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Staring into the Dark

Staring into the Dark

I am beginning
to envy the dead their
capacity for sleep.

–Tom Riley

Reactions Vary

Reactions Vary

When a ghost first discovers he’s dead,
he may possibly know nameless dread
or be just a bit sad.
But more likely he’s glad
that his relatives, frightened, have fled.

–Tom Riley

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue

I am almost, I feel, on the slab—
Or dissected in Frankenstein’s lab.
All the life is drained out
Of my being. No doubt:
I am truly that tired of your gab.

–Tom Riley

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Pallida Mors

Pallida Mors

 

(in memoriam Rush Limbaugh)

 

Rush Limbaugh’s dead – and how they’re celebrating,
The pederasts and parasites online!
Rest in piss” is the phrase that’s circulating.
Some halfwit with a tapeworm for a spine
Came up with that – and others found it fine.
The thought crimes Rush committed were that vicious.
He spoiled the Ministry of Truth’s design
By telling truths that stunned the meretricious.
News of his death to many is delicious.
They savor it like condom flavoring.
Their curses are absurdly superstitious—
But will not cease. O Death, where is thy sting?
Are leftist assholes partying? Why, yes—
But that, Rush, is the proof of your success.

 

–Tom Riley

 

Raise a Spirit

Raise a Spirit

 

Boldly, I raised a spirit from the dead.
He made the same old boring conversation
He had in life. Though warned, I went ahead
Boldly: I raised a spirit from the dead,
One I had known. Did I recoil in dread?
Not at all – but my yawns knew no cessation.
Boldly I raised a spirit from the dead.
He made the same old boring conversation.

 

–Tom Riley

 

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Smooth Talker

Smooth Talker

 

The vampire savior slyly preaches
That death is immortality.
How many hearts his message reaches!
The vampire savior slyly preaches
A satin gospel, free of screeches.
Are we convinced? We seem to be.
The vampire savior slyly preaches
That death is immortality.

 

–Tom Riley

Sobering Thought

Sobering Thought

 

“Incorruptible bodies like mine
Obey rules that vague legends define—
But I’m still an immortal!”
Vampire said with a chortle.
“The sad part is: I cannot drink wine.”

 

–Tom Riley

 

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Philosophy of Decomposition

The Philosophy of Decomposition

 

Yes, Poe died – and decayed. It is wise
To recall that most everyone dies
And decays, nose to toes.
But Poe’s critical foes?
They were rotting while still writing lies.

 

–Tom Riley

 

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(Rufus Griswold)

Preferred Target

Preferred Target

 

Justice Ginsburg succumbed. She is dead.
And I would have told Death, “Go ahead,”
Had he needed me to.
But I wish, it is true,
That Death could have struck Roberts instead.

 

–Tom Riley

 

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Eighty-Something

Eighty-Something

 

Ruthie died. In their eighties, folks do.
Those evading this standard are few.
By mortality clocked,
She is gone. Are you shocked?
Then at last you should go get a clue.

 

–Tom Riley