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Premium Member Echoes Of A Shady Past Part Two
n icy chill descends on 13 Beaver Veil Cottage as sisters Ester and Ellie walk gingerly up the steps on this wet and windy night.
This once charming pied-a-terre was now in a final phase denouement.

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Categories: character, dark, death, emotions, gothic, imagery, imagination,
Form: Prose

Fortunes Re Told
FORTUNES READ the sign displayed
The store had not been here yesterday
shades of candles, books and bell
Drapes were hung from side to side
The windows all were dark
Where was this place a day ago?

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Categories: gothic, surreal,
Form: Epic
Premium Member The Bone Idol
[First posted in 3 parts. Intended novel: time never allowed]

This,  Sir, is the prologue from before our tale begins
About the day our father did succumb to mortal sins
And left behind a man who would...

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Categories: gothic, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Sarah’s Origin
My eyes stare straight,
fixated on something in the distance, 
humming a song that would send chills,
if you ever got the chance to listen.

A padded cell and a straitjacket,
the doctor giving one of his ‘visits,’
his moans...

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Categories: dark, death, gothic,
Form: Epic
Halloween Poems Ii
Completing the Pattern
by Michael R. Burch

Walk with me now, among the transfixed dead
who kept life’s compact and who thus endure
harsh sentence here?among pink-petaled beds
and manicured green lawns. The sky’s azure,
pale blue once like their eyes,...

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Categories: dark, gothic, halloween, horror, magic, scary, surreal,
Form: Rhyme

Pale Though Her Eyes: Vampire Poem
Vampire Poetry

Pale Though Her Eyes
by Michael R. Burch
Pale though her eyes,
her lips are scarlet
from drinking of blood,
this child, this harlot
born of the night
and her heart, of darkness,
evil incarnate
to dance so reckless,
dreaming of...

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Categories: dark, death, desire, evil, gothic, grave, horror,
Form: Verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 37
I heard two distinct voices in the night,
Conversing amongst themselves most eagerly
They whispered like children in excitement
Their sardonic mouths sung many savvy tunes
It was Death I could perceive, defending me,
And he, a strange, distant friend

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Categories: change, death, gothic, grave, literature, romance, war,
Form: Epic
Vampires Are Such Fragile Creatures
by Michael R. Burch

Vampires are such fragile creatures;
we fear the dark, but the light destroys them...
sunlight, or a stake, or a cross—such common things.
Still, late at night, when the bat-like vampire sings,
we heed his voice.


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Categories: dark, death, gothic, halloween, horror, lust, night,
Form: Verse
Over and Over Agin
sometimes i talk to myself, 
my mind is racing,
i dont know what to do...
so hard to explain.
depression isn't a stage
or a faze some kids go through
it shatters you...
i saw it all. 
she cried silent in...

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Categories: gothic, childhood, dark, daughter, death, depression, forgiveness, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 6
Upon this date he spoke no more of the preceding moments, 
Tearing and hurling insult upon insult
In several directions, his tongue whipped and scorched me,
And he waited relentlessly to see the spark in my eyes...

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Categories: adventure, character, gothic, heart, love, philosophy, power,
Form: Free verse
Hubert Might Go Upstairs But Not To Rome
Tea in the afternoon with his wife of many years is usually peaceful, Hubert thinks before he makes his announcement. Then he says it. 

"I'm going upstairs," Hubert tells Ruth as he hoists himself out...

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Categories: gothic, marriage,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Unquotable Quotes: Janitor, Gardienne, Portero, Sereno, Hausgast -Xxxi Part One
Unquotable quotes: The Janitor, Gardienne, Landlady, Housekeeper, Portero, the Sereno and the Hausgast – XXXI  Part One

Be they so named or not in these here parts, visions of shrieking furies with Gorgon heads and...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: gothic, care, city, horror, rights, urban,
Form: Quatrain
A Poet of a Thousand Words
A poet of a thousand words
The pen garnished by the flame
Like a sea no desire knows
And love becomes the same
As poet to my love for thee
I confess between the lace
Of time and every sorrow made

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Categories: gothic, love,
Form: Free verse
The Night Before Christmas By Edgar Allan Poe
On the night before Christmas, alone in my house, 
Sorrow gnawed at my soul, like a ravenous mouse.
Entombed in my blankets, I struggled to sleep,
Ready to snap if I counted more sheep.

