Death | Teen Ink


April 8, 2012
By sherrinford SILVER, Hong Kong, Other
sherrinford SILVER, Hong Kong, Other
8 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
People die all the time.

Death is a night-time creature.
yet silent and patient.
It keeps to itself as it shies away
from the garish light and lurks in shadow.
In the darkest corner,
the beast’s pale eyes
a pair of crescent moons at dawn.
Then when Night puts on his
black fedora hat
adorned with one pearl brooch
and a thick
velvet mantle sprinkled with
thousands of millions of polished diamonds.
He begins his walk
around the earth.
The beast, Death, leaps out.
Pale as ice bathed in
but without the smiling glitter.

It begins to search for frail
shivering souls
unable to stand the burden of life.
Every breath weighs them down as if
the sky was collapsing.
Death devours their last
Every pulse of blood pains so much as if
fire was flowing instead.
Death quaffs their
hot, sticky blood, like fresh wine.
Sweet as sin.
Dark as night.
After the feast, the beast’s howls
are carried by the
Tainted with the odor of age-old bone.

Finally, when Day awakes from her
she walks out in her night-gown.
Frilled with fluffy clouds like valentine lace,
fine and wispy and soft.
Her skin is a pale blue today,
brushed with mother-of-pearl
with the same
swirling turquoise, azure,
and the pink luring in a fragrant jasmine.
She hums to herself as
Night moans
and dejectedly slumps away.

The burning rays of light outshines
Death’s ice-white fur
and the beast darts off to
find some shelter or haven in the cool
welcoming shadows

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on May. 27 2015 at 12:42 pm
ChloeCook SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
If I exhaled parachutes, I may breathe from great heights.

This is haunting. I loved this piece.

on Apr. 22 2014 at 8:24 am
ScarlettJ. DIAMOND, West Newton, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You are only confined by the walls you build around yourself." "Follow your heart, but take your brain with you." "You were born to be real, not to be perfect."

I LOVE this. Well done! ;)