HAIKU OF GOODBYE
The galaxy shines.
In awe of the human race.
It makes my heart race.
I cannot see far.
But I know what is right here.
It’s not far from here.
Heaven covers us.
Protects above and below.
To it, I must go.
Goodbye to my friends.
Time comes to an abrupt end.
I shine for each friend.
Walk with me through the moonlit forest.
Let our feet graze the tips of the grass, Never touching down, Held aloft by our love and passion.
Follow me through the endless night,
To a land where no man walks. Only creatures as dark as the sky Dare to venture forth alone.
Love has no bounds or shackles.
We will be free to display our passion, Without retribution from humanity, As long as you remain mine.
Come with me, my ice princess.
Step award from the burning plains, Where the heat burns your soles, And love is hampered by the living.
Wolf holds his hand out for me.
The words flow from him, His lips never uttering a sound, But his meaning is as clear as can be.
We can be together forever more.
But the other has followed us to the clearing. He will try to take me back, And never give up his hold on me.
His eyes burn red with passion.
Fire follows close in his footsteps, Scorching a trail through the grass, Melting his enemy’s cold path.
They face each other.
Hot and cold from opposite poles, Dueling until the end of time, Both fighting for me.
Our games have just begun.
THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist
Silence reigns supreme.
The sun hides its face.
Palm trees shake their leaves.
Winds quicken their pace.
The hotel stands deserted.
Flapping sounds fill the air.
Dark shadows join the fray
Beneath his icy stare.
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I should have listened to my heart’s song,; Listened to reason and right from wrong. I’m now trapped in this horror of despair, Waiting for death to take me in its arms. The shadows are growing larger, Surrounding me from all sides. There’s nowhere to run or hide I will stand strong against the tide. He’s here. I can feel him. He’s come back for me. No one is safe from his wrath. The cold wraps around my body. My hair drips icicles down my neck. I shiver in dread of my future. My future as queen of The Dead. THE DEAD GAME
They come from the deep.
They come when you sleep.
On waves of ice and stone,
They’ll burn you to the bone.
Fire burns hot on the ice
As demons cut a deep slice.
Stay far from the shore,
Or they’ll search for more.
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Read a book by the fire.
The pages will shine brighter.
I don’t need to fight the snowdrifts.
I’ll stay inside with the misfits.
The ones who prefer the books
that grab you with their hooks.
The fire is getting low
as the strong winds begin to blow.
I snuggle farther beneath the covers
as I read about murders and lovers.
Confused I may be,
I can’t set him free.
He has me in his thrall,
but I refuse to fall.
After I shut my eyes for the night,
it’s his face I see in the dim light.
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The party at End House turns deadly
when the guests become the treats
for the caged tigers.
Let the games begin!
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A glow in the night
will lead me astray
from the moon’s light
to where I can’t say.
Bloody prints mark the way
to a small town on the shore.
At the end of the day,
we are at the devil’s door.
Time has no meaning or reason.
You can travel forward or back.
Death will follow with each season.
It is past time for me to pack.
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A town where the snow is black,
bringing coldness & fear. Old remnants of tears held back, & times too hard to bear. Woven from black sheets of rain, fear covers in disarray. Anguished & frozen with pain, dark petals fall in dismay.
♦THE DEAD GAME♦
by Susanne Leist