A Convenant (Hades)

by Mark   Oct 3, 2017


Hades, I implore upon thee! Cut this zealous string
So that I may again laugh and joyfully sing;
A chorus to release, redeem and unfold
A tired - haunted mortal husk, wreaking sins of old.

No soul told this secret - this burden bared
Of a fateful brawl - between two, one spared;
Left behind after falling deep, alone and still alive
Retributed from this world - for a deadly kiss upon my wife.

The moaning and my name rising from the well
Echoes still - like an incessant ringing from a hell,
With all remedies explored and duly taken
I find I too, like him - are alone and foresaken.

I cannot plead to the divine, these shakles are bound to you alone
To even glimpse upon grace - would burn just to atone,
Hades oh ruler of my destined place and doom
I offer this bargain - that I again may bloom.

Forfeit, I covet thee forfeit my past actions
Those which bind my soul into Erebus's fractions
In return shall I act; an action of your choosing
In your name be it; though vile, maiming or musing.

To reassure sincerity of this covenant I bid thee further
If unperformed - may Cerberus feast upon me and murther
Chew and release my remnants to graze thy subkingdom
Each torrid head condeming; my soul to thine kingdom.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    My goodness... The third stanza is the most tight one here. All this is beautifully emotionally

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow... Such desire to be happy... Wonderfully expressed. Great presentation here, Mark... It's very effective. Lovely tone, great rhyming too. Great work.

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Wow! Mark what a wonderful piece of writing
    Well done fella
    Michael :)

  • 2 months ago

    by S s...

    Hades oh ruler of my destined place and doom
    I offer this bargain - that I again may bloom.

    It's brilliant Mark.
    Is it nominated?

  • 2 months ago

    by Mini

    Beautiful! :)

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