Sheer Valleys of My Soul
I stand upon a metal walkway
Above a pit of searing flames.
People writhe and scream below
In the agony of their shames.
The scathing darkness rises
From the cackling, saffron coal.
Though it drenches the atmosphere
Its fingers cannot touch my soul.
I step across the iron mesh
And exit through a blackened door,
Shutting in the blaze of blood-lust
And melting flesh upon the floor.

Outside I see an endless realm
Of blue-tinted, silken white.
The sun glares from the navy sky,
A flaring torch of sapphire light.
My feet sink into soothing warmth
As I glide across the frosted plane. 
My heart sighs with serenity
At this beauty blue as rain.
I glance back at the rusted furnace,
With walls of festering blight.
A painful ache stabs my heart
At the ugly, mangled sight.

Distant grating cracks pull my gaze
To a shady mountain rise,
Boulders falling from its face
Like a score of wounded flies.
I watch, entranced, as they tear
Like lightening from the sky.
Casting shadows over the building
With a shrill and whistling cry. 
Viciously the jagged stones
Crush the store of grisly rot,
Consuming every spec of the 
Black, blood-blistered spot.

My chest thrums contently as
I peer across the luminous blue,
The stretch of incandescent beauty
Even brighter than I knew. 
My lips curl up in a soft smile 
And pleasure strikes my heart astir.
The air rings with gentle harmony
For my world at last is pure. 

OneVoice   OneVoice wrote
on 2/24/2011 8:05:00 PM
It would seem the many hours spent sitting behind your desk writing, scribbling, and shredding thoughts on paper have paid off. I'm moved by your description of the transformation from the pit of hell toward heaven. Wonderfully done

JGM81192   JGM81192 wrote
on 12/7/2009 2:25:43 PM
Very creative, very emotional. Unique and incredibly well done. I enjoyed it wholeheartedly, and please write more.

TySyndicate   TySyndicate wrote
on 4/9/2009 6:50:30 PM
not bad, i gotta say, could feel the words as i read

Warriorprincess55   Warriorprincess55 wrote
on 2/20/2009 10:13:13 AM
Like you, I've never had any formal training but I know what I like. This piece is beautifully written and very, very creative. The flow is excellent and it tells a complete story. Brovo! And thank you for commenting on my poem.

khill   khill wrote
on 2/6/2009 1:12:56 PM
I generally don't enjoy reading other peoples poetry, because alot of them don't have their own unique flare. But I enjoyed yours.

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Breaking free from the flesh
A Word from the Writer
When I first wrote this I used the first title that came to mind. Should I keep it or no?