006-10-25


Saga
this is a great piece, with a little Edgar Allen Poe!!!!
2006-10-25


BlueyedSoul
Kath you are awesome! Darkside and all!
~Blue
2006-10-24


wee2souls
wow!!! very powerful write...
bookmarked for sure..
as the storm awakens the midnight hours omg..you are so gifted the poet you are:)
love ya!!!
cindymac
2006-10-24


keith nunes
eerie and haunting piece that sent shivers up my spine! extraordinary
2006-10-24


Will
YES, Kathy you have such versatility in your writing as expressed in an earlier comment (about your range) You are such a creative, artistic poet, and a Grand Person

GREAT Write
2006-10-24


Chris Fernie
Dear Kathy,

I think you have rediscovered your unique voice.

Chris
2006-10-24


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
a very powerfu lpoem katherine so well crafted you really have an awesome range
2006-10-24


night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
Wow!A masterpiece written by a great poetess!!!*bookmarked* of course!!! Thanks for sharing this brilliant piece of art with us here on poetbay Kathy!!!
*storm of applause*
2006-10-24



I'm in awe
2006-10-24