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Jan 2021
The Beautifully Brutal

I have no pretty paintings
of flowery poetic expression
to delight the senses,
or panoramic vistas
wrought in iambic pentameter
to lighten the human heart.
I emerge from shadows
as a Phantom masked in red,
revealing the dark and despair,
of a world seen
through obsidian eyes.

James E. Roethlein copyright 2021
This poem will be included in my pending third book. My first two books β€œMusing on the Cricket Game of Life Part 1 1/2” and β€œAn Extravagant Way of Saying Nothing β€œ are currently available on Amazon.
Written by
James E Roethlein  51/M/Middletown, Pa
(51/M/Middletown, Pa)   
   Bardo and ScriptedSilence
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