The Devil's Quill

Follow the Fallen

Andrew McGowan

June 18, 2015

Let free the jailed dreams Lost behind some city street side cathedral Where coffins and vacant tombs lie waiting to be filled And angels and devils swap souls for nickels Then follow me down the straight line But know that...

The Creeper

Andrew McGowan

June 16, 2015

The fire is burning out But the smoke is black as night I can barely breath I can hardly speak All I see is a dark silhouette That vividly resembles the curves of your body All eyes are on me But my eyes are sewn shut And...

The Catcher

Andrew McGowan

June 15, 2015

For miles and miles through this city I’ve walked And now I ask you if we can simply just talk I’ve pondered with enemies and fought with friends Loosening the strings of already loose ends I’ve danced with strangers...

Barking Back

Andrew McGowan

June 15, 2015

Rupture me on this mountain top For I have seen the woods Spending sleepless nights and restless days in your forest I dare you to challenge my capacity I stand here, begging you to qualify what I have become My ability to...

When the Devils Come Out at Dusk

Andrew McGowan

June 9, 2015

Cease from daylight Watch the sun set in raging anticipation Knowing that you have seen greater heat Aching to feel such pain one more time Then stare the enemy dead in the eye Let them see the fearless fire within your pupils Soon...

The Scarecrow

Andrew McGowan

June 7, 2015

Look into these burned and blackened feathers to see That I am not a crow I am a raven Summoned here as an omen for your death I swoop and soon through the dead trees Then rest myself on this broken branch And cackle to...

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