A bird glides gracefully whilst the discolored leaves are aflutter
In the wind that rocks the cold rotted wood of the window's shutter;
All while the obstructive trees cause the wind’s speech to stutter.
Yet she still howls with an intense pressure on me chest; I can barely utter
My feelings toward this heavy air of eeriness about me—
Nearly as heavy as the insignificance in the noose of the tree—
A decomposed mutilation of all that is good, hung for all to see—
A shriveled neck and half-dissolved eyes that still long to be free—
The blood long lost, the body now pale—why does it stress?
Why is life in its eyes, why does it shrug off Death’s caress?
And as the sun is fully blotted by the black clouds, unfatigued,
A hot stench like the enhancement of rotten fruit—yet I am intrigued—
Descends upon me with the force of a vise equipped with knives—
‘Tis the horror of what only the spirits of the dead can contrive.
And visions—horrible visions!—overwhelm me and present terrors:—!
Rain steadily falls and patters incessantly upon an accursed Earth;
Surrounding the hanging man are graves—and so begins the second birth:—!
The tombstones crack and crumble into hundreds of jagged stones;
An earthquake manifests quickly, and violently rattled my bones
And remorselessly disembowels the Earth of the trees’ roots;
Suddenly far more prominent is the awful stench of the fruits;
An unsettling revelation is brought to my undivided attention:
The tombstones’ collapse and the earthquake are not in relation,
But the earthquake is a result of monsters unleashing their power.
And the tombstones—but what of the tombstones’ fall?
Startled, I see that replacing the hanging man is a voodoo doll,
Dancing with its tiny limbs and smiling nonstop, locking its black eyes
On my horrified self; I cringe and tremble in this demonic guise.
A screeching note erupts from its unmoving mouth; it hovers in the air
While I am frightfully dehumanized by the doll’s inexorable stare.
While the screech lingers, the wet soil of the graves shifts quietly,
The noise of splitting, wet dirt drowned out by the screech of cruelty.
As it becomes clear the voodoo doll’s dance is one of conjuring,
’Tis revealed to me that the tombstones fell because of remembering:
The dead do not believe they should be remembered, reflected upon...
The second birth’s process is agonizingly long as I become wan.
But before I nearly faint—and leave the visions—I receive an unwanted help:
The doll’s gesticulations are directed toward me; even so, she raises Hell.
My mind is frightfully clear to see all before me, and the dizziness has left.
Oh, why these visions? Why with this horrible curse I am blessed?
I am met with the most terrifying sight of all; my heart quickens.
As the rain falls harder and begins to puddle, my blood thickens
And very nearly ceases to flow as I watch the dead come to life.
Gnarled fingers, some broken and some missing, ignore Death’s inflicted strife.
Fingers—disjointed, protruding in random directions, treelike;
Grime under the fingernails—fingernails, chipped or long spikes;
Hardly any flesh on the old, ***** bones; muscles dripping off.
Bodies, mutilated by natural decomposition, burst with raging coughs
From the eviscerated Earth, black with age, red with dried blood.
The dead, limping and holding what organs they still have, slip in the mud,
Fall, fill their empty ribcages with it, and scream as limbs are torn away;
Scream, as they are free from the grave, the path that led them astray.
Oh, the feelings of dread that are eroding my scarred mind!
What awful horrors have I stumbled upon, what did I find?
One undead woman is staring at me with unfortunately soulless eyes;
A few long hairs messily fall from her shriveled head, infested with flies,
And her eyes—oh, her eyes!—are as small as raisins, wrinkly and white;
They hover in her sockets, the skull only half-covered—pure fright!—
With dead skin. Why is her toothless skull grinning mischievously?
Is she enjoying my terror that leaves my trembling grievously?
Abruptly, the still, deformed grotesquerie releases a sickening gurgle
And violently shakes, as if under some overwhelming mental struggle.
Her jaw falls open, unattended from the necessary muscles’ absence,
And screaming laughter flows out of her agape mouth; malevolence
Seeps from it in the form of pitchy black smoke and tightens the air.
And all the while is still her unfailing, gut-wrenching stare!
Her chest, dilapidated from the Earth's engulfment of her, explodes—
A black skeletal hand, emerging from the body that was its abode—
A demon, a black skeleton, blood gushing from its mouth, fire in its eyes—
And tattered wings spread as the screamer takes to the hellish skies.
It hovers around the dancing voodoo doll, circling her,
Worshipping the smiling thing that was sewn with maleficence and fear.
“But what are these things?” I ask as the undead congregate.
“Is this how horrible life will be beyond Hell’s gates?”
But it is made revealed to me that the people are eternal
Inhabitants of Hell—Hell inside me; the spiritual realm is internal.
“Why do they gather around the doll and bow in submission?”
But, to my dismay, there is no answer to this deathly war of attrition.
“Vultures!” I hear, a thunderous, wicked voice from up above.
“You do not know what you are to believe, or what to love!”
The dead dance in slow, uncoordinated movements, circling
The doll. Even the shadows ominously flicker, no longer lurking.
The black demon floats and gestures to the moaning dead,
Beckoning them to rise from their permanent deathbeds
To chant and flail their measly arms in worship of the voodoo.
What have I done to be cast into this dangerous world askew?
“You are a vulture, searching helplessly for something to feast
“When the desperate hunger is turning you into the demons’ beast.
“And when the food is gone, you search for your next dying idol.
“For you, the inevitable conquest for falsities will never be final.”
The room of a once peaceful dwelling is a victim of an apocalypse:—
‘Tis as if it has mutated into the imagery of a drug’s dangerous trip:—
The walls are bent in, threatening to collapse under the pressure;
Books are shredded, shelves are upturned, and obliterated is the dresser;
Blood drips from numerous cracks in the ceiling and paints the walls.
‘Tis many moments of being awestruck before I realize the mirror calls.
Vision is blurry, a hollow ringing sings, and my surroundings fade.
My legs of jelly drag my heavy body into the dark hall’s shade.
I yell at the sight in the cracked mirror, but my voice is painfully missing.
It appears as if my entire face is losing its grip and is slowly slipping.
Gravity’s grappling hooks have taken a strong hold and are pulling.
The entirety of my eyes is almost visible from the disturbing lack of coverage.
My jaw refuses to rise back up, as if the muscles have lost their leverage.
It adds to the terror—how unsightly I am! How revolting!
I am no longer human but an otherworldly, disgusting being!
A scream that is not my own bursts from my agape mouth and shatters the mirror.
It deafens my ears like a knife; I feel the fiery tearing of my vocal cords.
“Vulture,” I vaguely hear but clearly curl my dry, thin lips to.
“Go, find your food, find your idol, bathe in what you think is true.”
Violently, desperately, crashing into walls with wild, uncontrollable limbs,
I purposelessly search for the spirit that will welcome my immovable sins.
Yes, it's gory and has some disturbing elements in it, but I use these to instill certain emotions into the readers. On other forums, I'm known for how frankly I put my words, so if you enjoyed this, expect me to post more without being afraid to say anything.