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  THE LADY OF THE LAKE poem by Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more ©kingpoetry2007.



The Lake of Uncertainty.

I watch myself standing on the shore  

my bare feet bleeding but I feel no agony


Numbness dulls my senses

questions fall into the mud unanswered

Noticing the complete absence of motion and time

standing there naked unmasked defenseless


The Lady of the Lake appears

promises heaven and hell

casting myself down before her beauty

my lips taste the mud of corruption

she whispers sweet nothings in my ears


she convinces me I am the One

the masses need only proof

remove the sword from the stone

show them all the undeniable truth

staring at the water

A mirror stares back – the lady is gone


Standing a desolate blood-covered thing

I walk forward to my baptism

there is no sword

there is no stone

there is only the truth

i am not the messiah

i am not even a king.



Original pictures by Graeme King ©Kingpoetry2007  BACK to TOP

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