A courageous heart beneath a grotesque exterior, The Hunchback with anguished heart alone in the cathedral bell-tower, despised for his ugliness, the hunchback needs the ecstasy of a woman’s love. He knows he will never father a child nor kiss sweet rosebud lips of true love. Deformed limping ugliness sublime Children flee from him in screaming terror Dogs howl at his grotesque shape As he limps in misery from place to place Trying to hide among shadows Distorted face turned towards the darkness. He swings clinging to the great bell Deaf to her thunderous peals And for a brief moment of happiness Forgets the torments of his troubled life Gross deformity that shamed his mother And his spirit soars free as a dove over Paris.
Co-authored product with Dave Liewald (Brahann)