Where Corpses Lay Unburied


Where Corpses Lay Unburied



With you, it is never elemental,

but full of sick layers of manipulation,

youthful but nasty-like selfishness,

like a rotted worm-ridden fruit undamaged

on the outside.

With you, truth is blindness to everything

but your desires. Friendships are hard and sacrificed

easily for the competition’s prize. With you,

there is no backing down, just push push and the tarry

bullshit of your unattractive smile.

With you, closeness means that you must lead,

control each gesture of omnipresent sky.

With you, death without God is majesty,

and everyone around you is only a pawn

in your many twisted, immature ploys.



Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst





First published in “StrangePOEtry” February 2017

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Allison Grayhurst /Where Corpses Lay Unburied/



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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.



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