Black Crow Shadows by Hugh Dysart

Black crow shadows, pass,

over parking lot pavement

Flying through me,

into me, out of me


Felt them stop on a heartbeat

Dirty, yellow claws lunging,

tearing prey from my chest;

escaping with ragged pieces,

of a bleeding heart


Black crow shadows, steal,

my shiny daydreams

Feeding on naive hope,

the idealism of youth

Black shadows bleed me


Bickering over the remains,

of decomposed beliefs

Black wing tips scrape,

my rib cage clean

Black crow shadows, pass,

over parking lot pavement


I keep walking


© Hugh Dysart

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Excerpt from the book Sinner’s Road

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302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

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  1. Black Crow Shadows by Hugh Dysart — Creative Talents Unleashed | The Lyrical Journal

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