Sins of the Father

by Bradley Peter   Aug 11, 2017

He's hoping there is hope, but he knows there is none,
Search-light for the light, but the darkness has won,
Turns his back on the deed, but the deed is done,
A father so silent has silenced the son,

The son lies limp, no pulse lies in his skin,
The father fought the darkness, and thought he could win,
Always was a fighter but lost the fight within,
His virtues weren't virtuous, and demons let him sin,

Now he's held up in his hell, he'll go to hell for sure,
Today he lost the battle, and so tonight he lost the war,
So beautiful a baby, and now a man he is no more,
A father fathered a curse, and killing is the cure


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  • 4 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Hey I think someone is so right back on track. This gave me the creeps and took some time to shake it off. The visuals are spot on so I can see the father and son right before my eyes. Your rhyming is great as ever and I feel your strength in writing dark pieces.

    • 4 years ago

      by Bradley Peter

      Thank you. Yes, I've been re-bitten by the poem bug ever since I began reading the sonnets of the magnificent William Shakespeare.

      And yes, I feel my strength is in dark, sad, painful pieces. Tis very interesting. Not sure if I should worry about that or not