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  Cover Issue 2 AFTER LIFE

by Sharla Anderson


There is no bright blinding light

nor warmth of rapturous gods

waiting at the end of tunnels

no uplifting, lilting voices of invisible choirs;

sans seraphim and angels most bewitching

mortal tears cannot capture

the beauty of their being.


There is no darkness or demons lurking

inside a cauldron of fiery spheres

nor sulphuric screams over carnal pleasures

too jarring for the drum

and no appeals for brief release

from biting anguish to a distant lord.


I tell you Brother,

here we are fathered for higher purpose

honed from nightmares of the living

reshaped to be monsters among men.






Sharla Anderson lives in the paranormal state of Pennsylvania. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in several publications including Scifaikuest, Daily Flash 2011 & 2012: 365 Days of Flash Fiction and 100 Horrors Anthology.  Her website is bone-diaries.weebly.com .  Sharla's poem, After Life, appears in the April 2013 issue of HelloHorror.

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