One Enchanted Evening

Father, hear my silent cries,

Mother, read these naked eyes.

My heart, it longs for a land that never dies;

My mind, it longs to kiss remembrance good-bye.

“Lie with me.”

“Fly, be free.”

Condemn myself in virginal honesty.


Allow me truth, the meaning of life;

To feel the warmth of a fluorescent knife.

A land so rich with cerebral treasures,

And filled with love beyond any measure.

Lie with me.


Maddened from lachrymal rains

Rusting these mortality chains,

I depart and rid my thirst for pain.

I now leave and feast off the reaper’s vein.


“Lie with me.”

“Fly, be free.”

Deliver my soul to endless tranquility.


Arms of the gods, wide and receptive,

Anticipate effects from the sedatives.


My mind, body, heart and soul of debris

Forever purged in eternity.

Fly; be free.




The castle lights

Are shining bright,

The drawbridge door

Lets out a roar.


I’ve one last chance

To make the dance

And take reward

For freeing the sword.




I’ve made it home,

Safe and sound;

Free from world

And its endless rounds;


Rounds of sadness,

                              Rounds of gladness,

Rounds of blindness,

                                      And Rounds of madness

Rounds of diffusion,

                              Rounds of illusion,

Rounds of depression,

                                And mass confusion


  —the bell has rung………your song is sung—-


— light’s flash red………the silence grows deep—


—you’ve found your bed………now go to sleep.


   ………and rest well integrity’s wayward child


for soon you must return to these wretched shores

                               of the lost……………..and of the wild.


© 2001, 2012, 2016 Mark Rogers

Placid Animosity

Placid Animosity


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