Bone and Ash

Bone and ash,
Bone and ash,
the moon laughs
at night’s evil dance.

Terror sifts through chains
of image and noise
trying to divine ghost
from human.

Bravery screams its failure
in cries of help, but the wind’s
screeching muffles rescue.

The dead reach for living hands
to join them in a macabre waltz
of life and death and tomb.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Shay at Real Toads asked us to write something
Poe would be proud of....well, I went dark any way. :)


Mimi Foxmorton said…
Oh honey! This is CHILLINGLY beautiful! :)
Susie Swanson said…
Another excellent poem and so beautiful..
hedgewitch said…
I think you got the Halloween spirit going really well here, Susie--love the tomb dancing.
Kay L. Davies said…
"Bravery screams its failure..." ooh, this is good stuff, Susie. It will keep me out of eerie places for a long, long time.
Ellecee said…
"Bones and ash" indeed. I wouldn't want to encounter this place. An excellent poem.
Mary said…
Oh, this is delightfully eerie!!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Bone and ash"....this poem really sets the mood.
Susan said…
Get me out of here!
Unless, of course, I can watch the dance!
Kerry O'Connor said…
I think you have used personification to great effect in this poem. I loved the chanting lines at the beginning too - they really set the tone for the rest of the poem.
Ella said…
I knew your poem would be great ;D
Poeriffic! ;D
ooh, love the bones n' ashes!
I love the spell you have cast~
Daydreamertoo said…
Ooo...Poe would have loved this. Very chilling and macabre.
De Jackson said…
Oooooo. Dark and twisty and beautiful.
Laurie Kolp said…
Mighty scary, and perfect for me since I just saw Hotel Trannsylvania (sp?).
Fireblossom said…
Better lift up those skirts when you run, girl....ghouls will be grabbing at them! Thanks for being part of FBF, Susie!
Karen said…
Oooh! This gives me chills, especially the thoughts of tnat dance.