A Final Nightmare (River of Damnation)

I would like to introduce my newest duet partner. I had the pleasure of writing this dark poetic adventure with Patty at petitemagique.wordpress.com.  Check out her blog and all the unique and tremendous talent she has to share with us. She is a true inspiration to me and I hope you will see the same incredible talent I have come to know. Check out “Just Patty” here http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/


In the darkest of my hours, close to midnight

When I close my eyes, longing for a merciful dream

All I get is Nightmare’s solid bite

And my mind floats downstream


Behind guise of sleep my eyes pierce the veil of night’s tide

As I follow my consciousness down this passage dark

A shiny penny for the ferryman secures my ride

Along the rivers fiery current I shall embark


The movement of the waves sooth my withered heart

While the whispers of death guide my trip

Mind and body slowly drift apart

Strangely, I feel calm on this dead man’s ship


Flames reflect in liquid pools of Limbo’s estuary

As the faces of lost souls look up from below

Cast out into nothingness, no hope for sanctuary

I feel their grief, the emptiness they surely know


I wonder what will be my destiny

When this unbelievable journey comes to an end

Shall I burn or can I finally be free?

In which direction will my soul be sent?


Reflections in the depths of my life misspent

I watch my history dance in the rivers flow

My penance for wrongful deeds and what they meant

Too late for remorse as terror of hell-fire starts to grow


I see the consequences of a life lived in vain

An endless road of cowardly hiding away

In the end, all that remains is the pain

As I pass through this Devil’s gateway     


19 responses to “A Final Nightmare (River of Damnation)

    • Thanks E. I do love collaborating. Not sure if it is your thing, but maybe you and I might put some words together sometime? I would love to duet with you if you would have me.

    • Thank you so much Jess. Patty Is a true talent and a pleasure to write with. I can assure you I am not always so dark, but do definitely find the dark side a much more inspirational and intriguing subject. I am usually a pretty happy guy tho so maybe this is how I let off the steam. LOL. Thanks for being such a supportive follower and friend

  1. Thank you John, for the pleasure of working with you and your kind words!
    I had a lot of fun and I hope we can write together some time again! 🙂
    Love & Hugz

    • Yup. Remember our conversation on floating the river styx? Pretty sure I was harkening back to this poem I wrote with Patty when we were riffing on that. LOL.

      • Probably gonna just fit the gondola with a sea-doo jet ski motor and have a “HELL” of a time on the river of fire. LMAO

      • That’s very noble of you, but I pre-prevented this situation because you can’t stay out of trouble. Take my hand and picture the hills we are supposed to be climbing and I’ll smash persiphone’s stolen pearl. Lol.

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