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Zywa Apr 25
Any overworld

is a palimpsest over --

a scraped underworld.
Novel "The Moor's Last Sigh" (1995, Salman Rushdie), chapters Spices from Malabar, (2-) 11 and The Moor's Last Sigh, (4-) 19

Collection "Low gear"
Zywa Aug 2023
The underworld is

close at hand: ****, poo and junk --

slimy and rotting.
Poem "Besök i närmaste undre värld" ("Visit to the nearest underworld", 1982, Lars Gustafsson)

Collection "Specialities"
Jay M Oct 2021
God of the dead
King of the underworld
And all of its shades
The Unseen,
Giver of Wealth
Keeper of the hound Cerberus

Brother, one of a grand trio
With sisters of wonder
The renowned wealthy one
Judge of the dead
Mighty ruler is he
Keeper of mortal souls
Great is he
Upholder of the balance
In the kingdom below
Mortals, how they tremble
At his sheer power
His word is his command
Strong is he, astounding among the gods

God of peace for the deceased
Upholder of funeral rites
Defender of burial rights
Due onto the dead
Regal is he
The all-receiver
Blessed is the abundance
Of wealth he bring
Mysteries of the dark
Oh great one
Whom mortals hold
Both honor and fear
Whom many indeed revere
Divinely dark

Hands upon the earth
Reaching far below
To his realm, his domain
Sacrifices to him,
Offerings to the King
Whom ride in chariot of gold
Drawn by four horses immortal
From his kingdom below
The legends that did grow
Carrier of the scepter
To guide the shades
With his power and mystery
Thousands know his name
The God Hades

- Jay M
October 5th, 2021
A poem about Hades, king of the Underworld, god of the dead. Husband of Persephone, mighty ruler is he.
Max Neumann Sep 2020
the joker hid the river's whispering
under a blanket of girls, imprint faces
in a forgotten manner, joker smiled

a joker can put on a thief's smile
iceblue talk, straight from the dead
in a time lapse, joker dealt the cards

underworld creatures were filling the bar
they bowlering, deeply engaged in themselves
in a time lapse, goons ordered whisky

hollerings of massive gold bracelets
a crow, a rack or a bible, choose
in a forgotten manner, they did business
Kyliene Robles Apr 2020
i always thought freedom looked like this
with all flowers blossoming, scattered petals
freely flowing through the ripe golden fields
all my days were bright and welcoming sights
the laughter and beauty was all we see in our eyes

the sweet blessings gifted by the sunrise
we were lucky in sunset, we never realize
there is a place where there is no sunrise
a place where they all say the darkness will rise
with many sweet temptations, with a sweet demise

i remember the moment our eyes met, i know
i suddenly knew i will begin to reap what i had sow
you came to me and asked me so wonderfully slow
you said up here is boring, its not like downlow
i fell for your devilish smile, i fell into your world
then you said to me join me in the underworld

you were so mesmerizing, dazzling and new
never set my eyes before on someone like you
you were the excitement i've been wanting, i knew
because i have been locked in a cage, that we both knew
you know i wanted to see something that was true
cause i've been hidden from all of it, unlike you

and so it didn't matter who you were to everyone else
you seem intriguing to me by just being yourself
you were able to enchant me, stole my heart in a theft
i know we have just met and i should have just left
but no one would leave someone as interesting as yourself

and so i let temptation tempt me, i let me play with the rules
i pretended to be unhappy, but i was enjoying all the jewels
i kept myself calm, i knew i had to play it cool
but i knew i was the one playing it all like a fool
cause i see it in your dark eyes, you already knew

that i would want something else, i didn't want the old days
those had already bored me enough, even if i won't say
i want an adventure, i want to feel a zest for life
i want to know excitement, i want to know about strife
perhaps you can teach me all of it, if i stay here and be a part of your life

but she won't let me, she will not let me be here and stay
cause she does not understand that i don't want to keep living that way
and so i think and i think and then i found another way
but it was dangerous and uncertain, there is a price to pay
then again in the end i ate it, i don't care about what they say

cause sometimes the darkness is greater than the light
sometimes people don't see it because of fright
but there shouldn't be fear to feel because of the unknown
in fact, its more exciting than knowing what is set in stone
cause then you'll live your life appreciating the way before its known

she screams in anguish and she screams in horror of what i have done
but i want to live my life, what is done is already done
i want to be free, i want to be able to live my life
for my sake
you think its the best path but its not what i want to take
so whatever happens in my life, the path will be mine to make

and so he finally speaks and tells me i can do what i want
i can stay with him and not have to worry about her wants
it felt like the weigh of the world came rushing out
cause sacrifices made for joy are never ought for naught
i am finally free to be myself, i can be with him in the underworld

i rip off the colors from me, i stand there and feel excitement
you stand there loving my smile, its your entertainment
you said my eyes were suited to the silk of the pigment
i like it just as much as you do, that's why we are always consistent
because you and i are both sure this is our best commitment

and so i gleam in beauty, down to the fabrics and the jewelry
people are astounded and surprised, they thought it was sorcery
but even the king of the undeworld needs a woman by his side
after all like the seas, the direction changes with the tide
we both sit side by side, we are one together nothing to hide

you should go down on your knees and bow down to me
you should be grateful to be lucky enough to have eyes to see
the majesty of both of us together in this scene
so go on and get down to bow to us, on your knees
i am the queen of the underworld, your one and only persephone
so this is my thought of what if persephone was tired of her life and wanted something else
JDom Dec 2019
All i ever did was care
But you were never there

Run, run
But you can’t hide
From the demons that chase you
Trying to move forwards
But continuously falling back

To live is to risk it all
We’re not getting out of here alive
Fear will be your downfall
We’re becoming susceptible to the mind hive

There’s no mask
To hide the stench
Of this rotting flesh

Frozen to the bone
Yet burning at the core

Upside down
Hang me from my feet
Let the blood run free
Let this life leave me

When did I lose control
Grasping tight with no grip
Falling through my finger tips
Will I ever become whole

Living this life in vain
I’ll take on every single pain
Ship me to the wasteland
For eternity I’m dammed

Tell me
Was this all apart of the master plan
Troubled times we have fallen upon
If I bare one more mistake, consider me gone
To the underworld; from earth forever banned

Don’t cry
You’re not to blame
I’m the only fault
I should have talked, instead I listened
I thought that was the truth
But now I see, the only person to blame
Is me
Shed not another tear
Continuing my walk of shame
This is meaningless
My head wrapped in pointlessness

Sick minds never to be cured
Falling trap to the sirens’ lure
Songs of the dead
Love me nevermore

A shot made in the dark pierces the heart
We were never meant to hurt, yet we choose not to heal
Sign my name in blood, I’m taking the devil’s deal
From the material world I’ll depart

Listen to the echoing cries of the souls lost
Too late to wish it was more I had fought

The silence of humanity is still louder than the screams of the dead
This place in hell I now call home
It was the closest thing I’ve found to not feeling alone

Keep your humility and thoughts of progression
For where I am now death was the only gift we wished for
Completely succumbed to corporate possession
Beautiful on the outside yet rotten to the core

Everybody will die
Everyone will suffer
You’re just a walking corpse
Slowly digging your own grave
You won’t be saved
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