Gothic 23: Blood-shot Wandering

Corridor, Tunnel, Light, Architecture, The Gate

With blood-shot green eyes of envy

He down the unlit passage strode

Leaving his wife and her lover

Alone in his wedding bed abode

He had entered but a moment ago

To see the sight – his blood to make cold

And in a fit of jealousy

Bludgeoned away their breath

As his anger and pain did explode

For today’s Poetics, I would like you to write a Gothic poem and explore the question: “Which according to you are the deepest, darkest and most concealed of human emotions?”


5 thoughts on “Gothic 23: Blood-shot Wandering

  1. Yo, Padre Padre — they deserved it… and more! Perhaps their heads on stakes, kissing — and blood running down the stakes. The crows would come, and eat their eyes, turkey buzzards come, then eat their brains through the empty eye sockets… what?! ….Too much? Oh well — sorry. This piece really pulled me in. I mean, on their wedding night — come on…!! Well written! 😉

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  2. My goodness this is potent! You describe the emotions of anger, jealousy and resentment so beautifully here. I say .. off and away with their heads! 🙂 Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝

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