Fangs and Eyes

A Poem By Julie // 12/19/2010

 

Fangs and Eyes
They stare unblinking at each other,
forever locked in an endless gaze
Golden face and silver skin
The animal and the man,
when hearts match not the shell
neither is safe,
but only one is good
For the lion’s heart is full
of deeper magic ere the dawn of time
and his eyes stop all foolish words,
yet the other’s eyes provoke the giggles
of brainless, clumsy, unguarded girls
One knows the depths of my heart,
a growing friendship since my youth;
the pale-skinned, dark-eyed stranger
lures in victims by his thoughts
 
I can hear them whispering at night
when I’m halfway across sleep’s river
“Why should I listen to you?
I’m over one hundred,
I know more than you?”
 
The strange, unearthly sound
of the Lion’s laughter
amusement at this petty boy
“I am older than you,
both in my tale
and in my world.
I made a world
and died for it—
can you say the same,
pretty boy?”
 
“I saved a girl
from a van—“
 
“Shall I tell you
of my world?
Shall I relate the whole
of its time from the first note
to the last darkness?”
 
For a moment,
there is silence.
I imagine
cold skin,
overdue for burial,
and shiver
wishing to bury my hands
in the Lion’s golden mane
 
“Do you wish
to be this monster?”
The Lion asks
 
The boy’s skin
sparkles like glitter
against his flint eyes
“I am myself.
I am this.”
 
Tears dripped to the floor
each more precious
than the earth made of diamonds
“There was another Ed once
who rejected goodness
but I paid his ransom—
I could do the same for you,
if you would accept it”
 
A quiet word hangs unspoken
What is his answer?
 
BLARRR!
I roll over and slam off my alarm
They freeze in morning’s light
two faces, the silver and the gold
The gleaming fangs and the deep eyes

Comments

Did you actually have a dream

Did you actually have a dream where those two faced off? Wow. That would have been epic. Not because I think Twilight is epic, but because I think Aslan doing this is.

Anna | Tue, 12/21/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Reply to Anna

Actually, it was inspired by two posters. I have a Voyage of the Dawn Treader poster on my desk, and my roommate has a Twilight poster on her desk. Because of the way our desks are set up, the posters face each other. 

Julie | Tue, 12/21/2010

Formerly Kestrel

Wow. Epicness out the window

Wow. Epicness out the window like epic has never seen. That really didn't make any sense, but it encapsulates my thoughts right now. Bravo, Kestrel, bravi, bravi, bravisimi

LoriAnn | Thu, 12/30/2010

ooohh!

I love voyage of the dawn treader! And it difinitly reminded me of it!

This was really good! I felt it in my heart, like most good poems do!

Great job!

Write on!

Kassady | Fri, 12/31/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

Dude.  This could be a

Dude.  This could be a story.  A combination of two fanfictions.  And normally, I hate fanfiction, and I really don't like Twilight.  But this could be good.  No pressure. ;-)

Bridget | Mon, 01/10/2011

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Good :)

Really creative and interesting...I am a fan of Twilight but also like Narnia...I just think Edward is a bit better than you make him to be in this. He's not so bad. And he doesn't like being a vampire. But that is a totally different topic, isn't it? =) 

Once again, I like it! It drew me in from the beginning and held me until the last word. I read it over several times so I could fully understand it. I just want to know...what does Edward answer back to him? LOL! It's really good...like a short story.

Madeline | Tue, 01/11/2011

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Reply to Homeschool Girl

First of all, I will disclose that I haven't actually read the books. But I find the fans (specifically the Twihards) even scarier than any sparkly undead dude. Only elves should sparkle.  With that said, I don't think Edward would say anything.

Offtopic, are you by chance the Ariel_Lisse of DioM? I'm Galadriel there

Julie | Tue, 01/11/2011

Formerly Kestrel

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