Precious Death

Tell me something secret

Whisper into my ear

Make love to my damaged sorrow

With your self-defeating fear.

What little light you brought to life

Is forfeit now and ever

We’ll dance a twisted spider walk

To begin a new endeavor.

My rusted blade it dives and twists

Between your filthy breath

I’ll carve for you a new beginning

Some delightful precious death.

Weep now, my dearest lovely bones

Your tears I will consume

And before your light is extinguished

I’ll waltz you to your tomb.

~ Jack Wallen

© Copyright 2012 Jack Wallen. All Rights Reserved.


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About jlwallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning technical writer as well as the writer of numerous works of horror fiction (including the popular I Zombie series). Jack's primary technical focus is Linux and open source -- which he has been working with for nearly twenty years. When diving into the world of fiction, Jack swims in the darker waters or horror, post-apocalyptic, and thriller. For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the ever-incredible Clive Barker for penning in a genre with words of grace and horror. You can follow Jack on Get Jack'd, Facebook, or Twitter.

16 responses to “Precious Death”

  1. Tyr Kieran says :

    Loved it! The sweet soliloquy of a serial killer.


  2. Thomas James Brown says :

    Hello, Jack!

    There is something decidedly creepy about the pace of this poem, which reminds me strangely of a nursery rhyme. Anyway, it works really well, complementing/offsetting the macabre content. It is menacing yet gleeful.

    Love ‘We’ll dance a twisted spider walk’ . . .


  3. Nina D'Arcangela says :

    Beautiful Jack – twisted, and beautiful!


  4. Joseph Pinto says :

    You’ve made this dance of death quite a memorable one, Jack! Greatly enjoyed this!!


  5. A Window Into The Dark says :

    Oh I do love this one. Dark, yet delightful!


  6. Jack Wallen says :

    thank you all for the wonderful comments. can’t wait to begin penning my next dark poem. 😀


  7. Adriana Noir says :

    Both beautiful and disturbing in the most viciously delightful of ways! Another superb offering, Jack! Love the image of waltzing to the tomb!


  8. Daydreamer says :

    Like a love letter to the dying. Excellent poem!


  9. moondustwriter says :

    That’s quite some dance Jack
    well wended


  10. Copious Corpses says :

    Tortured poem. “We’ll dance a twisted spider walk” loved this line. Invoking…
    Thanks you.


  11. Christopher Shawbell says :

    It is worthy of a hundred reads, and therefore several comments at least. In this read I see almost an apology for what has been done. Moving, and more disturbing than it was the first time. I love this poem. Must be shared, me thinks.


  12. Christopher Shawbell says :

    Reblogged this on The Graveyard of My Mind.


  13. A Window Into The Dark says :

    You are right Christopher, it is worth a hundred reads. I was brought back to this post by your new comment and reblog and read it again – reblooging it myself. It is quite simply, one of the best poems I have read in a very long time.


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