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Author's Notes: The "Blood Red Moon" is a Quatrain write that Liam McDaid and I closely collaborated on. If you like these types of dark fantasy writes around the season of Halloween, well then we've written one here that Liam and I feel that you will gladly sink your Halloween Fangs into!! This particular work is more of a narrative write structured in a Quatrain format. The Man, who is the protagonist of this story (akin to a Greek drama) has fallen victim to the evil power and force of the Blood Red Moon. Of course this wouldn't be a good story if we left out such gems as:  "the evil army of undead beings," "large spider webs," and "the wicked jaws of a rabid beast" among other key images in this poem. There is much more to experience and see as you read more deeply the words of this macabre write. The Man in question, does have the opportunity at the end of his journey of torture and suffering under first the shadow, then the glare of the Blood Red Moon to be "kissed by spirits of the damned," which ends his life and ensures that he joins the soulless minions forever trapped in the Kingdom of Lucifer. BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM LIAM AND ME!! (Gary Bateman - October 11, 2015) (Narrative Quatrain)

Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, halloween, horror, myth, and scary.

Blood Red Moon Deep devouring passions bleed now from this solar eclipse As black blood flows from an evil army of “undead” beings Whose fangs hideously and cruelly pierce the veins of their Mesmerized and unsuspecting victims who are held at bay. In such silence burdens prowl inside deep sad heartbeats As ghastly living shadows creep eerily in and knot the Tortured guts of a twisted scared bloodless life falling Under the dark macabre gaze of the Blood Red Moon. At night uncanny black magic spells are intoned in the Old Latin scripture as large spider webs cast a gloomy Presence and envelope now all those trapped by them as The misted breath bleeding hearts howl to Heaven’s roar. Standing upon a rugged and lonely mountain crossroad There can be no release from the devilish glare of the Vaunted “Blood Red Moon” whose evil presence pervades Every breath you take and casts a demonic derisive stare. My senses are now frozen in place as a deep chill shakes My soul to the very core of its primordial existence as I React to the cutting cold of a dawning maleficent darkness Invading every corner and space of my psyche and existence. The wicked jaws of a rabid beast seek now to bite and rip All beauty from me and all thoughts I hold close and dear As I gasp now for life and painfully feel my tired heartbeat Slow as my immortal soul numbs and cries crocodile tears. I’m cursed now to walk alone forever as my spilled remains Are cut now and my ties of human existence have disappeared Putting me on the ground on all fours as I ponder my ultimate Fate in the hands of a supernatural force beyond any mercy. As the shadow of Lucifer’s Blood Red Moon passes over my Tortured face I spy a look at one demonic siren prompting me Now to follow her as my body is placed on a sacrificial alter And my life ebbs away as I’m kissed by spirits of the damned! Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid – A Collaborated Poem Copyright © All Rights Reserved – October 11, 2015 (Narrative Quatrain)

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Date: 5/19/2016 12:47:00 AM
talk about the color red and i will be there the very next moment~ This is one of your best collaborated works with Liam~adding this to my fav...:)~REd~Fiery~
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/11/2016 11:09:00 AM
Thanks Red Fiery . . . I missed your comment hear earlier!! (Sorry for my tardy response). Thanks to you on behalf of Liam and me!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/24/2015 1:25:00 PM
Congratulations on POTW Gary and Liam with this exceptional piece!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/24/2015 2:57:00 PM
Hello Connie!! Thanks for the congrats!! Looks like Liam and I got lucky again with one of these gruesome writes. I know that we both were quite pleased with how this particular poem worked out in the final draft before posting. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/24/2015 1:36:00 AM
Hello, Gary and Liam. Congrats on Poem of the Week! Sorry for the late greet and not being able to visit, still struggling with new sked. I log in to Soup with the intention to comment but my attention is always diverted... the day ends and I get to comment less and less. Hope to catch up this weekend. hugs!
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Date: 10/24/2015 3:02:00 PM
Hello Kim!! I fully understand everything -- believe me. Comment whenever you can or are able to. I run into the same problem. (I'm currently working on poetry and short stories together as my time permits for my second book.) Thanks for the congrats on POTW!! I know that Liam too will be quite pleased with your words here. Best Wishes -- and I hope you're able to catch up. (I share this similar fate constantly!!) Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/23/2015 11:07:00 AM
Congratulations on the POTW award, Gary and Liam...Very well done! My very best regards! :-) john
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Date: 10/23/2015 12:18:00 PM
Hello John! Thanks for your comment and best regards on behalf of both Liam and me. We both really liked how this write in particular worked out. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/21/2015 10:41:00 PM
Awesome write... Verlena
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Date: 10/23/2015 12:17:00 PM
Hello Verlena!! Thanks on behalf of both Liam and me. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/21/2015 6:53:00 AM
Congratulations again Gary....
