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The Blackness

           The Blackness

From the time of the beginning 
A blackness there has been
And though he sits there grinning
He can’t be touched or seen

A taste he’ll place upon your tongue
Sweet words he’ll whisper in your ear
And even though you know it’s wrong
You’ll sink before his scent in fear

He’s everywhere and nowhere
His art is finely tuned
He’ll choose his prey with utmost care
And then the prey is doomed

In the shadows he’ll be waiting
Temptation in his hand
A picture he’ll be painting
In the minds of the damned

He’s practise in his winning ways
He binds you in his spell
And then the soul of he who plays
Is on the road to hell

His aim, an army is to gather
Of bandits, tykes and ghouls
Wild eyed and whetted lips a lather
To reign on witless fools

And a message he sends out 
Upon the slightest breeze
To those so full of doubt
That light nor dark can’t please

To the hunted, he says hide
For the hunter he has freed
Feel the hunter at your side
To fulfil his darkest need

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:02:00 AM
    Hello Richard, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:48:00 PM
    about what you said on my Star trek poem, sure wish it would be true. haha

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 9/8/2013 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You and me both Petal, would be something. You deserve greater recognition.
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Just here again to say hello!!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 9/8/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello again
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 9:27:00 PM
    nice and dark ;} thank you for reading my Alcohol ,, I myself have never been an alcoholic or drugs. maybe food, 20 pounds would do it ;}

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope that's all in one feast Debbie lol thanks for comment
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Richard, this gave me goose bumps...kinda scary but...good scary....really enjoyed....

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hiya Peeping Donna, I like good goose bumps too, thanks for dropping by
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:34:00 PM
    goodnight Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/18/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rick, is now the following evening here, Hope you had a good one
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Hi Richard, stopping in to say hi. thanks for the nice comment on my blog. :-) smiles I am.... :-) xox...PD

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/18/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello my sweet Dark Friend, was my pleasure :)
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Hey Richard! A scary well penned piece my friend... kudos! Jack

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/18/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack, appreciated comment, nice to see you
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 11:51:00 AM
    WOW! This might very well be my favorite read of the day! Well done, this is killer! Hugs. :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne, welcome back, thanks for the comment, killer eh lol, hope not for real
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Hi Richard I responded to your question.. Have a good evening Richard.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rick. I read it.
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Richard....in all the gathering gloom and doom...as I lay in my room entombed...through my black veil, this I implore..Check your dark message from me in store!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 7/15/2013 11:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just trying to speak your language, my dear! :)
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And you accuse me of being cryptic lol.
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 9:15:00 PM
    I really love this wonderful well written poem! Such great work you have penned here. Excellently done!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you April, hope all is well with you
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:04:00 PM
    wow If you only knew what's been on my mind these last few days... I do not know what I need... love it... sending soup mail....PD

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/12/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sounds like it's a good thing I don't know what's on your mind lol
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Geez, me be a-shiverin' me bitties off here, Richard. Hey, I missed reading you but I managed to go through a couple of yours tonight. Bravissima on this well-written piece. Licia :-)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just saw you in the pic parade and went to say hello and then find you beat me to it. Now Licia, you be careful with that shiverin, don't want you losing anything important lol, erm immensely important
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:35:00 PM
    you are in a dark mood these days too, I see. this one really fits the bill, my friend. It's interesting to see how different people view evil and I think this hits on some very valid points, especially what you said at the very end!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I guess everything looks dark to you through those glasses Petal lol, including my moods lol.,Thank you for your words above, yes I too am interested in seeing the different ideas on this subject and reactions, like the one above lol
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Makes me think of Revelations. This is a scarey piece because it depicts a reality many are blissfully unaware of. Well expressed Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes all is indeed well.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/9/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very true what you say here Rick, Thank you. Hope all is well with you.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 4:16:00 AM
    'Wild eyed and whetted lips a lather'...favorite line among many in this gem, Richard...A real 'devil' of a poem - Tim

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/9/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Tim, Thanks for your comment, I have my darker moments lol
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 1:08:00 AM
    I see a shimmery light. their is no way I want this darkness to feed or haunt off my needs... an impressive write. nothing can please the will.... so I say... enjoyed... I posted a new poem, late this evening. I think you missed it by a mile... :-)...love...PD

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/9/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello my sweet Dark Friend, I don't think you need to worry, I,m sure you would sense it a mile off, speaking of which, if I missed your latest poem it would be by several thousand miles, I'm in England at the moment lol.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:30:00 PM
    - Darkness secrets .... dare we meet it (?) - Richard, it is well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/9/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Welcome back Anne Lise, pleased you had a great hol. Dare we we meet it? Good question, sometimes we have no choice, except to make the right one.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:18:00 PM
    WOW! I do believe that this is a master piece. You are one of a kind. Thanks for liking my poem ( To Be Or Not To Be). I am getting better, but I still can't drive. Maybe in a couple of weeks. Many blessings..... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/9/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Lucy, Thanks for your kind comments, Your doing very well, I'm sure it will not be long be long before your back behind the wheel
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