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Dark Black Night

Once upon a midnight, ghostly, Partied many, dead ones mostly. Feasting in the graveyard, sprightly, Black fanged werewolves ate, engrossedly. In the bone yard, drab and squalid, Apparitions (staring stolid Neath the veiled moon, clouded lightly), Sought fresh bodies, lean but solid. Fiendish eyes shone, light and sparkly, Ghouls and demons danced, so darkly. Maggots munching mush unsightly, Black blood streamed like ink, quite starkly. Fetid flesh oozed, flowing freely, Through the crypt doors, cold and steely. Shadows, ashen, pranced contritely, Ebon serpents slithered eely. As it happens, all too often, Zombies dimly closed the coffin – Ra, the sun god, rising slightly Hunger pangs were soon to soften. If you ask, I’ll tell you blankly, When you’re feeling dark and dankly Come to where this happens nightly. They’ll enjoy the feast, quite frankly...

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  1. Date: 9/25/2014 7:56:00 PM
    Another beautifully-done piece here Terry. I will mark you as one of my favorite poets since some of your works venture into my passion for writing similar kinds of verse. Great Job my friend!! Cheers, Gary

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Nice win ,,,,, Happy New Year Terry ;}

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 1:08:00 PM
    This reminds me of a poem by a famous person..I can't think right offhand who it is..Seems like it is the work The Raven by Poe but not sure..I like the rhythm, rhyme, and flow to the work..Thanks for stopping by ...Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's contest Terry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 9:09:00 AM
    Terry, great job on this write--I can see the special effects in a zombie movie---is it that time of year? Congrats!

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 4:05:00 AM
    Congrats Terry! You've done a swell job with the imagery. I love it!

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 1:37:00 AM
    Well done another fantastic write Terry xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Terry :-) A wonderful congratulations in Craig's "Night-Dark-Black-Happy-Sad" contest. Nice reading and supporting all his winners. have a nice and wonderful day, *PD

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:32:00 AM
    love the honesty of it all.. congrats terry on your award!..;) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 4:48:00 AM
    congrats on your win Terry

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:47:00 AM
    A scene straight out of a horror movie!! excellent imagination and super use of vocabulary. Well done here and congrats Terry!

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:03:00 PM
    beautifully written poem friend Terry..Congratulations!! cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Well done, congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 6:26:00 PM
    A scary Halloween poem, but so well done. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 10:21:00 AM
    Eeeek, I think I started envisioning this too much, it's freaky scary! The last stanza chases off the perturbing previous ones, thank you!:) You maintain an even flow and keep one enthralled by the imagery. BOO!!:) Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:48:00 AM
    this is somewhat similar to "The Raven" by Poe...well

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 10:50:00 AM
    You are a wonderful poet, with each line i can tell you given it your all and most of all you i.. its show in your work

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Hi Terry terryifying write here wil not go out tonight, very good my friend, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Haha I love this (:

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Hiya Terry, not only did I get a great spooky rhyme, I got a lesson in poetry too...very smooth rhythmical rhyme! Enjoyed each dark ghouly line! gwendolen