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Date: 10/23/2015 12:14:00 PM
Thanks Judy on behalf of both Liam and me!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/20/2015 5:04:00 PM
Hi Gary: A macabre poem and a beautiful collaboration. Congratulations on the POTW!
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Date: 10/20/2015 6:29:00 PM
Hello Ralph, Looks like Liam and I got lucky again here. Thanks for your great comments. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/20/2015 8:41:00 AM
Hey Gary and Liam, a hearty congratulations on your poem being chosen for POTW!! A deep, dark and soulless place and state of mind being explored in this great collaboration of yours. Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:02:00 AM
Hello Neva!! It's always great to hear from you and thanks of behalf of Liam and me for your most gracious words here. Yes, this write is a very good one to chill one's bones while imbibing the words, images, and verses. BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Gary
Date: 10/20/2015 8:17:00 AM
gary dear pal always writing with you brings out a mystery smiling treat wishing you both a blessed week also thank you everyone so very deeply for the heartwarming beautiful comments wishing you all a blessed week
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Date: 5/19/2016 12:44:00 AM
I must say, both of you are immensely talented !!! A100/100 for this fantabulous( i know there is no such word..lol) write! I look forward to reading more collaborated works..!!!
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:07:00 AM
Thanks Liam Mate!! It was indeed my pleasure, as it always is, that we were able to put our heads together on this "Gem of the Macabre." The imagery work on this particular write worked out extraordinarily well. BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Gary
Date: 10/19/2015 10:06:00 PM
Hi Gary n' Liam!Congratulations to you both on POTW!A very outstanding collaboration here between the two of you my dearest friends.Excellent piece!Perfectly done!So beautifully written.Just awesome!I am so very happy for the both of you:)You both deserve it!Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light! God bless you always!:)Love n' hugs!xoxox D ^O^
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:11:00 AM
Hello Dear One "D" . . . HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU!! Thanks for your thoughts and wonderful comments here on behalf of both Liam and me. Yup, this gruesome and ghastly write worked out very well in the end. I didn't discover we made POTW on this write until earlier today as I had been away from "PS" since last Sunday. BOO!! and BEST!! Gary
Date: 10/19/2015 8:14:00 PM
Congrats on this being POTW! A worthy choice and very creative! A7 Congrats to you both..
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:15:00 AM
Thanks Robert Dear Friend!! I know that Liam will be pleased with your congrats and the "TR" too!! (I haven't forgotten you . . . been busy of late with some planned short stories for my second book.) I know you've been turning out some great poetry (as you always do)!! Continued best wishes to you and your family!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/19/2015 1:02:00 PM
Very intense. Congrats POTW.
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:17:00 AM
Thanks so much on behalf of both Liam and me!! We're very pleased that you liked our write here. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! and BEST!! Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 4:01:00 PM
Gary, you and Liam have penned a beautiful piece.Congratulations to you both for getting the poem of the week. Enjoy the honor:-)Alexis
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:19:00 AM
Hello Dear Alexis, Thanks for your wonderful note and comments. I know that Liam will be pleased too that you dropped by. This particular write exceeded our expectations!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 1:45:00 PM
Nicely penned. Well done both of you on your POTW! Best regards! :) john
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:21:00 AM
Hello John!! Thanks so much for you gracious note here on POTW. Liam and I are pleased that you liked this dark tale for sure. Cheers and Best Always, Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 10:42:00 AM
Congrats as well to Liam!
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:24:00 AM
Hello Richard!! I know that Liam will be pleased by your congrats here too as I am. (He may comment separately too.) We're both glad you liked this dark poem!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 10:41:00 AM
Way to go, congrats on a fine honor of POTW!
