“A stillness dominated the scene” #poem #poetry #verse

A stillness dominated the scene 
An invisible presence unsettling 
Mercilessly gripped the realm 
Where innermost thoughts and sentiments 
Were stilled and silenced 
Dismissed beyond this temporary circle 
Into very oblivion infinite
At the behest of the prevailing monarch
Who by the might of fear alone did rule
As a maudlin malaise malignant 
Across the unending bleakness
That blanketed the land
Did wantonly roam 
While a morbid torpor
Scoured the hills and valleys 
And searched the arid riverbed
As about the decrepit hamlet
Of deserted farms and empty streets
Lined by a smattering of simple dwellings
It tirelessly meandered
In search of victims and prey
Its utter scorn for to inflict upon the realm
As sanctuary it sought
From its own inescapable torment
By some unutterable reality issued
That ever pursued it across the remote shire

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Tim Hill on Pixabay 

8 thoughts on ““A stillness dominated the scene” #poem #poetry #verse

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m delighted that this poem resonated with you. There is indeed so much beauty to be enjoyed in the natural world ❤️❤️❤️


  2. I love how you open this poem! The beginning captured my attention right away. And I especially loved your descriptors of the monarch, “maudlin malaise malignant”. Write on!

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  3. Thank you for your kind words. I haven’t seen you around recently and hope all is well. I’ll check your page. Sometimes pressures of time lead to things passing me by…


  4. Thank you! I’m glad you liked this one! It’s a delight when these poetry possibilities occur. I suppose if there were time, more of these could be deployed too ❤️❤️


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