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Jeb
Jeb
Druidic

It was a late morning in October when the hired man found Jeb swaying from the high oak rafters, twisting in that old ruin of a barn (sun pouring through a small gap in the weathered roof falling on the dangling body, all else shadow, almost as if a spotlight had been put on... Read more
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Dedication
Dedication
Druidic

...and in the end, he resolved the Darkness would not seek him out. No. He would seek out the Darkness instead. Death was always a rigorous mental rehearsal, followed by a virtuoso performance. His victims were nonspecific, his crimes unnumbered, his abominations... Read more
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0 353 09-23-2017 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Some Nights Are Darker
Some Nights Are Darker
Druidic

Leaves skitter and swirl across a road, Rippling waves on a highway. The auburn death Is upon us again. Fields now silent, quiet w/ exhaustion Where rotting pumpkins and full moons Grin madly on animals Scavenging Before Dark Winter's onslaught.
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0 381 09-20-2017 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Circles
Circles
Druidic

There was smack in her veins, Meth, too. Coke? You bet. Enough to kill a goddamn horse. And why not? It's common knowledge The things that get you through May kill you in the end. We gave her a decent burial; Back there in the wooded hills,
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2 617 08-23-2017 by Druidic Go to last post
 
There Were Two (For Tacitus)
There Were Two (For Tacitus)
Druidic

To Tacitus Your great noble head Now tilted by stroke and age, Your once sleek tuxedo Now a duller black Without the gloss Of youth and health, Your movements slow,
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4 1,344 02-04-2017 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Dark Hollow Blues
Dark Hollow Blues
NoFriend

Dark Hollow Blues Goin' down the road to Dark Hollow Down that lonesome road to Dark Hollow If I don't return no more Don't you follow. It's down the road to Dark Hollow Far down the road to Dark Hollow Where stars burn red, moons burn yellow
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2 1,238 02-01-2017 by Nemonymous Go to last post
 
The New Guy
The New Guy
Druidic

(In early December a small article in an obscure newspaper in a little known town in one of our largest states ran the following: A new and more relevant Santa has replaced the old Gentleman who has permanently retired to a condo in Southern Florida. This new Santa, in a brief press... Read more
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1 1,043 12-21-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
All Hallows
All Hallows
Druidic

(Dedicated to Hell-Ghost, a gifted poet and dear friend) Worms of Autumn, burnt orange moon, Winter's threshold. On this night of nights old faces may return unaltered by time
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4 1,293 10-30-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Evil
Evil
Evil, by Arthur Rimbaud

A bad translation of Rimbaud's "Le Mal" .
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0 719 10-26-2016 by Raul Urraca Go to last post
 
Ashes
Ashes

Ashes. What monstrous House this without windows/doors? What stony table offers cold & wormy fare? What moans of revelers rise softly from below?
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0 624 10-22-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
The Wisdom of Silenus
The Wisdom of Silenus

(This is a free verse poem based on familiar subject matter; it's also part of a short story.) When I was young I met an old satyr who resided in the woods where I used to play. He was a pug-nosed creature with silvery hair and the ears of a horse. I could tell he was intrigued by... Read more
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0 795 10-08-2016 by Mr. Veech Go to last post
 
Cluster Headaches
Cluster Headaches

There's an unborn bird Inside my skull, Trying to hatch. It is spoiled on The yolk of my mind, There is solid food On the other side. I want to abort it,
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0 584 09-29-2016 by Nirvana In Karma Go to last post
 
Untitled
Untitled
Druidic

Untitled There is a poetry of blood, flesh and bone. Its beauty is ephemeral; and will be forgotten. There is a poetry of earth, stone and fire. Its violence is ephemeral; and will be forgotten. There is a poetry of silence, stillness, and unyielding calm. It is... Read more
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3 708 09-26-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
The Chain Could Not Hold
The Chain Could Not Hold
Druidic

My Name is in your Blood. Know me as a babe knows It's mother's breast And nurse on the divine mead Of chaos and destruction I have worked the Will of Kings; Sold my sword, bloodiest blade, To the blackest of villains; I have betrayed boon and stalwart companions
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0 705 09-04-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Removed for publication.
Removed for publication.
Druidic

Removed for publication.
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7 1,367 08-17-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Shadows
Shadows
Druidic

Shadows Softly, softly the Shadows laugh. But I can't hear them; Or see them Quiver and shake With their merriment. What source their Mirth? O how they laugh!
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0 876 03-07-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Monkey Bones
Monkey Bones
Druidic

Monkey Bones. That's what authorities say was found inside the home of Professor Scarlatti, the late Professor, who earlier that day suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his ancient Mercedes. The Professor was the author of such controversial books as "Dark Secrets of... Read more
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0 953 02-28-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Your Companion
Your Companion
Druidic

Your Companion You'll know it by your racing heart Or the sweat on your palms the tightness in your jaw the pit in your stomach. It has no form but a thousand possible forms- And one form meant for you alone.
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0 776 02-11-2016 by Druidic Go to last post
 
Thus Spoke the Mainländer
Thus Spoke the Mainländer
Montague Roberts

Thus Spoke the Mainländer by M. Roberts The decision had been made. and Perfect Being sat afraid. In the void’s empty nowhere was a circle it could not square. Big Bang from the barrel of a gun, God pulled the trigger. It was done. Constrained by a conflicted glitch,
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Homegrown
Homegrown
Druidic

Homegrown Albino alligators and giant pythons In the sewers of New York city; Panthers, lean, black and spectral, Prowling the dark mountains of Pennsylvania; Feral human babies crawling, hunting prey In the hills of West Virginia; Giant ape-men, hairy and red-eyed, Roaming... Read more
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