The Ephemeral Veil

Light and dark


her subconscious has called
I hearken to her plight
her denial means nothing
my son of false light


a desire, a wish is all they crave
to taste what is forbidden by your grace
I offer a plate full and now
not in paradise after they die


yet life is a flash, the blink of an eye
each tomorrow a gift—when today has gone by
desire is subjective—perspectives oft change
I’ve given her judgment to discern what she may


this game you play like chess, protect the king at all cost
pawns thrown about one small step at a time, held then lost
we play risk, where the dark is conquered at will
the only choice, is that which is free but to dwell in hell


oh twister of logic, distorter or truths
who has poisoned her well since the days of her youth
planting hypocrites for thorns to choke out her blooms
freedom of choice is my gift and love’s totem her boon


creator of heaven and earth, you say
to toil and toil the ground you laid
you took away their garden of Eden
and left them to live a life in decay



King of Kings and Lord of Lords,
I may be weak at times and I am flawed
yet, for salvation, a set of rules I should obey
stressing the fact that in ME you have no faith

Angel of darkness, you offer me pleasures
but you tread as if I have neither valour nor honour
All of life I am eager to taste – light and tenebrosity
yet I do not wish to do so without some kind of integrity

Lord of Lords, hypocrisy hidden by the mask of pity
Angel of darkness, your falsehood at least I expect
Fraught and high, salt and tide – my life, in its entirety
is mine to decide upon, my mind & heart are not without abilities

Written by NathalieAntony and Matt – March 2016

This is my first writing threesome. I got to play slut to “cheap whore” aka Antony and “semi-whore” aka Matt – those are terms of endearment by the way, just in case you’re in doubt. Do I even need to introduce my brothers from another mother and from another continent? Well, okay then. You can find Antony @ Perso~in~Poesia and Matt @ This Mortal Flesh – do go and give them some love if you haven’t already.

Guys, thank you so much for all the fun, I love that our words bounced back and forth between Canada, the US and England where this French woman resides – I find it all mind-blowing…and I’ve nothing left to say but I ❤ you guys!

Image credit:Life And Death by Luciana Lebel

46 thoughts on “The Ephemeral Veil

  1. Such love here between darkness & light. A trio in delight, such harmony with this fight of eternal battle. I find myself still torn between the two….<3 to all of you.

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  2. Excellent… I like the strength and conviction of (the) Soul…
    I might fall upon those fake false prophets, being as eloquent and poetically persuasive as they are. 😀 Bon jeudi chère Natalie… bisous, Aquileana ⭐

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  3. Gosh Nathalie, this is awesome girl, well done to all three of you but especially you because it’s not easy to write so well in a different language

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      1. You’re fluent. I was born to a French father and Egyptian mother in France 43 years ago♡ when they broke up I moved w my father, the UK, back to France, eventually Canada and the USA by myself. When you relocate yourself you lose a lot and gain a lot, it u s an emotional journey, I think your poetry is powerful in part because of your fluency in two disparate languages and because of the depth of your life living in more than one world. Perhaps that’s why I also relate to your writing so much. Either way you are a talent in any language and no assistance necessary to be that gifted, you just are.


  4. Very enthralling and well-executed! I love the coordinated effort that resulted in such an erudite tête-à-tête! Wonderful … so thank you to all three of you, and all the best to each w/peace!

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    1. Thank you, I’m very pleased you enjoyed our little effort 🙂 The image is perfect, at least I thought so…I probably pushed it on my co-writers a bit forcefully 😉


  5. This is bloody fantastic! Like the distilled essence of ‘Paradise Lost’!
    I’m blown away by the three of you, very VERY well done! I’d best find this post on Anthony & Matt’s blogs and gush some more at them! Excellent stuff! 😄

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    1. Thank you so much Adam, your gushing is totally appreciated 😉 I’ve been away from WordPress for a week, due to various reasons, so I have a lot to catch up on, I never saw that new story of yours so you’ll be my first port of call later today 🙂

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      1. You’re very welcome! 😊
        I did wonder where you were hiding haha. Cool, hopefully they’ll be some more of your stuff up before long ☺


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