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I wrote this first in long hand in the dark

I wrote this first in long hand in the dark / to feel the words take me innocently upon the page / the distractions of the colour of life …

dark desires

ecstatic to the moment’s oblivion, / with many a play to nirvana’s infatuation, / dark these desires may be, / but an ephemeral…

18 seconds

Poison is eating every part of my body.

the apple’s dark curves

I saw Jupiter with the naked eye / been walking barefoot with the gods / found eve in the apple’s dark curves / heavenly angels have…

dark matter

here in the void / of the over the edge / words have no meaning / they are on the minus side / ‘a negative / for your thoughts / my dear’ …

The Holding Spell

In her spare time / she practices magic / but not the kind / you see on TV. / To the best of my knowledge / she can’t do card tricks,…

I am a Man (Part Two)

(Mature)

Could a smile be remembered, even after joy is go…

If people can be remembered after their lives pass on, / Could a smile be remembered, even after joy is gone?

fire

“You’re not squeamish, are you, Brigit?”

Be Afraid

The facts that the scientists are not telling you about the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland, mankind’s most d…

a frog in my throat

an unintelligible world devoid of God / curiosity killed the cat / ‘search me’ / with a gesture of despair / cut a tooth / &#…

The Horrible Coma Call’d Living

Michael blinked, and the shadows receded to the spaces between the stacks, and along the exposed spines of the books. It was cold tonight, …

one layer gone the light and dark will always be …

I know of the art deco pick a part mirror / and the get up to the cock crow thrice / Alexandre Dumas / painted with words a man into an ir…

Alone in silent regret

Wanting to feel the pinch of the syringe / More uncontrollable I become the longer I stay away

Circumnavigation

It was dark when the light came / like a memory / like a firefly / like a nerve— / like the last of the fallen angels; / like the most beau…

dark ripples

and who gonna succeed? / Power or weakness?

The Dark Side of the Groom.

The phone rings and a woman answers it - / hello? / Hi Mum. / I’m great! / How are you? / Yes. / The boys are good. / Grant has taken…

if love makes the heart a puppet: so be it, all b…

Love rises, / even when you don’t want it to. / It cannot be buried, hidden, or crushed / by any shovel, shadow, or hammer. / It cannot be …

The dead walk after dark…

Dead men feel no pain / Should I be / By loves arrow slain / Thence be set free / Oh hideous death / By the torturers leave / To kiss upon …

WINGED THOUGHTS

winged feet / to glide over unsteady ground

Once you dance with the devil you want to dance a…

(Mature)

Featured Work

Thank you to these groups…

brittle

the light in me / flickers dimly today

Sexploitation

I want you to sexploit me. / I’m throbbing. / Right now. / For you. / I’ll rest my mouth / On your North / Then your South / I …

Living Dead Girl

Come hold me here / now in the dark. / Warm this corpse / that is my living heart. / For though it beats / it cannot feel / slashed with w…

Come, Dark

Dark, Mother of Fears

Welcome – The Dark Challenge Cafe Winning E…

Where the pavement is littered with corpses at dusk, / and the jaded night sighs and gives in to my lust, / as the moon plays on silent in …

Pale as the flowers of the night (Poem)

Pale as the flowers of the night, / Silent in the dark. / Full of mystery and seduction. / When the harsh glare fades / And the world falls…

Instincts

As I walk the streets of night alone, I wonder.

umbrella

but there’s always one, isn’t there?

From Ruin

Broken, / Beaten, / Knocked to the floor / Like a defeated prizefighter. / But, / Like a Phoenix flying high above the ashes / I will rise …

Dark Moon

my heart yields its unspoken desire / as tears flow from within the sound / with harp’s pluck and violin strings

To the known ends we are (WARNING! Deep Poem)

Excited as Doom giving a toast –“To inevitable pain! / Lest the poor wake to think …

a new winter’s prayer through the darkest d…

There is a small voice coming through / the night like a far train / riding tracks / on the flipside world, / speaking of bells and whistl…

Full men empty men

I. / A whimper gives hope a violent end. / I bid you, come— / like a walnut, cracked and open— / move fast towards the teeth, / like moon…

Hollow

ribs like / bare branches / swinging in the / arctic breeze / rattling / shaking / glistening / with frost

I feel like a ghost.

I feel like a ghost.

jaw bones

Snap. / A word falls from a large bleak jaw bone and it rolls and rolls around.

Aspects

There are many sides to me.

Eastern Star

Were you a guardian angel who kept watch over the helpless mother and Child ?

Memory Lighter

the atmosphere of your will

Growing love in the darkest dark

In the dark / there is / only / You / sitting / inside a room / inside / an even darker, / room. / A ruby grows / between cracks in the mou…

A Jealous Love

When love red hot hurts so much you can’t breathe, / That’s how you survive. / When the green of jealousy consumes your soul, / That’s h…

Nightmare’s Prophet

Nightmare’s Prophet came to me in liquid, lies ,and entropy / His backwards whispers of blue skinned whores / belching blood on a che…

Avarice & Malice

Why is this bugging me so much? That guy is just a bitter old crank. Clearly, why else would he give those kids names like that? I should&#…

Fear of the Dark – Chapter One

Teeth and claws, nails and razors, fangs and beady glowing eyes.

Poem 2 of The Alchemy Series: Holding up Worlds

It is no wonder / you carry the weight of the world / on your back— / if the sky were falling, / you’d raise up your arms / to hold it, to…

Walking home alone in the dark listening to the s…

darkness plays Russian roulette / I sidestep / with a clap / over / each line / make believing / protection / orchestrating / my arms…

Why?