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:27:00 AM
Thanks again Richard!! This one in the end turned out quite well for us. Liam and I are very pleased that you and a number of our other "PS" colleagues liked this dark poem for Halloween. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! and BEST WISHES!! Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 6:58:00 AM
congratulation.. a worthy piece
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Date: 10/20/2015 11:30:00 AM
Thanks so much Annie!! Liam and I are pleased that you liked our dark theme here. Happy Halloween and Best . . . Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 6:35:00 AM
- Gary and Liam, congratulations well deserved p.o.t.w. ! - hugs // Anne-Lise (it is already fav. :)
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Date: 10/20/2015 10:55:00 AM
Hello Dear Anne-Lise!! Thanks for the FAV and congrats on behalf of both Liam and me. I hadn't been on "PS" since Sunday and had no idea of the POTW distinction until earlier today. (I spoke with Liam earlier as well.) We're both pleased that this particular poem received such positive response from our colleagues in the community. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/17/2015 3:37:00 PM
Magnificent poem, great words , , strong one indeed this is an awesome, amazing collaboration.... I salute you my friend ... :D
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Date: 10/17/2015 4:36:00 PM
Hello Dalia!! Thanks for your wonderful comments here. On behalf of Liam and myself, we appreciate your taking the time to read our joint write effort here. We were both quite happy with the final result we rendered with this particular theme. (Feel free, as you wish, to read any of my other works and those of Liam as well!!) Best Always, Gary
Date: 10/14/2015 8:45:00 PM
Hello Gary, Wow, I like that you wrote something amazing and epic with Liam. The first and best Quatrain Collaboration I ever read. A perfect 10 and favorite. Please tell Liam, this is perfect for Halloween. Awesome co write. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. Luv SKAT
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Date: 10/16/2015 8:41:00 AM
Hello SKAT!! Thanks so much here for your wonderful comments about "Blood Red Moon"!! I know that Liam will be most appreciative. (I will tell him!!) Although another co-write of ours "Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh" received POTD a short while ago, this one, we felt, was even better!! My Birthday was great!! And, I was totally overwhelmed by Linda's Blog for me. (I must send her a separate note.) I believe I commented back to everyone on the blog. I'm still humbled by everyone's kind words and thoughts!! I had no idea that I had made that great of an impact with fellow Soupers. But, I'm very proud I have. (Thanks for the Perfect 10 on our poem!!) Best Always (XOXO!!), Gary
Date: 10/13/2015 7:42:00 PM
Gary, a wonderful collaboration. The theme here is epic, I feel the curse of the moon around the imagery you and Liam share on this page. A pleasure to read. :) Stopping by with an early birthday greeting. Happy Birthday friend... I hope you pass by the blogs. You might find your birthday present. Always HUGS... LINDA
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Date: 10/14/2015 7:24:00 PM
Hello Linda!! It's always grand to hear from you!! And thanks for your read of and wonderful comments on our co-write: "Blood Red Moon!! A monstrous epic indeed. And thanks too for the birthday greetings -- that is very sweet from you indeed!! I will check out the blogs for sure!! Best Wishes Always Linda!! . . . Gary
Date: 10/13/2015 12:15:00 AM
Hi Gary n' Liam!Wow!This is a very outstanding,amazing,n' scary Halloween poem that you've painted here my dearest friends.An excellent Halloween poem! A masterpiece!So very beautifully written and so very dark,evil and creepy.Just the perfect poem for Halloween.Very bloody thrilling n' terrifying!It really gives me the chills reading it.Incredible imagery!Just awesome!Great collaboration!Well done!Your pens are truly mighty golden!A 7 + to each!A Fav!And very Happy Halloween from me to you too!BOO!:))Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light God bless you always!:)Love n' hugs!xoxox D.^O^
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/13/2015 10:48:00 AM
Hello Dear One "D" -- BOO!! BOO!! Thanks as always for your super comments and outstanding ratings (to include the FAV!!). I certainly appreciate your visit as I know that Liam does too. We're both very pleased that you liked this rather macabre Halloween write!! After all, what is Halloween for?? Cheers and Continued Best Wishes to you "D"!! Gary
Date: 10/11/2015 9:48:00 AM
The beauty of the poem is such that threw out the ugliness of fear, mein freund, Gary, Goethe of Hollowing, and dear Pal Liam, yet have to find a name for you, probably the Blake of poetic fervor! A masterpiece and to each a seven!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/11/2015 1:07:00 PM
Herr Professor!! Demetrios, Ich bedanke mich fuer beide uns hier!! "Blake of Poetic Fervor" just might work for Liam, although he might settle for "Mephisto" since we're approaching ever-closer to Halloween. Thanks too my great friend for your Top Rating of our co-written effort here!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/11/2015 8:58:00 AM
So nice to enjoy your verse this Sunday morning! Light & Love
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Date: 10/11/2015 1:03:00 PM
Hello Debbie, Thanks for your note on behalf of both Liam and me -- and sorry here for large dose of darkness and macabre on Sunday morning. Oh well -- Halloween ventures closer!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/11/2015 8:47:00 AM
also thank you everyone for the heartfelt beautiful comments wishing you all a blessed week
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Gary Bateman
Date: 4/24/2016 11:13:00 AM
Liam -- BOO!!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 4/24/2016 11:12:00 AM
Liam -- BOO!!
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