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Nevermore

Kelly Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Nevermore

I write of a man named Edgar Allan Poe,
Whose dark, tortured soul could not rest,
His work is something every poet should know,
These stories are among some of the best.

"The Raven" was never more ghastly and grim,
"The Pit And The Pendulum" which tortured him,
"The Valley Of Unrest" was such a quiet place,
Where "The Sleeper" dreams in peaceful grace,
"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" were a mystery,
"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" had a gloomy history,
"The Black Cat" was dead, but suffered no pain,
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is what drove him insane,
"The Masque Of The Red Death" did conceal,
While "The Purloined Letter" did reveal,
"The Premature Burial" meant for the dead,
"Annabel Lee" was the corpse bride he wed,
"Spirits Of The Dead" found themselves alone,
"The Conqueror Worm" that fed on human bone,
"The Haunted Palace" was wandered by ghosts,
"Tamerlane" written for one he loved the most.

As the poetry flowed from his heart,
One tragic day, death came to his door,
Finally his tortured soul could depart,
He would then pick up his pen, nevermore.

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  1. Date: 3/21/2014 5:24:00 AM
    Brilliant write. Congratulations on the fine win, kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/21/2014 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr. Ram! Your kind comments meant so much to me. :)
  1. Date: 3/20/2014 2:21:00 AM
    This was great tribute and educational. I have not read all on the list, so a small pleasurable task for me. Congrats Ron

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/20/2014 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Poe is one of the greats, and he is my favorite writer! I really enjoyed writing this tribute for him and his work. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Ron. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 5:09:00 PM
    Love this Kelly, congratulations... love ~Linda

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/19/2014 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed this one, too! I really appreciate you stopping by. :)
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:45:00 AM
    - Wonderful win, Kelly ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/19/2014 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Anne Lise!
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 2:23:00 AM
    You rock, Kelly.....love Skat

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/19/2014 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, SKAT! That means a lot coming from you! :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 11:15:00 PM
    nice win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/19/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for my placement, Nathan! :)
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 5:32:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, Poe is, and always has been one of my favourite authors. This is indeed a well thought out piece. One can see that you are indeed a Lover of Poe's works. With this one you truly show your creativity. The way you have stitched this one together truly shows your skill. What can one say Kelly, you have truly excelled in this one. I enjoyed reading this one so much. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2014 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, Poe has always been my favorite writer, and it was his works that really got me interested in poetry. What I love most about Poe, is that he was not afraid to write on the darker side. And, it never mattered to him what anyone thought about it. My poem titled, "Night Owl", was inspired by "The Raven". My new poem was also inspired by one of Poe's more humorous short stories. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my work. I do appreciate it, my friend! :)
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 3:57:00 PM
    When I saw the title I though of Poe..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for the visits..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/31/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Sara. I am so glad that you enjoyed this tribute to one of my favorite poets!
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Kelly, you are such an awesome writer. I have read a lot of comments on your material and I haven't read anything I disagree with... I was a fan of yours long before PSoup...Lover ya more each day.... Jake

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Kelly, love how you honored this fine poet. Clever write! Well done and big congrats!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:28:00 PM
    very clever write honouring a great man congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:00:00 AM
    Nice tribute to a very good poet. Congrats on your win, Kelly. G.

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:43:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Kelley

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:11:00 PM
    your an amazing poet Kelly, congrats, Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Edgar Allan Poe is one of the first poets I recall learning about in school...a great writer and a great poem about him...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Hello Kelly, Like Thomas, I had to favorite this poem.. What A POE-ing poem... CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my Any Poem Goes contest. Exactly what I was looking for, SIMPLE-PLEASING & BEAUTIFUL- teasing the reader with such awesome imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""In The Stars"" OR my latest blog! " Animal Cruelty " at -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15953&PoetID=18720 **LINDA

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Fan-flipping-freaking-fantastic is all I can say! Poe has been a major influence on me and this piece blew me away. Absolutely NAILED this ode to one of the Masters. Perfect. Going into my faves :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:07:00 PM
    amazing dark post humourous tribute to a dark poet. . i never read his poems but now you got me intrigue enough to try. . . you are his fan by the way you explain so effortlessly. . . that's passion. and thank you

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:30:00 PM
    WOW...thank you for suggesting this one ... love this and what a tribute. So creative with a brilliant last line. Well done :)