for Absent Friends and Lovers
Lonesome and petulant I wander.
My clothes dirty and rent asunder.
Eyes red from tears. Hair unkempt.
A silent howl of grief unspent.
My lovers have me forsaken
One by one they were slowly taken
to the realm beyond the mortal veil,
Invisible, they cant hear me wail.
Beyond my touch or necessity
Yet my heart can’t set them free.
The love, from me they wanted
By their absence finally gotten.
My child’s protector, a Keen Colonel.
One my Wilde scallywag scoundrel.
One my father’s Chummy neighbour.
One the Barrier to shield my honour.
Clothe me in scarlet and pay your dues
You were my harlots, I was your muse.
Last survivors of an extinct race
Gathered to share our beauty and grace.
Foundling on the paths of solitude
One from the lonely road they did include.
The gift of their presence however brief
Has left me isolated in deep grief.
The crooked path to my hermitage.
Became their frequent pilgrimage.
Listening slightly out of breath,
We discussed life and love and death.
Their heart my silent song heard
They echoed me with their word.
Our discussions late and long
They wrote it down and passed it on.
I was by their words worshiped
Using Ogmius’ new transcript.
Sent through the spirit of the air
Though far they were always near.
With a peacock quill the faithful gods
Called fallen angels to do their jobs.
The secret and the ultimate power
Hid in a toad, cold and dower.
Hermetic rite with Tibetan voice
Egyptian Greeks made their choice.
Goetic beings rectified charter
As Crowley’s daughter seeks her father.
I took for granted their company.
I spent their time given wastefully.
I was content amongst the race of men
before we met. Now truly abandoned.
A life-time ago our fates decided
Strands woven together and artfully guided
In my father’s greatest tapestry
I the MoonChild of his destiny.
He sent them to me to ready the harness.
The creation is finished, so exit the artists.
Alone I must ride the back of the beast
As it rampages through life's great feast.
The monsters’ wisdom lingers on
Holy words for the thoughtless throng.
And now I see what we have done
You truly loved me one by one.
© Copyright She DMontford 6th December 2015 Gold Coast Australia
For Andrew D. ( Khidir) Chumbley, Stuart The Wilde One, Master A.B. Barrington (Numa Pompilivs Fides Macstrns) Vincent Sherman, Colonel Kenneth J.Ede SAS Australia.
You are so deeply missed. My loss is the world’s loss.