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Gothic Romance

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Gothic Romance

In a state of high excitement
she prepared for the Gothic party
Dressed in jet black from head to toe
with nails and lips shining black

Arriving at the Gothic mansion
a shiver ran down her spine
evil gargoyles grinned at her
seeming ready to take flight

On entering the lights were black candles
casting gruesome shadows in every corner
standing near the edge of the dance floor
she felt intense eyes staring at her


He was dressed in dashing Byronic style
as he gave her a stately and elegant bow
catching up her hand he swirled her round
holding her so close his eyes devouring

They danced the night away together 
both were smitten by the flame of love
as dawn struck the mansion bathing it
her lover vanished in a puff of smoke

Realizing her lover to be lost
until the dark of night returns
she decides to be one with him
to walk only in the dark of night

Gladly when he returns she accepts
his kiss knowing that she leaves
light far behind as she enters
into his world of perpetual darkness

written 10/18/2013

contest Gothic or Romance

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:56:00 PM
    I love this poem, Shadow! Very dark, gothic, and romantic! Wonderful work! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you so much for the great comments!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Kelly for your nice review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Shadow, CONGRATS in Giorgio's awesome "Gothic or Romantic contest" enjoy your day.................... LOVE -- SKAT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Skat and ty hugs Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Richard and ty it was fun Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:00:00 PM
    I really like your win...LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda and ty so pleased you like it
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:27:00 PM
    congrats on your win Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 11:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Joseph very much appreciate Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Wow this was cool! my only question is why was he wearing a byronic style dress? Sorry I couldn't resist, you may wish to add an s to he. Other than that small typo this is fantastic. I could really feel the passion in this piece.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/18/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thought you meant dress as in a woman's dress, so I wanted you to place an S in front of he. Now I understand what you are saying. *lol*
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/18/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Byronic is a goth style very popular over here Richard no reason to resist a little humour helps lol soup mail Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Loved this one, refreshing verses and ideas for me :) hug, Yanny

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/18/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Yanny I am pleased it gave you ideas Ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Captivating the imagination making it run wild! Excellent story!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/18/2013 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Demetrios glad it caught your imagination Ty for reading Shadow x smile