Ace spades


As I stood at the gate 

Gargoyles pondered my fate

Could my silver tongue rescue my soul 

And the demonic guard 

Holding up the death card 

Seemed to relish his miniscule role 

When the temptress showed face 

Clad in fine silks and lace 

As she brushed up against me I froze 

When she started to dance 

Negating my last chance 

Loosening all of her ribbons and bows

Through a vast ring of fire 

Fueled by lust and desire 

A horned creature with fork took the stage 

With his sneer came a flood 

Salty tears crimson blood 

Swept me up flushing me to my cage 

As they flayed off my skin 

Through the almighty sin

I at Last got to savour some peace 

Guess I must have passed our 

Woke in bed full of doubt 

Does he own me or have me on lease 

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 13th, 2023 01:55
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 17
  • Users favorite of this poem: LIZ, Teddy.15.
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  • Bobby O

    Minuscule role…
    Crimson salty blood
    And so much more. I admire how you can jump into a world and as you deliver to us metaphorical tales that take in this otherworldly place we immediately see the relevancy measured in current day to day real world. That’s a style that you visit with the legacy akin to fables of AESOP. I enjoyed.

    • peto

      I can't thank you enough for such a kind comment
      Really appreciate your encouragement
      Humbled by this
      Extremely grateful to you

      • Bobby O

        Deserved. Of course is our shared peril and anxiety for NEXT.

      • LIZ

        TEMPTATION...well dressed? Why do I feel like you invaded one of my dreams...or nightmare? Depending on how you look at it. "Clad in fine silks and lace"---oh boy!!! I coul read this one over and over...and find hidden meanings...every time! You took me far!!! Thank you!

        • peto

          Can only take you where you allow
          I was quite blown away by Bobby's comment
          Same again with this one
          Thank you very much LIZ
          Sweet dreams/nightmares

        • Bella Shepard

          This one just begged to be read aloud, emphasizing each beautifully rhyming line, reading faster and faster to the culmination of this spellbinding tale. Superb!

          • peto

            Thank you Bella
            Your reviews really are so uplifting
            And very much appreciated
            Extremely grateful as always
            Means a lot

          • Teddy.15

            I do believe and I have no idea why, but yes your silver tongue could rescue your very soul lol such poetic beauty right down to the last line. Your imagery is Definately a kudos dear Peto. 💖

            • peto

              I think it may have bailed me out before Teddy
              Truly grateful to you for such kindness and encouragement
              Can't thank you enough for the visit and
              Vastly appreciated

            • Christina8

              This poem/story is mindblowing! You pay such attention to detail. I tend to agree with Bobby O on this one! Thank you for entertaining us with poetry beyond what one would expect on a site like this....x

              • peto

                1st place I ever posted anything was here
                Been extremely grateful for the platform and people I've correspond and become virtual friends with obviously including your good self
                Thank you Christina
                So supportive since day one
                Wont be gone long
                So many people have said my glaswegian accent lends something to my words
                So gotta give it a spin
                Love and respect x

                • Christina8

                  Look forward to your return!

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