A Dark Moment by Douglas Hardy

Through valleys ever dark

Sleep poor lonely folk

Wake up to frosted leaves

The season of Christmas

Minus charity and goodwill

Down the misty lane

Where devils wood bines grew

Winds of empty thoughts blow

Shadows of stars the night gone glow

Where friends have gone once walked

The eternal truth beckons their minds

That once imagined gods now all gone


The Heartbreak of Judas by Douglas Hardy

Sunset bleeds the days end,
Loveless dusty roads cry Babylon.
Cold shivers awaken the eve,
this empty godless little planet,
Dancing mirages. Reality
Nothing but a hollow beauty.
Ashes of honey scented words.
As we pant after useless affects.
Loyalty and feelings gutted.
Promises dead, echoes of infernal hell.
Any god will do
in this eternal babble.
Emotions drowned by wanton’s laughter
Spirits flash to and fro.
Empty dreams, limbo and purgatory
Hypocrisy destroys loving feelings
Clambering words after words
Life after life, citadels of boredom…
Better the desert than cold marble palaces Night stars alive with hopes and no false prophets.
An occasional glimpse of nirvana and the woman of the night
with her stars singing and dancing.
Like the shadows in the wind
the words are in the storm.…..

Belladonna Rose by Douglas Hardy

Sweet young girl holding tears in shaded glass

Deception in a cup for a bleak mass

Tears and sadness on Belladonna road.

Her hellish screams in some biblical code

Out of cruel shame she watched the red sunset

With the memories of strangers she met

One sweet smile for her child with her last breath

Those white lilies sing of a tune of death

Belladonna knew lies and what is true

With her betrayed heart and sad tears of dew.