Friday Fictioneers 7/13 – via Madison Woods

The Vulture Ruler

Guardian of knowledge

Fitful masked imposter

Master of generous insistence

Initiator of a frustrated mind

Urgently and beyond reason

Manifest the poison of doubt

Fill the inner monster’s cup

Prey on stumbling indecision

Trust the villain’s beastly vision

Praise the tortured serpent’s plight

Feed an aimless panicked ego

Claim the skeptic’s empty shadow

Haunt a withered broken heart

Blur all truth as heresy

Until belief cannot be seen

Buzzards nested on barren limbs

Swoop to feast on cold remains

Fallen soldiers bloody, maimed

Hunger for truth to explain

The final crush of a devil’s reign


This is my post for this week…. Your feedback and comments are welcome. I’m still working on it so share your ideas if you like.

(word count 95)


Every Wednesday visit Madison Wood’s site to see the picture prompt for the week’s 100-word writing challenge. Write a 100-word story or poem that’s inspired by the picture. Post the writing on your blog. On Friday post a link to your blog entry in the comments section of her Friday Fictioneers post.


About Karmic Diva

I'm a song in the key of life, a work in progress, a diamond in the rough. I write, scribble, babble and doodle endlessly. I'm here to love and learn. -Karmic Diva-

Posted on July 13, 2012, in Art, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Spiritual, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Very nice poetry, I liked how you made the many faces and roles of a vulture here.
    Here is my offering

  2. “Blur all truth as heresy

    Until belief cannot be seen”

    Really like that line.

  3. I love the line-Haunt a withered broken heart. You’ve done a very nice job with this poem.

  4. I’m trying to decide if I think some punctuation would be a good thing or not. It might make some parts clearer and more clearly connected; it might also work against the sort of formless evil you seem to be conveying. But it works and works well as is.

  5. Thought provoking and one to reread, well done.

  6. I do like this. I read it like a train getting going, the words picking up pace as I continued until it reached the final destination.

  7. More poetry! Crazy! (This image inspired a lot this week!).

    Loved “Praise the tortured serpent’s plight” and “Swoop to feast on cold remains/Fallen soldiers bloody, maimed”

    Nice work. 🙂

  8. nicely done — I read this multiple times just to savor your word choice! Strong ending

  9. Nicely consistent rhythm, and some impressive imagery. The line ‘initiator of a frustrated mind’ dragged me back several times, and I’m not sure I know where this part is coming from. Enjoyed it though.

  10. Depth and breadth in this finely formed poem. The rhythm seems to reinforce each point like a finger jabbing. Effective.

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