A gargoyle

There seems to be  a mystery inside
That is as big as what is called outside
A world of endless depth, of vision too
As large as all the oceans green and blue

In these depths do monsters swim untamed
Or sacred angels  of the nameless Name?
Is what we see a product of  our needs
And what all humans have, a lonely greed?

Ethics  and our values  make me think
Be careful as you listen not to blink
The  moment when the eye is  closed is short
Yet gives a gargoyle time to make its point

Strange creations, faces  that bring fear
Decorate  cathedrals as they sneer

Menu for breakdown

photo of monumental sculpture
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Baked beans on adders ‘ tongues
Adder baked and multiplied  with loaves, no fish left.
Ten lizards doused  in olive oil and brandy [flamed]
Deep fried eels in batter with chips [optional]
Bamboo  and ducks’ legs in a nest {Duck dead}
Roast potatoes  with gingered  leaves and topside
Beans in lentils brewed with whiskey with side salad


Jellied raspberries  and creme faux gay
Transparent loaf  with sardines  teeth  filling
Nail filings on  jumbo strawberries with artifical, artificial cream [ 2 negative may not make a positive]

We’re burnt by love and loss

You smiled at me and then you disappeared
Flying skyward with no hint of fear
Stunned and left behind,I wept  with shock
Deprived by death of one last lingering look

No kiss, no word of love,no last embrace
No  colour and no pinkness in your face
I saw you fly as fast as hawks at prey
I held you in my heart ,I felt dismay

How could you leave me when I need you so
Could you not remain till I too must go?

Death is sad,mysterious,unknown
Once lovers   all complete and now alone

Silently at last we take the pain
We’re burnt by love and loss, that dual frame

I saw your soul like that of a wild bird

Someone other guided me to act
Deep inside my voice had been unlocked
I sang the psalms and then a lullaby
Not aware in thought  that you would die.
I fed you with a teaspoon the mashed fish
From a  plate as good as one might wish
Like a little child you tried your best
You winked at me and gazed  like one who’s blessed
You sat up with  a  brighter  face at last
Then lay back and  God knows all the rest
Oh, don’t go yet ,my darling,I am here
The floor of heaven came down  among my tears
Made of sumptuous satin  golden,dear.
For a little moment it hung low
Then it rose and  took you in its glow
I saw your soul like that of a wild bird
Taken by the Power  who  spoke the  Word
A sheet of tears fell down from my closed eyes
It’s hard ,so hard when those you love  must die