The Bloodcrow

The Bloodcrow

Through an aperture, he saw the Bloodcrow
sift through the bodies scattered on the track.
Dread hammered nails in his apathy, sowed
a frantic beat in his veins, magic jacked…

“Papa, wake up. You’re having a bad dream.”
Small hands patted Sarn’s face, empyreal
radiance cut ‘cross the scene in green beams.
His magic threw the dream, reached for the real.

Ran pancaked into a relieved embrace.
Sarn blinked away that dream but its presence
lingered like a whalebone in a back brace–
still pressing its unwanted influence.

“Why you not have good dreams?” Ran still held tight.
“‘Cause fanatics did bad things in my sight.”

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Follow Sarn’s Advent journey. It begins in the  Curse Breaker Saga  and you can check out related vignettes starring him on my Holiday page (for the Anvent sequence) and my Tales of Shayari page for non-holiday related misadventures.

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Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #88

49 thoughts on “The Bloodcrow

  1. Excellent poetry! Your command on words is getting stronger each day and the tales you weave, more addicting. The imagery the word “Bloodcrow” invokes, accompanied by the spectacular visual is a treat for the readers! 🙂

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  2. Oh my.. so intense!!! Loved it! You go head on and I like that!

    P.S. great prompt by the way for day 2. I am glad yours got picked/heard.. however that works 😀

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    1. Really? I was just reading the others who participated and I was feeling like my effort lacked some of their luster. Perhaps I am being to critical of myself. I wrote 14 consecutive vignette/sonnets for advent over the weekend. Maybe that’s coloring my view. I don’t know but I love wordles. Thank you for the great words! Some I have never heard of. 🙂

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