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The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part One Of Three

The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part One The ancient stone, here Raven bled Cursed and flew away alone To follow the dark and make its night-bed Unholy accursed path, bloody the stone From the abyss, into light of the earth With Fate and anger, its darkest of hands A beast reborn - shadow of devil's worth A repugnant new plague upon this land. Woe! To the unsuspecting that are blind Wading through life, unaware of the beast A heart slayer, infester of the mind Ravenous for innocence, its great feast Invisible to most, a curse to few Relentless in darkest of wicked guile Ever seeking the cries of victims new Witty its bold actions, patience its style. For centuries it search to he then meet And with the cleverness of its black wit At his house uninvited take a seat Torment nightly, drive insane- bit by bit Blind to the ghastly creature was young Poe He that life and love had been so tragic Raven decided, put on a fine show By showcasing its best evil magic. First to wake its victim at midnight hour An ungodly screech a soft tapping sound From the walls, using its wicked powers Then whisper, to further its victim hound For years Poe pretended not to such hear He was busy, with writing his great verse No time for such nonsense, no time for fear Deny the truth of this tiresome new curse In so doing, shut out this bothersome beast Pen sweeter words of love and write, write, write Enjoy fame, his being toast of the East Phantom ignore, that newborn curse of night Yet to Raven, this was but the new game Had it not, its greatest victim now found And in glee, flew aloft screaming that name Swearing an oath to one day have Poe bound. Robert J. Lindley, started Sept 4th, 1979 Rhyme Note: Part one of three, this from the original that was never completed. Edited-- with now to write the two remaining parts to complete the dark tale.

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Date: 7/28/2021 11:38:00 PM
Marvelous, my friend - you have done the Dark Master proud with your tribute to his work!
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Date: 7/9/2021 5:03:00 PM
"Invisible to most, a curse to few" This thought is so deep and powerful. You have created a masterpiece once again, my dear friend. The darkness within is evident. Poe would be proud. Many wonderful blessings to you and yours. Hugs, Brandy
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/12/2021 4:47:00 AM
Thank you my friend. You bring great cheer with your comments on my creations. God bless.
Date: 7/5/2021 7:27:00 PM
Robert, There's the spirit of Poe turned away from the 'Night's Plutonian shore' in this poem. And reminiscent of one of my favorite short stories of his, The Tell-Tale Heart. -Richard
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/12/2021 4:43:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I see you know you Poe very well.. God bless...
Date: 7/2/2021 2:36:00 PM
"And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted—nevermore!...."
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/12/2021 4:45:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. I pray all is well with you and your education and majestic poetic endeavors. God bless
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/2/2021 2:37:00 PM
Excellent story ... I await your instalment 2....you're channelling Poe, or perhaps, was Poe back then channelling you?
Date: 7/1/2021 3:48:00 PM
The master of dark is back with this Poe like verse. Well written Robert. Tom
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/1/2021 4:23:00 PM
Thank you my friend. It was just too convenient for me to tackle finishing the poem fragment from decades ago. Certainly may be the last Poe and Raven poem that I write. God bless..