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Dark Black Night

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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: 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 written...love...Joseph

  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

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 8:19:00 PM

    like the way it flows and knows, the ghoulish nether bit, quaint of tongue sort of shows, the double rhymes are just it....

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 4:49:00 PM

    splendid,spooky approach for the theme, teary... enoyed both imagery as=bd artwords!...:) all the best!...:( huggs!

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 2:46:00 PM

    love this clever and spooky write, Terry. Congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:07:00 AM

    I just showed your words to my brother, we're both in stitches, no choice we'd fall apart otherwise. Awesome poem man. Read;{)>

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 9:49:00 AM

    It's hilariously funny poem where scene of midnight is penned. Interesting, very interesting poem enjoyed. Good luck, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 9:26:00 AM

    Wow, this is really great how you took your inspiration from Poe's Raven.We can sense that well known rhythm from the beginning where you started with Once up on a midnight ghostly). It could be used in the Halloween contest because it is so clever!!! I'm a little worried that your third line is rhyming with the others if it's for the rubaiyat contest, but it is sure a great poem.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 8:49:00 AM

    terry - this is absolutely brilliant and hilarious! "the raven" is one of my all-time favorite poems and your first two lines just cracked me up. the best part of the poem is that every single verse was just as amazing! this is one of the best poems i've ever seen on this site. bravo!!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 7:35:00 AM

    Wow, This poem is the best. You are by far my favorite poet on the soup. This parody of Poe it absolutely fabulous. It is also, the first parody beside my own that I have read on the soup. You've outdone yourself. I hunger for your poems. Please don't stop. You made my day Thank you. Fondly, Jon C.