Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Welcome to The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Register or login now and gain instant access to our features!

Recommended Posts



Through all my life

and all my years

I've never seen

such gnawing fears

For every hearty laugh I took

I am now

took by tears.


A throbbing pain

with every drop

each jeweled dew

filled to the top

Streaking down

my cheeks they fall

and I can't make

them stop.


There's no one there

to rescue me

and I can't pay

the bridge's fee

From down beneath

the troll, he laughs,

and dangles forth

a silver key.


The goat-limbed keeper

shakes his head

and, gnawing on

a piece of bread

Sneers the tears

upon my face

and points down

to the dead.


"Fare the toll

or cross you not

drop them there

in clay-clad pot

If coins you have

not about you

then phoo you and

your stingy lot."


I turn away

I'm left behind

I have to dash

dreams from my mind

And if they torment

me still more

I'll leave this world

and all its kind.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not much of a poetry critic, but I must say I found the imagery in this poem very effective. Sorry I can't tell you much more, but that's all I have to say (at least until I analyze the poem in more depth, which I'm probably too lazy to do).


I'd definitely read this again.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

it's very descriptive. I'm not sure exactly how the troll and the bridge fit in, but at the same time it does seem to fit. I think I like it. (not very sure, feeling too tired, sorry)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Create New...