Dead Souls ~ Author Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin


If dead souls had life,

I’d imagine it would be like my old existence

Tired and ragged

Depletion beyond man’s definition

A struggling ambition

Where there is waiting for the fruits to bear


I’d imagine their hearts bending to mend

Or needing a spiritual transfusion

To put fire on the cold inside

Where the burnt-out souls reside

Gasping for freedom’s air


If dead souls cared

Perhaps love’s meaning would repair

A heart that’s barely there

Reviving with instruments that are winded

Propelling passion into a deflated essence

Flaring signals back into its eyes


I’d imagine something there nudging

Restoring within rather deepened

Controlling repulsion’s outrage

Enslaved and encaged in rotted age

Where since felt of disposal


If dead souls had life

I’d imagine it being a horrid site

Terror in aura beyond the night


A switched off light

A mind standing still in bleakness

As love remains its kryptonite


© Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin

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Elle About the Author

Recreational writing began for this author at the age of 9 in journal formatting.  Her creativeness was sparked in Middle school during a notable visit to the library with her best friend. With an outdated range of selections, she instantly identified with the poets’ generations before her; she had found her outlet. While facing great personal difficulties, Elle treated poetry as a feel-good remedy to her melancholic episodes. This would become freeing to a young and timid adolescent, as she discovered her voice. Writing would become a soother and her pen, a microphone to express her challenges.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing you work with us and God bless you!

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