Comfort, and safety --- / SHATTERED ~~~~ / Wave

My sort of dark piece that is not literal. I have…

I had an epiphany. I’m not sure if I was traipsing knee deep in snow, or running my fingertips through golden wheat. I heard a baby cry. …

tabula rasa

I don’t remember you.

Monster

I once made a promise into the blackened dark of the night, / That stopped the bleeding tempest of my woeful heart, / And brought about a d…

Night Orchestra

The summer has flown. / Calling the day; it is only 8, / But it is already getting dark. / The night songs have begun… / Watching th…

PAIN’S MIGHT … Oh the tender soul of it all

You gave your fists hands to touch Death’s not alone / And you unfurled your wings here to span the whole globe / But were rained on by st…

Succulent Succubus…of Dark Blood and Fucking

(Mature)

Comfort in Demons.

I remember living that life with you. Not so long ago, the no-sleep, no-mercy, go-get-me-a-beer life. The getting ready, the party-life; t…

the dark

The alarm screeches to life, dragging my weary body from deep, precious sleep. I lie beneath warm sheets, squinting at the red digits hover…

i went to kill a spider

I went to kill a spider that hung deadly in my shed. / my hand hovered over her, but before i struck a thought entered my head. / if i kill…

Dark

No joy, no light….just… / Nothing. / Useless and incapable….I’m… / Nothing. / Losing pieces of my fucking min…

The Puppeteers Doll

(Mature)

DARK KNIGHTS

Little comfort / walking on shattered dreams / barefoot and naked.

Dark is my heart

Arrogantly your words battered my brittle body / that left me forever infected / Black ice stagnates in my veins / Numb, my eyes that won’…

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

My walls are colored black and grey / No laughter, no joy / Only sadness, tears and pain / With no wish to be seen or heard / I look out th…

Dark Angel 1

The first time she heard his voice it terrified her. There’d never been any sound before, in this dark silence that held her and ke…

The Dark And Burried

The dark is where I wait and lay. All around me is dirt and clay.

From Light To Black

The light is now fading to black – my eyelids are coming unattached

Rise Again

Shattered in my reflection / Just like that it’s over / Everything I knew and loved is gone / Faded into the chaos of my mind / Once was cl…

Midnight Quest of the Lone Spirit

From my perch, sheltered amongst the / evergreen gods overlooking the cliffs, / I hear the mountain breathe.

I Am Who I Am. ?

Then the feelings of suicide submerged, and I began to live with them. / I faced them all because, / I am who I am.

open windows in the void, lights from the rubble …

Surrounding the pillar of red ocher dust with just / the one blighted window / three-quarters / of the way / up— / where flocks of white…

Inside Sanity-written by Ashleigh

Standing on the railings above the city lights, she took what was what she thought would be her final breath on this earth, / She removed …

Mephisto dans le Métro

The train of six, sealed canisters, articulated to form a gleaming, electrified worm, dips between the tapering, concrete walls of the entr…

Raging Skin Along a Tip of Barbed Wire

a monolith of / cheekbone / incantations / of hot breath / inside the back of my mouth

one dark night

(Mature)

Mistress of the Dark

She beckons us, the good, with mystery and intrigue, / With promises of riches and treasures that will please. / “What have we done?…

Meet the devil at a crossroads

A little box contains my heart, / I bury it amongst the long dead grass, / Hurried movements, this isn’t art / I fell silly, nervous, I fee…

A Viking in my Dustbin. (33) Night visitors.

I reasoned with myself, that’s what it was, little creatures scuttling around under the floor-boards and the wind playing xylophone with th…

Dark Roads

So as I hang up that telephone and I can still hear your tear drops falling baby

The Shadow

The dark shadow creeps slowly / Across the wooden floor / Slower and slower it gets as / it heads towards the door. / Clothed in a cape fl…

Afraid Of The Dark

Power’s out / She’s left in the dark / She goes to bed / as there’s nothing left to do. / The night is silent / there’s a cold breeze in th…

Lilith ~ the shadow of my soul

The name Lilith is derived from the assyrian-Babylonian word for LILITU, meaning “Wind Spirit”. / Lilith can be found in Sumeri…

A dream of night

I squinted my eyes, trying to make out its features, but it was too dark, I could not even see the shape of its face. The eyes moved forwar…

Cinders

Cinderella sitting in the ashes / counting bones and tears

[cool wall of death]

With my ear pressed against / the cool wall of death, / a hugging calm / settles over my body. / You all stand around / looking / full of f…

Love Enhanced

I touch your lips and feel them quiver / I smell the scent that you deliver / I hear you breathe and feel you shiver / I taste the salt as …

Dark

Surrounded by darkness.

Echoes

A name echoing / In the halls / Of lost hope and / Buried fantasies

Into the bottle we shall go

five minutes of waiting for the water to ‘kick in’ you decide to ‘fuck it’ and grab the bottle of glens vodka off t…

Dark Eyed Questions

The Gift / He offered me touch / I took his hands and lips / He desired tenderness / I gave my eyes and mouth / His black pools / Careened…

Creature comfort

Tragic as an abbatoir

an ending of sorts

We spilled over into silence.

Ode to the Moon

Oh Moon, my Moon, / tripping the sky, / slash me with thy wicked tongue— / teach me, make me fly! / Oh Moon, my Moon, / with thy burn…

Welcome To The Depths

Ye place is prepared in the middle of the dead…

Speaking in Tongues

to wrap around your tender body…as i would my own mouth…with a sensual gasp as these lips part, / hovering over you.

AH… THE HOLY DARK

Ah… the holy dark is wildly, / laughingly creative

I wait…

I wait, as the morning mist hangs heavy over the dew laided dawn of day…
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