The Emerald Star

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When it first appeared

like a bright star,

its origin unknown,

we wondered at its beauty

like an emerald dazzling

through the weeks and months.

The star became larger, brighter.

After a time outshining the moon.

The star, although mesmerizing

in its emerald green beauty,

was sinister in its purpose.

Humanity upon the realization,

exploded in fear and violence.

Our leaders abandoned us –

taken to their secret places –

leaving us to our doom.

Months passed in panic and chaos.

the emerald giant filled our skies –

blotting out the sun –

filling the frightened world –

with its harsh green light.

Our world came apart.

North became south.

Great earthquakes tore the planet –

reducing our cities to nothing –

removing even the tallest mountains

from their places.

Magma flowed like blood from the Earth.

The seas began to rise –

devouring entire continents,

and still the emerald…

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For Elizabeth

Our love is eternal
In the deepest parts of me
I feel you
I know you

Your thoughts
Your dreams
Blood of my blood
Bone of my bone

A spiritual bond connects us
Our hearts are one
Our dreams flow together
As one life lived

Space and time
Do not constrain us
We move beyond the real
Through the force of true love

This world is a vapor
A biological waypoint
A slice in time
True love exists outside

Our hearts
Like our spirits trancend
Love is the force
That sustains

Love me my darling
Trust in our energy
The temporal is for the now
Love reigns eternal

You are me
I am you
Our sous become one
Our love remains eternal

Loves End

Her heart of shattered glass
Reflects his pain
Like a thousand tiny diamonds

Harsh words spoken in anger
Echo for eternity
Only sadness remains

White hot love becomes ashes
Scattered by the winds of change
As the snow begins to fall

The sun casts long shadows
Dreams fade into cold reality
Two hearts become hard as stone

Only memories remain
As two souls become unbound
Alone to wander in the dark

Dead Eyes

Her eyes were beautiful
The color of fine jade
Deep and translucent

Her skin so soft and white
Her hair the color of fire
Her voice like sweet music

From the first time I saw her
I knew I must have her
So perfect in every way she was

She walked alone, in the dark night
Lost in her own thoughts
I was mesmerized

I followed, not too closely
But close enough to smell her scent
Sweet like Jasmine and lavender

Through the park she went
Such a sweet fool I said to myself
I feared for her safety, so I followed

As she approached the river path
I began to draw closer
So close now I could hear her breath

Closer still I came, so quietly
I could touch her now if I chose
Yet I seemed only a shadow

And then it happened
She must have sensed me
She turned around quickly

With a scream she backed away
I mean you no harm I cried
I only seek your safety in this dark place

She continued to back away
And suddenly she fell backwards
Her foot having caught a branch

She struck her head on a rock
One of the many that lined the river path
Her blood flowed black in the moonlight

I ran to her and cradled her head in my hands
It was too late, the blood flowed freely
As I looked into her eyes I could see her fade

Those eyes, those beautiful green eyes
It was as if I could see her soul leaving
I couldn’t help myself I was transfixed

I held her for a long time
Wondering what beauty those eyes now saw
What wonderous miracles they beheld

And then an idea occurred to me
Insane it seemed at first
But this thought would not leave me

If I took those lovely eyes
Could I see that beautiful place
It seemed foolish but what if I could

Her life had only just passed
There may be still time
But I would have to work quickly

I took the small knife from my pocket
I always kept it razor sharp
As was my habit

And so I went to work,
Quickly cutting out the left
And then the right

Glistening in my hand by the moon’s light
They were even more stunning
Almost glowing

Steeling myself for the next task
I took four quick breaths
And pressed the knife into my right eye

The pain was incredible, unimaginable
And yet I was not deterred
Thinking only of the other world that awaited

Dizzy with the white hot pain
I finished my task and removed the eye
I set it on the ground, soaked now with my own blood

I continued on to the left side
My brain seemed to be on fire
Only darkness before me now

Dazed and sick with the pain
I began to wretch
I felt I would succumb to the darkness

I pressed on, my dream almost realized
I found her eyes where I had left them
Laying upon her breast, now cold and lifeless

I took the eyes, one in each hand
And slowly pressed them into the voids
Of where mine had been

The darkness took me at last
I slept, cold and dreamless
For how long I do not know

And then I saw it
A light, seemingly far away
The color of this light I cannot describe

As the light drew closer
I saw a shape in the center
Like a man, but different, disconnected

As the light drew closer still, I saw others
Not men but something else
Shapes, moving, like thick smoke

As they approached me I heard voices
But not like the voices of men
Like the sound of screaming under water

I cannot explain it, there are no words for it
The strange light enveloping me
The smoky beings surrounding me

Was this what her eyes had beheld
What have I done, what have I become
What evil is this

As the light surrounded me the color changed
A dark evil hue that I cannot describe
More felt than seen, if only I had the words

The strange beings were now upon me
They began to envelop me, to absorb me
The pain that took me was immeasurable

Their touch burned like a thousand suns
Like a gelatinous black oil
Covering me, filling me with their horror

In this I saw my fate
My eternity revealed
My sins had returned to me at last

And so I have become one with them
I am them and they are me
Forever imprisoned in this hell