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Defy The Dreadnaught Darkness.

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Defy The Dreadnaught Darkness.

Defy the dreadnaught darkness
that repels Gods' given light.
Beware the banshee blackness
dour damnation shrieks delight.
Leather wings and padded paws
phantom forms of ferine fright,
searing eyes and hunters' maws
drive intrepid hearts to flight.

From the boiling brimstone bile,
condemned corpses rise as one.
Pockmarked faces nod and smile
for the noxious night has won.

Defy the dreadnaught darkness
let the serpents' sons be bred.
Beware the banshee blackness
as the worms caress the dead.
Perverse pits where evil pours
scorched blood and liquid lead.
Demons crack forbidden doors
so our shivers might be fed.

Defy the dreadnaught darkness
where the rancid reptiles dwell.
Beware the banshee blackness
where one mis-step broaches Hell.

Copyright © Gerard Keogh Jr.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:31:00 PM
    I am trying to think what this reminds me of. some poem from Alice in Wonderland or something. Anyway, COOL you are in the finals. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Gerard. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Congrats Gerard on the first round. Hope all is well. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 3:48:00 PM
    Look look it's a bird, NO a plane! NO it's UNDERDOG! winner on to round two! Huzzah! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Congrats Gerard on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv.. good luck..luv..

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 5:40:00 AM
    I think the BIGGEST category is VERSE under verse I would put RHYME under rhyme I would put COUPLET I'd put this into couplet formate, also I feel the page layout would help take away from the sing song...the content is excellent the metaphor simile etc [I don't agree but I don't have to LOL] Hope that helps? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:03:00 AM
    owww! very Scary...Well done! Congrats on your feature...Lay

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 4:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Gerard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 5:23:00 PM
    Ohhh Scarey! I will be careful where I stop..Congrats on being featured. Well done.BG

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 4:59:00 PM
    Congrats Gerard on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful one to share with us all today with luv my friend...oh no what happened to Green Bay ..and Rogers out with season over? tomorrow night... Vikings play my boys in blue in Detroit due to very bad weather collapsing roof of stadium.. awful... luv..

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  1. Date: 10/8/2010 2:15:00 PM
    I find myself cloaked in black as I read this write of yours dear poet ! eeeeeek ! Flows quite well ! Scary; yet flows quite well ! james

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:39:00 AM
    It is a perfect rhyming write with nice alliteration, Gerard