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Dark poet

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Dark poet

In the footsteps of a murderer
I followed him till here,
The road so far was dusty
With a thunderstorm of fear.

He leaves a trail of blood behind
Revenge is on his heels,
Guilt but haunts sleepless dreams
A murderer that kills.

I see him far ahead of me
He holds an open knife,
That grows out of his fingered fist
To take a living life.

I see him pull it back to strike
Innocent blood to spill,
A poison fang, a venom claw
To tear the midnight still.

Then suddenly I blink my eyes
I see my moving hand,
It holds a dagger in the air
To strike at my demand.

And looking back I realize
That the murderer is me,
While writing and creating
Spilling blood in fantasy.

Dark poet writing murder
Though imagining’s not real,
It is my hand that spills the blood
My pen that makes the kill.

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:19:00 PM
    I luv the twist at the end... Great..I have really enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 9:04:00 AM
    Congratulations Rauwolfia on your win in Nikko Palmario's contest "Twist and SHOCK" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 9:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your awesome win, Rauwolfia! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 3:16:00 PM
    great ending line congrats!

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 7:31:00 AM
    Terrific poetry Rauwolfia, many congratulations on your win in Nikko's contest >> James

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:34:00 PM
    Well deserved win, Congrats .

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 1:53:00 PM
    I already commented on how much I enjoyed the twist in your poem....so just dropping by again to give a super congratulations towards this winning poem!~Chris

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 11:58:00 AM
    Congrats on yur big win in Twist and Shock contest with this exceptional write ..enjoy a big win..happy weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:20:00 AM
    Very very good. Must have been hard to choose. Great job. Congratulations on your no 2. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:15:00 AM
    Great write! Congrats on your well deserved win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:12:00 AM
    Hi Raulwolfia ^_^! I absolutely enjoyed your twist here, your last stanza was just super! This dark write of yours was oozing with imagery for me...Big congrats on your 2nd place win ^_^!! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 10:03:00 AM
    THIS WOULD HAVE MADE MY TOP 5-10) SORRY U DID NOT GET TO MAKE IT TO MY CONTEST. ON MY NEXT ONE. I WILL TELL YOU AHEAD OF TIME, IF YOU DO NOT MIND. THIS WAS WHAT I WAS LOOKING 4, AWESOME JOB,, SKAT

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 8:26:00 AM
    Very good poem, with a fantastic twist at the end. I really like the last stanza, and how it ends the poem so well. Did you write this for Irma's 'The Dark Poet' contest? Chris.