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Tenebris et Lux

Eclipse of the Heart

By Mary K BrackettPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Tenebris et Lux Charm by M.K. Brackett April 13, 2024

Enraptured by your smile, I lost myself, blinded, enthralled,

Concealed behind your mask, the monster hidden, your soft voice called.

Like Dr. Jekyll you lured me into your lovers’ trap with a velvet glove

Innocent whispers of support and kindness, honeyed professions of love,

Promises of fidelity, the lies of Mr. Hyde, bought by eternity in a golden band.

Serpent tongued angel; I learned too late the price of taking your hand.

Eclipsed by your dark love, I found in your shadow, hope for the light.

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Mary K Brackett

Mary Brackett is a novelist, poet, & award-winning short story author. She has authored and co-authored articles for magazines with her husband and is currently writing a series of novels with her talented daughters.

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  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Get out of that shadow! Congrats on TA.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is incredibly well written. Congrats on the TS.

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  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    I’ve only heard of the musical Jekyll and Hyde. Your poem has peaked my interest enough that I’ll check it out. Congrats on Top Story!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    This poem is a WOW! Jeckyl and Hyde, and this sentence is unique and powerful: Serpent tongued angel - loved your poem.

  • emaabout a month ago

    This is great! Good luck in the challenge!

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