I rose at the...

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Categories: gothic, christmas,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Raven and The Bard
The Raven and the Bard
-Daniel Henry Rodgers

The Raven's quill drips shades of blackest night,
Its haunting words, a melody of fright.
The Bard's natural lines, like "Evangeline's" fair hair,
Shed history's warm light to chase away all care...

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Categories: gothic, philosophy, poets, psychological,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Friday May 13th 2022
Friday May 13th, 2022

An excerpt taken from a lengthy tome,
written courtesy a favorite poet of mine.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia  struck within a blink,
I swear yours truly never took a drink,
nevertheless he witnessed
and falsely accused of being a...

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Categories: atheist, dark, destiny, gothic, history, husband, may,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Upon Waking

“Upon Waking”

Slumber has its upsides 
while the outside runs around
like a split fowlyard, 
pecking at each other 
and at the ground…


like dull background noise
through the fog of dream 
the sound of the gamble...

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Categories: gothic, muse, poets,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The White Lady of Skipsea
"The White Lady of Skipsea"

Last night I dreamt 
I dreamed of you
a kind of dream 
within a dream

my soul escaped, 
this firmament,
my immaculate heart
held hands, my fingers 
did entwine with 
handsome Morpheus

Crystal radiate
twin gossamer...

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Categories: dark, fantasy, gothic, history, horror, mystery, romance,
Form: Free verse
Three Newest Pieces By Mario Vitale
Dark Gothic Heart, A Valiant Knight & The inner harmony tuned to its hidden beasts menagerie 

Dark Gothic Heart

I look to the sea
viral implications take me to the surf
along the rocky ledge leads to an...

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Categories: gothic, anxiety, art,
Form: Prose Poetry
Halloween Poems Iii
No One
by Michael R. Burch

No One hears the bells tonight;
they tell him something isn’t right.
But No One is not one to rush;
he lies in grasses greenly lush
as far away a startled thrush
flees from horned owls...

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Categories: angel, dark, eve, evil, fear, gothic, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ledger of Love: PART II
Ledger of Love

In the shadows of the Victorian night,
Where candles flicker with amorous light,
A forbidden love fiercely burns,
In a pounding heart, passion yearns.

Amidst the lace and satin array,
Where masks conceal bygone dismay,
A dance of desire,...

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Categories: gothic, break up, emotions, heartbroken, life, longing, lost
Form: Narrative
Laughing Pines, Part Two
Will you, won’t you join the dance,
We like to dance here every night,
Moving slowly at the speed of light.
Won’t you give yourself half a chance,
Even two left feet are alright.

The Bipolar Coaster is an excellent...

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Categories: gothic, adventure, allusion, analogy, imagery, imagination, metaphor, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Bloodstone, the Raven and Master Poe Part Three of Three
The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe,
Part Three of Three

There came hammer knocking on the back door
As Poe was acting out pitiful moans
Raven thought, could this be from Hell's dark shore
Another beast hearing anguishing groans

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Categories: art, dark, deep, gothic, horror, imagination, raven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who, What, Where Oh Shut Up Self
I went out on Friday
In entirely in the wrong frame of mind but everything was fine, although I've analysed myself in hindsight to within an inch of my life.

Had a lift that arrived early so...

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Categories: gothic, anxiety,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Gnarled Shadows
Through shadowed trails beneath the moon’s cold stare.
     Its Amber gaze: a burden hard to bear.
This feathered prize found peace in my gut
     No slumber dreamt; no...

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Categories: conflict, dark, emotions, gothic, horror, pain, psychological,
Form: Narrative

Book: Shattered Sighs