When Demons Cry

When demons cry
Cursed banshees wail,
Embittered howls
On winds impale,
Scared squirrels hide
And shut their eyes
While vultures swoop
In scarlet skies.
On fields of war
Still blazing bright,
They shed crushed tears
Of hate and spite,
And demon souls,
Once pure, now fan
Dark flames of sin
With blood of man.

Link to When Angels Cry

38 thoughts on “When Demons Cry

  1. There is a feeling I get from this that is deep, dark and very true. Very moving!

    1. It’s a counter to a poem I wrote called “When Angels Cry”. I think I’ll add the link to that poem at the bottom of this one. I may end up doing a whole bunch of crying poems. I seem to be inspired by things crying. It was quite dark but I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

      1. Now that is an interesting idea! Besides Angels and Demons…might be interesting to see who cries!

  2. What a sense of desolation and fear! Hopelessness so well portrayed! Excellent (if dark) piece>

    1. Dark but not depressing, I hope. 🙂

  3. Wow! incredible everyone says it well, dark. I can vividly imagine the scene by reading it. Great work.

    1. “Dark” sums it up pretty succinctly. Glad you liked it! 🙂

  4. Fiery and fierce. You walk the beauty way brother. I honour your path. A work if great skill and soul.

    1. That’s a beautiful compliment. Thank you very much. It’s impossible to tell with just a cat face, but I am a sister. 🙂

      1. I just assumed with such fire in your belly you’d be a brother. More power to you sister. Your words have wings.

    2. Yet. Although you are compelling too.

  5. I think i’m your number one fan. It was dark yes but not depressing. I would love the link to the other poem that inspired it

    1. Thanks for letting me know you didn’t find it depressing. Here’s the link to the other poem: When Angels Cry

  6. Wow! And “crushed tears” seem so much worse than just tears.

    1. As long as you don’t question their molecular geometry, we’re all good. 🙂

  7. It seems almost a spell weaving enchantment…could see witches and cauldrons…something like the three witches in Macbeth. You really are an epic weaver, love the fantasy quality of some of these poems and it seem rhyme just is your second nature…besides your witty remarks to your readers!

    1. Hmm, spells and witches…dark magic is outside my realm of experience, but I could throw a few amateur card tricks into the cauldron and see what happens. I’m a little wary though as the last time I tried something slightly similar in a crockpot, I ended up with a stomachache.

      1. Yes…can see your point there, one never knows with card tricks, they can be evil!

  8. On winds impale..simply lovely my dear 🙂

    1. Now if only some chocolate would impale itself in my mouth, I would be happy. 🙂

      1. Yummy 🙂

  9. Dark and beautiful ❤

  10. thepoetryprojekt August 7, 2013 — 5:27 am

    Its a lovely poem… I especially like the vivid imagery… It ends up painting a picture for you…

    1. It’s a rather dark picture, but I’m so glad you still found it lovely. 🙂

  11. Four paws up! I really love this poem. It paints a fabulous picture and I can not only see it in my mind but I can smell and taste it as well. Great job. It’s wonderful and purrfect.

    1. That’s what I call a belly flop. I like things more on the charred side if it’s going to roast. Mmm…char…

  12. This poem gave me goosebumps. Love the vivid imagery!

  13. Wow cubby. The description of demons is strong here, very strong…and it’s amazingly dark but not depressing. I could imagine everything you wrote and its wow…:-)

    1. It’s hard to avoid being dark when writing about demons, but I’m glad it wasn’t depressing. 🙂

  14. if i comment what I want to you may be facetious and I don’t want that so let me say, very nice. Just that.x

    1. I don’t mean to be facetious. 😦

      1. You know what I mean.:) Can I say more? The image you paint is scary and epic in its depiction of a nightmare scenario. It sent shivers of fear through me. Truly.x

  15. This poem is so well written I was shutting my eyes like the squirrel Your words not only painted a picture it came with a sound track that stimulates our emotions.

  16. inbetweenthemadness August 8, 2013 — 9:26 am

    Really emotive language. Loved this.

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