The Beast.........................................scribbles and bits #94

Colors of Dispair

 

 

 

     I crawled inside the great beast and found myself mired in a sludge of tarred bile and smoke that filled my lungs with rupturing blisters of red foaming despair that joined an affluent of rasping and gagging fear and isolation. I felt alone within the beast, though I had chosen this as my path for sacrifice. From the great skull of this ancient behemoth, I saw the bright radiance spears of striking amber heat that pierced flesh and seared the delicate pink tissue, once concealed, but now, forever open. The beast now swaggers and sways as it moves among the very corrupted, but then consumes the innocent and weak and equally digests all to shaded green carnage. Despair, terror, the humanity bleached out and replaced with the scarlet flow of those forever lost. A raging, roaring beast that is rode by many, but controlled by none. All to be consumed, over and over again, and then again…..and then forever. So forages this beast of Afghanistan.

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Comments (26)

  1. pastormike

    oof… that hits like a punch in the gut. haunting truth… incredible imagery. thank you Charlie…

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Bring them all home.

      May 30, 2014
      1. pastormike

        amen, Charlie.. amen.

        May 30, 2014
  2. vis4

    that was awesome, and visceral…

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Thank you my friend.

      May 30, 2014
  3. JayDee

    Poignant or what? Inspired stuff Charlie.

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Thank you JD.

      May 30, 2014
  4. depressedgirl

    Awesome.

    May 30, 2014
  5. depressedgirl

    Frightening.

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Makes you think as well as sad.

      May 30, 2014
      1. depressedgirl

        It really does.

        May 30, 2014
  6. SEC

    Apt characterization. but Bolero?

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      The unstoppable march.

      May 30, 2014
      1. SEC

        Ah thanks!

        May 30, 2014
  7. cameronredmon

    another great one :Smile:

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Thank you love.

      May 30, 2014
  8. Bettymom

    Woo – everyone is writing about carnage and sacrifice, etc. Goodly done, sir.

    May 30, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Guess war sucks, it’s all sad.

      May 30, 2014
      1. Bettymom

        Yeah, there’s no up side.

        May 31, 2014
      2. denismend

        Donot agree more

        June 06, 2014
  9. yayuki

    strong words, I especially like the first sentence, so loaded… I enjoyed the read

    May 31, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      It makes you madder as you write it.

      May 31, 2014
      1. yayuki

        It seemed like a spiral to the eclipse to me did you intend this or did it come with the flow?

        May 31, 2014
        1. uncle_charlie

          As a spiral both within the event that was within the person who was part of the event…..that made my head hurt!

          May 31, 2014
          1. yayuki

            hmhm but it comes out very well I like how you made it work… I understand that it must have been difficult… surrealism is challenging in itself

            June 01, 2014