Silhouettes in the Dark


An eclipsed moon

A silhouetted path

Dismembered contours of the dark

Cast me into inescapable gloom


My path meanders

Through a shimmering abode

Of undeserved riches

Avarice swells from an empty room


Drifting dusk

Blemishes the Raven sky

A shadow of guilt beclouds my being

Spells my nearing doom


I flee from the glittering mirage

Into the moonlight 

Sheened in its brilliance 

I paint stars on the grass

  • Author: Poetic persona (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 29th, 2023 10:29
  • Comment from author about the poem: It is about the human conscience and the constantly wavering human ... also about unfulfilled human desires that fuel acts of passion or cruelty.. ...
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: thinkerbell.


  • tallisman

    Well written, vivid imagery!

  • thinkerbell

    Thank you dear poet😍

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