Morrigan.

Morrigan Nightmare of the rebirth of the dead.

Morrigan

Dark and stormy full of dread

On the grey waters black of heart and dress of red.

Sullen feeling filled her soul

As the wind whipped up her dress and let fly her hair black as coal.

In the sky over head weaved her Raven broad of wing and sharp of eye

Black and shiny against a grey unholy sky.

Waters broke about her feet,

Icy cold, but to her sweet.

She is the rebirth of the dead

She is the one on which all darkness is fed.

Slowly as the thunder clashed

She turned to face me and an evil light in her eyes flashed.

Reaching out her hand to me

She gently cooed that she had come to set me free.

Relinquish all of you that is good, give in to me

Relax, release I am here to set you free.

No I screamed I will not bow to you, I am not such easy prey

Here I stand and here I shall stay

Do what ever you have come to do.

Angry now she motioned to her raven down,

He swooped at speed. So fast was he and noisy too.

His warning screech I did not heed

In he came with talons long and beak razor sharp on my face to feed.

That was how I lost my sight,

It was wrenched from me that dark grey night .

Still I was steadfast I stood my ground

Though her raven ripped at me and threw my flesh all around.

I would not give into the dead

I uttered every prayer I had ever said.

Finally in the cold light of dawn

I found myself on the shore lost and forlorn.

Pained and I could see no more.

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Dark and stormy full of dread

On the grey waters black of heart and dress of red.

Sullen feeling filled her soul

As the wind whipped up her dress and let fly her hair black as coal.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cordeliasmom2012
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:05:15

    I never heard that. It sounds like “Morgan” – now I know why I named that silly dog Morgan. She definitely was a nightmare at times.

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:23:53

    πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    Reply

  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 19:45:18

    Happy Halloween Willow. Fantastic poem. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Nov 19, 2019 @ 23:58:35

    This is excellent! Well done! You captured the heart of the warrior Queen. It is said that she shapeshifted into a crow and flew over the warriors on the battlefield. Some followed her into the otherworld and others lived to fight another day blessed by her strength and courage. ❀️❀️❀️

    Reply

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