My 150 word epic poem for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Click on over to these talented writers and preview some amazing stories!
Featured Artist: JungShan
Inspiring Soundtrack: Javier Navarrete – Long, Long Time Ago – Pan’s Labyrinth
Throughout the centuries, across cultures, a superstition pervades the minds of parents who bury the lost teeth of their young. They believed, should the teeth fall into the wrong hands, their children would be cursed…
Millennia ago, in the Aegean Sea
Darkness swallowed the best part of me
Stolen away by the unforgiving tide
Lost across the divide
Through ancient magic, trinkets and bone
A new form called her spirit home
Born of a Mediterranean horseshoe bat fang
Across her back, dark wings now hang
Enabling her fingers and toes to elongate
Shaping her ears to shift and navigate
Forged from a tiger shark’s tooth, pliable bones emerge
Camouflaged skin and keen senses surge
A predator’s speed and agility thrive
Fire opals keep her heart alive
Owl feathers open her eyes to night
Enlightening her mind and heightening insight
Ancient copper coins conduct energy
Creating treasures and promoting lethargy
Her first lost tooth, the innocence of a child
Restores beauty, youthful and wild
Charged with the task of collecting their essence
Lost to my vengeance
© 2013 Samantha Redstreake Geary
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18 thoughts on “Revenant”
Lovely, dark, and eerie. Nice!
Wonderful snippet. I love the imagery.
Fascinating snippet, took me on a roller coaster ride inagoodway. Loved the descriptions, especially the fire opals keeping her heart alive.
Enjoyed it–I’m not used to poems so read it a few times to take in the full impact of the words. Gave me chills!
Oooh, I loved the line about ancient magic, trinkets, and bone…and the art is amazing, too!
I feel totally unable to say anything relevant about poetry. But something here talked to me I like the contrast between light and darkness.
Oh! Creepy! It’s always really about the vengeance, isn’t it? I especially love the 3rd stanza.
Great job! 🙂
Now that was creepy and spooky rolled into one. Left me with a shiver!
Creepy indeed, never knew about such a superstition. I’ll avoid the tooth fairy now.
That’s a little creepy, Sam, and very intense too. I always thought the tooth fairy was a little creepy anyway. This poem certainly gives my ideas credibility on that score.
So many intriguing lines with images. I like this line the best: ‘Owl feathers open her eyes to night’
Such wondrous imagery and such portrayal that is deep, dark and somewhat profound. This was something I could um sink my teeth into.
Eerie and dark. Beautiful imagery.
This is wonderful! Very nicely done. 🙂
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You put together a nice post, the picture, the poem and the music complements each other perfectly.
Lost teeth….we’ve certainly all had that happened. Interesting poem.
Intriguing take on the lost tooth idea. What does that say for the fossil record where teeth are the only things that survive? Great poem, Samantha. 🙂
Very poetic, which I lurves. Fire opals keep her heart alive is really wonderful. When’s your first book coming out? 🙂