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Edger All Poe

Our dark founding father, of American literature, A sinister beacon of darkness, lighting the way Into the darkened abyss of mankind’s soul. Within the galleria of madness, he is the Grandmaster of the black ink, and it's Written words of terror. In thus the shadow realm, does his spirit Still roam, on the cutting edge of fear, A fine thin line, is drawn between reality, And fictions illusionary world. Life's a shunned, abandonment’s creation, The lord's misbegotten son, embraced The night's cloak, in it's power His only salvation unto history's Remembrance, is found a truth's Justice and notability's respect. Loves passionate compliant servant, Dashed against the rocks of life itself, Broken and damaged, he rose above The waves of poverty, and the under Current of tragedies broken Heart. Some may say he wrote from the after Effects that laid, at the bottom Of the bottle. Or afterfeeds drug endued comma, dulling The emotional nerves concept between Right and wrong, the social exceptionable Norm. But we care not what others wish to believe, For we honor him, those of us the dark poets, As the father whom lead the way, between Light and dark. Dearest Edger Allen Poe, the legend, the man, A spiritual dark representative, with pens quailed Ink at his command. BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 5/26/2015 6:13:00 PM
you rock
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Date: 10/20/2014 8:39:00 AM
Awesome made me have goose bumps! Keep up the good work!
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Date: 3/18/2014 8:23:00 PM
Awesome poem..... SKAT
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Date: 1/21/2014 10:25:00 PM
Yes, my favorite past poet, and writing hero... He is my ledgend. Cherl, did you know that Edgar Allan Poe. Died on October 7th... Hey! I was born October 7th.... Loving this one again... love...Linda your fan
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Date: 1/7/2014 10:50:00 PM
I'm curious to know if you've read any Edgar Allen Poe. I mean, aside from the works he's commonly known for. He's among one of the first writers I enjoyed. Having him depicted, as a person and not just the words of his well-known works, makes me smile. He was more than just a few words wasn't he?
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Date: 12/1/2013 5:51:00 AM
Excellent tribute. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
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Date: 11/30/2013 7:38:00 PM
Ah yes Poe, he's a fav of mine also & I have a few poems up about him hmmm maybe even a sestina? Light & Love
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Date: 11/30/2013 8:52:00 AM
A fantastic tribute to one of the masters. You have done him justice. Thank you for your visit and warm comments.
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Debbie Duncan
Date: 12/1/2013 4:29:00 PM
Thank you ;}
Date: 11/29/2013 7:03:00 PM
Change currant to current. I always thought the beacon of darkness was Alfred Hitchcock. Just kidding, I enjoyed your tribute to Poe.
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Date: 11/27/2013 7:41:00 PM
Love it, one of my all time favorite poets, as I think everybody like Poe, love his Annabel -lee ;}
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Date: 11/27/2013 4:59:00 PM
A wonderful tribute to my favorite poet! Who knows what other masterpieces he may have penned had he lived longer! Truly amazing work, Cheryl! A fave!...My poems "Nevermore" and "Night Owl" are tributes to him, as well...Thank you so much for the great comments on my latest poem!
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Date: 11/27/2013 1:37:00 PM
the man is a legend in his own right, an icon!.. you did justice to his persona with your beautiful, brooding work, cherl.. huggs
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Date: 11/27/2013 2:26:00 AM
Poe is my hero... Cherl, adding this to my favorite poem list... Well deserved.... LINDA
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Date: 11/26/2013 7:44:00 PM
OOO...I am so going to read this one again... First I will answer your question, the fire on the side of my name. Is to show I am a life time poet.. That is the symbol all life time poets earn... hehhe.. I will be back, to read your 2 latest, and this one again... Hugs... LINDA
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Date: 11/25/2013 5:13:00 PM
It seems you have captured his life in this poem nice read
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