The River of Sorrows

by SiriusOryon

The ageless River of Sorrows

A place of forgotten tomorrow’s

The weep of the Weeping Hallows

Which turn the timbers into gallows

 

A haunting place

A daunting face

Of lifeless horrors

And frozen ardours

 

Sparkling flow turned rusty red

From one river of life to the river of dead

Darkness lies ahead

Until hungry mourning is fed

 

Too hurt to remember the pain

Blacked out the by embers of shame

Defenseless creatures slaughtered like game

At the behest of the heartless and vain

 

No one dares to revisit

The unburied tomb of the exquisite

Afraid to appeal the will of the illicit

Where cowardice makes one complicit

 

The trapped beloved away they wither

Bound by fear from there to hither

By takers who steal from those who are givers

This be the story of the Sorrowful River