Planet Hell (Poetry Challenge)

08 Jan

So this challenge was to write a poem about “my” hell. It couldn’t be about the stereotypical, devilish underworld but what would be hell to me here on Earth. Have a read … not sure if the tone suits (or perhaps that is part of the poem’s purpose?)

meerkat posts are vacant
lions meow with glee

sheep choose their own path
wolves shepherd the flock

bats feast in sunlight
lizards tan by moonshine

flies pester no one
seagulls bore of scraps

cats obey every command
dogs abandon masters

children lie still
parents can not stand

embraces empty today
pain no comfort

life lost in youth
death makes a mistake

a eulogy never written
tears never to be shed

earth an alien planet
parents burying their child


Posted by on Tuesday 8th January, 2013 in Challenge, Poetry


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2 responses to “Planet Hell (Poetry Challenge)

  1. Shackled and Crowned

    Tuesday 8th January, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Hell, my dear……yes it would.

    • withheldindarkness

      Wednesday 9th January, 2013 at 9:20 am

      I guess the last line is my hell … the rest is trying to express that to me that it is unnatural just like the other lines in the poem. Thanks for the comment.


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