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Harvest Moon

Adel was the sacred bloom,    
Uber lush and audacious.      
O her eloquent voice lied.      
This is the realm of falsehood,      
A utopian world order      
burdened by the everlasting.      
She was the elite youth;      
Pure breed immortal.      
I spotted her      
Retreating through the cradle of Rhine,      
En route back to her motherland.      
Three days from deliverance,      
I joined her on the harvest moon.      
We picked and sucked on ancient herbs;      
Oden earth cures weak ageing cells.      
Two days from deliverance,      
On the border of the dark forest,      
Beyond mist, charred bone and black steel,      
The river lulled a spell for freedom.      
Adel stared through towers of trees,      
Tears rolled down virgin skin;      
A prize animal trapped inside a giant's cage.      
One day from deliverance,      
The sacred youth awoke in my embrace      
Seduced by tragic stories from the dead.      
The stem of the everblooming was broken.      
O blind terror fiddles with death,      
Icky little fingers fathom      
The unmendable hole in its neck.      
Life beget suffering,      
Suffering beget death,      
Death beget meaning.      
A meaningful life is the way to deliverance.      
I released Adel into the river Rhine,      
Tomorrow she will arrive home.
Written by case28 (Alexander Case)
Author's Note
This poem was written for the "All Souls Night" writing challenge, and was inspired by a nightmare, a line in a Russian novel... and a German saint who mysteriously died from a sore throat.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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