Story Time Friday, with #poet @LilyLuchesi

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by Lily Luchesi

Wake up
You’re dead
What do you do now?
Caught between
The angel on your shoulder
And the demon at your back
Where do you run to?
Who do you have to turn to?
Are you all alone?

You lived your life for everyone else
(Your father. Your brother. Your mother.)
Will you get it back in death?
Your guardian angel can’t save you now
No, you’re too far gone
Will you miss him when he turns away,
Or will you not care even if he stays?

What does the future hold for you,
Endless nights of pain?
Limitless, endless
Darkness that goes on and on
Are you lost or right at home, my dear?
I always thought that you were the hero of this story
The winner in this deadly game

You’ve got a light that shines through
The darkness inside of you
Grasp that
Hold onto it
Before it’s ripped away
Shine your light through the darkness
Forced upon you
Let your angel in
Let your light back in

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If you’ve like to read more of Lily’s work, you can find

Aftermath, a poem, in The Struggle Anthology

Amazon | B&N (print only)


Or grab her debut novel, Stake-Out from


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About the Author:

Lily Luchesi is an aspiring, young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call “Gothic”, she doesn’t believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-lover, and will always associate vampires with love, blood and rock and roll. Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies (listed below) and her debut novel, “Stake-Out”, was published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19, 2015.

Find out more:

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

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