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Art, Computer Art, Poetry, & Published Works (Est. 2000)

All art, poetry, & fiction ©1995-2017

By Denny E. Marshall.

 

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Revelations

 

Nightmares dripped like rain

Dreams swim deep in the clouds

 

Lightning played like fingers

Stroking land and structures

 

Thunder shouted like attention

Screamed with toothless jaws

 

From the dark unfolding sky

Unknown forms journey downward

 

With limbs bracing for a landing

Breathing pictures within pictures

 

Eyes awaken by the long push

Of the vibrant black sun sky

 

 

Transformer

 

The window twisted open

In a spiral motion

Stories on the street

Drive by like speeding chapters

A hammer can hit you

When you take the time to see

Happiness can take control so easy

When your mind is unconcerned

Still plugged in but not on

Is anything really important

Except the things you can’t see or touch

Or love

Still with no real definition

 

 

Story Of the Stars

 

Sat on the roof of the old house

The shingles faded with stories

The distant calling smoked hills

Border the earth and the stars

Calling like an original frame

The rustic whispers cry like wings

Voices from history and present

Soar across the deep night sky

 

 

Eight Haiku

 

atlantis returns

landing in clouds and light rain

slow tears from the sky

 

universe

reality

animals dream

 

in space, gas and clouds

earth

dust rains

 

buried under Mars

for millions of secret years

lays Earth history

 

after all this time

you finally found a job

then beamed aboard

 

robot invaders

froze without lubrication

earth ran out of oil

 

liked her new boyfriend

until she found out, he was

only a hologram

 

telescope viewing

riding with the universe

in a time machine

 

 

Light Effect

 

The sun erupted

Light rose like erosion

To wash away

The night’s collection

 

 

Spiral Arms Sky

 

Border of spiral galaxy

Mountain asteroid city shines

Tall ice castle’s close together

Surface cover of cold light snow

A slight lean towards heavy side

Slow spin rotates towns and shadows

From balcony long arms reach out

From hundred million miles away

 

 

Solitary Clouds

 

Yesterday lots of clouds

Today clear skies

Few hours’ later one cloud appears

Perhaps loneliness is all about

Being a day or two behind

Two hours later

Another single cloud appears

 

 

Ode To Amanda

 

She emerged winged-foot from the sky

Like an angel in Apollo’s shadow

Fathers from the heavens fingers

Announce with thunderbolts and lightning

Messages drift above to form shapes

In different layers of colored clouds

 

Lands on a mountain cap with harp

Notes cut like ribbons to reveal

Distance between the long still islands

In the stoke of beating heart and rhythm

Held my hand like feathers falling

Fell through her like warmth reclaimed

 

Up ahead rotating pastures play

Scenes of tall castles golden shine

Strong winds unfold the darkness away

Where loneliness once walked freely

Transforms into along with her eyes

Only sunshine regardless of the hour

 

 

Space & Time

 

One cold wind chill night

Sitting in a dark room

Fully wide awake

Eyes intense

In a dreamlike state

Feeling a chill leak through

The cracks of the building

Looking out the picture window

And the street lights outside

I gaze up

And see the full moon

Spinning down towards me

Filling the room

I leave and take its place

Way up in the sky

She looks up and says

"Your closer now"

I go forever

Visiting another galaxy

Never finding

A star like her

 

 

A Rite Of Wrong

 

Mistakes can make you feel

Lingering and secluded

The present can breathe to life

Conceptions of the past

Standing on the edge of the soul

 

 

2:20 A.M.

 

There is a thief

In my house

Silent and immortal

It takes no money

Or possessions

It only robs me

Of my sleep

 

 

Prescription #L

 

Heard in a song

Love is a drug

If that is true

Then hate must be

A fatal disease

Please I want

You to live

Take your pills

 

 

The Clock

 

In my silence, will time heal all

For constantly I hear her call

All my life never felt so low

The clock in my heart runs so slow

 

The pain I have time cannot feel

Cut up with words as sharp as steel

The wounds are hidden deep below

The clock in my heart runs so slow

 

Now the days seem to drag on by

When I was with her time would fly

The ache ticks on I watch it grow

The clock in my heart runs so slow

 

 

The Last Ride

 

Let us ride the universe forever

Long before arriving at heavens gate

Let the lords of good and evil play with fate

While the grand gatekeeper holds the lever

 

Worldly ties will completely sever

With keys of time, no voids to hesitate

Journey across space a believer

Long before arriving at heavens gate

 

When the final day comes to deliver

Pointed upon the calendars last date.

Let the mighty lords know we will be late

The last breathe a message to receiver

Let us ride the universe forever.

 

 

A Ship In Flight

                               

The arrow

Goes out spinning

Fast and far

Landing on a orbit

Near spheres and stars

That can see

And shine

Like curves in space

In her rotation

I feel the gravity

 

 

Lost On A Line

 

Oh, please take me

And lead me to that place

That her and I discovered

In the darkness

We found the border

The line between man and women

Is blurred

And gets lost in the moment

We swam on the edge

So far out

Discovering unforgettable

 

 

She Is Radiation

 

She is light, like the stars,

A reactor in my heart, in a way

Or a ray, I see my freedom decay,

So nuclear, with her love

Spills the fallout my way, in the neon

Of my life, she radiates all day.

She is radiation, like the glow in her face.

The signals, the bright lights

That she turns up on me, the energy,

The half-life’s; in her eyes I see green,

Like secrets, like a mission,

I see her on my screen, in the neon

Of my life, she radiates all day.

She is radiation, radiating from the inside

 

 

I See Your Vein  (Part One)

 

I see your vein marked and stabbed

A sword of pain you are trapped

In the castle, I see the night

A darken shadow a stream of light

I see your vein and feel the blue

The lion statues they seem to move

Out by the gate near the arch

I see your silhouette in the marsh

You are alone with the moon

I see the holes within a room

I see the vein the one that bleeds

Break the drawbridge out by the trees

The stone carvings they seem to talk

I see the armies when you walk

I see your vein and feel the blue

 

 

Mystery Lady

 

She smiles so flashy

Even with her eyes

When she comes around

It still drags in my mind

 

Like the sun behind the clouds

She comes and she goes

She’ll punch my heart

Until I explode

She is a mystery lady

No one know her name

 

We’ll dance and carry on

In the shadow of the moon

Like Cinderella at midnight

She has to leave very soon

She is a mystery lady

 

When she comes around

In a black silk dress

Does not need an introduction

She is higher than the rest

 

 

Shelter Me From The Storm

 

Every eye is violent

Every breath a gust

Every minute is measured

My heart turned to rust

Can’t bury the lightning

That I know I must

Every sound is your voice

Every face your bust

 

Shelter me from the storm

I cannot make it on my own

Without you in my life

I feel so empty and alone

 

Every pain is deep

Every rest is restless

Every thought of you

Always leaves me breathless

I do not want any number

You are the best

I felt your thunder

I do not want any one else

 

Not long ago

Felt like a king

I lost my heart

Fell from the throne

Like a hurricane

Shelter me from the storm

 

 

Sinning Is Easy

 

Grew up in a world

Of season and change

When we are growing up

So many thing seem strange

Took in the beauty

Of the mountains and range

Learned how to love

And how to be cruel

For every honest deed

That is done

Broke as many rules

Sinning is easy

It is nothing new

Looked at life

From a crystal ball

Whole flashed become me

In no time at all

Felt both same and pride

Low and ten feet tall

Sinning is easy

It is something we all do