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Far Dorocha


The dark man rides throughout the land,
true servant of his Queen;
and follows he, her stern command,
to fetch the sweetest seen.

He never speaks, this silent man.
His gaze is straight ahead.
But mortals understand his plan,
and let themselves be led.

The dark man he will play his part.
He’ll whisk them clean away.
Tho’ if the Queen feels kind of heart,
they’re home again next day. 

But woe betide the ones who speak
of such a fairy game.
The dark man once again will seek
to blind, strike dumb or maim.

Then as the hallowed e’en draws nigh,
let mortals all beware:
When witches ride the midnight sky,
the dark man will be there.



October 12th 2011
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  1. Date: 10/29/2011 3:03:00 PM
    Well done and Congratulations. Tony

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 9:07:00 AM
    ooh, spooky, love it , congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 4:06:00 PM
    A wonderful win and story Margaret. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Margaret-A grim yet daunting tale. So wonderful to win in this very difficult contest. I can tell you put a lot of time into this write. Hats off to you, girl. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Congrats Margaret on a big win luv..

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 9:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Margaret on your worthy 2nt place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 5:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Creepy Irish Creatures" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 11:09:00 PM
    Margaret, I am very happy to share second place in Deb's contest with your version of the "Dark Man". You have a nice touch here.

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:27:00 PM
    Just a lovely read. Your use of e'en and tho' added real Irish flavour! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 2:59:00 AM
    This is sure to be in the winner's circle up close to the top. I envy your talent. Charles

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 11:56:00 PM
    Please check your soup mail.

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 12:41:00 PM
    well HELLO and look at you..GREAT meter! Line 3 I'd stick a comma between [he, her stern command] and you will not be penalized for thisbut might I suggest only capitalizing the beginning of a sentece and not the first word of every line?AHA! and I am also going to BRG you for periods...pretty please with summer!! I loved the old timie feel to the end and if there was a way to esily bring it into the beginning of the verse you'd have a A+..without these adjustmeants you have an A- Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 8:11:00 AM
    You did a good job on this one too. Love and light, Vienna.

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 1:01:00 AM
    wow. I read about what you said in the extra information and I sure never heard of this before. Is it for the contest of Debs? VEry good entry for it if so!!