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Sweet the breath which whispers death
  across her alabaster neck.
These lips grown cold at cost of preternatural life,
  where now...burn hot in moistly parted prayer against that skin so tender.
Shadow Rider in black...I am death's harbinger.
  And yet she welcomes this pale herald with naked, poignant eyes and gently falling breath.

Pulse by heated pulse she lures me into her full being.
  The warmth of her promise consumed beneath a touch as numb as the grave.
Her quintessence binds me in the volatile darkness of unholy union;
  with naught a sliver smile of hate to betray the mask of this ungentle conception.
She is helpless. The willing fool of a rouge demon.
  A necessary sacrifice upon the altar of my wanton existence.

Temptress by nature and still I wear the guilt of a reluctant innocent.
  Salvation...as intangible as an ephemeral thought in moonlight madness.
The perpetual prowl of a homeless soul finds but temporary shelter in a hunger lived.
  And I offer no excuses for my existence.
For Sin exists only in an imagined world where rules taint the freedom of my savagery...
  my carnality...my brutality of passion.
And I offer no apologies for my existence.

I am the remnants of a mortal coil now moldering in boned ice.
I am the sleeper awakened to the banishment from the Garden of Lost Eden found.
I am the orchestra darkly that ushers in the music from a stage of crimson kisses.

Forsaken, I shall find rebirth through a symphony of death.
Inspiration is the life blood of all artist's/writer's...and sadly for the past FOREVER i have been severly lacking in that department...pathetic really for a writer to be unable to even string a few words together in order to write a poem...fortunately for me...i found a fresh fount of inspiration in the awesome artwork created by a very talented artist Banished-shadow...her original work has reawakned the muse and fed me the desire i needed in order to get my creative groove on again...and for that -bows with a flourish- i thank her...i've seen many artists on this site draw images from stories or poems...amazing body of work...this is my attempt to create with words the images Banished has drawn...all props to the artist who has breathed fresh life into a drowning poet...i DO hope you look with favor upon this little piece... :D
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SaintOfAngst Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
im jazzed you enjoyed the read...
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Lycan-metal Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful and the name suits really well happy to come across this work will read this a few more time ^_^
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SaintOfAngst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
thank you so much..
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful. :heart:
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
After reading your journal, i just had to read your poem (you're quite the saleswoman, actually) and i must say, i'm not disappointed in the slightest. You have an amazing grip on language, and it really shows in this piece, as well as an excellent amount of philosophical and spiritual perception - a department that is generally lacking in and around dA -

so yeah, i'm excited. Excited to see where your endeavors bring you and more excited still to see the process by which they bring you there. Ultimately, all i can really say is: Keep. It. Up.

You are undoubtedly talented. Always let it shine through.
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SaintOfAngst Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
im so jazzed you enjoyed the poem...the stark lines of your art deserved to be represented in words as sharp and....if you will forgive the unintentional pun...BITING as the characters themselves....thanks again for the inspiration...
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Banished-shadow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Digital Artist
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Man that was just....so..amazing i cant even find the right words to explain it.
i keep reading this over and over because i find it so captivatingly brilliant!
the way its written, everything about it ....yes i still cannot find the
write words to tell you how great this is and how honored i am that
you used my work as inspiration for you writing.
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