Forgotten King



Follow the wind

Over the land

Over canyons deep

Across the fields

Of wildflowers

And into the forest creep

Through the shadows

Of gnarled old oak

Passed the moonlit clearing

Step wide and far

Of the witch’s hut

Her eyes you should be fearing

Stay on the banks

Of the rushing river

It will lead you from the trees

When you emerge

At the river’s mouth

Turn your bearing east

Up and over

Rolling hills

Past a sapphire lake

Until you find

A hard dirt road

Winding like a snake

Take the left

Follow the path

Above a city ruined

Crumbling walls

Broken domes

How many are there entombed?

The path you’re on

Will wind and rise

To a high and jutting cliff

Where in a hall

Awaits a king

Forgotten and bereft

For long ago

Far out to sea

His queen was drowned and gone

Heart turned cold

Tears of ice

He set his heart to mourn

He cried his love

From empty eyes

And sat his throne in dark despair

The years ran

Like the tides that took her

His kingdom fell to disrepair

There he still is

Upon his throne

The Forgotten Kings grim fate

To sit alone

In countless tears

And for his Queen await


©Aarron Mondello


Goodbye Kiss

By Aarron Mondello


She kissed me
If indeed a kiss it was
Her lips briefly rest upon
My own

Our hearts beat in time
Just for a moment it seems
Her lips jolting sparking
In my soul

And when she laid a hand
Upon my chest, I swear
All heaven’s angels sang
To me

Then she stepped away
And I fell ashamed
At the sudden surging lust
And greed

I want her skin on mine
Softly touching her heaving breasts
As our bodies intertwined
Become one

Just bare seconds in the day
Not even a fraction of our lives
Before she pulled her lips away
From mine

From where she stood
A pace back from me
I could smell her scent
So sweet

Them she smiled sadly
At my eyes and bent
To grab her bag and turned
Away from me

And now she has gone
No more angles I hear sing
For the road has taken her far
From me


Featured image: Kingdoms Hearts-Goodbye Kiss by Kukla-Factory