When Faded falls to monochromeLights will dim and colors shall bleed.When Faded falls to monochrome3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A playful air will sour so.
All will die, and we shall know-
when Faded falls to monochrome.
A dearest friend shall become our foe.
Once pure smiles will twist and grow.
And joy will leave us all alone-
when Faded falls to monochrome.
Blood will run and screams shall rise.
Eyes will lose their lively glow.
A twisted laughter we'll come to know-
when Faded falls to monochrome.
What is lost, we'll come to find.
When is laughter fills with sorrow.
He'll come to miss his faded tone-
when Faded falls to monochrome.
The Gruesome Tale of Bobby BobbinsLittle Bobby Bobbins was born same as the rest;The Gruesome Tale of Bobby Bobbins1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
brought home from the hospital suckling mommy's breast.
He was doted on as much as the highest majesty,
free from petty discontent, indeed even the most trivial tragedy.
Mother and father loved him dearly, his every whim their command;
I couldn't imagine there ever being a more merry lad in the land.
As the years went by, as often they do,
little Bobby Bobbins grew and he grew.
The only off kilter way about him was his voracious zeal for food,
but ah! he was only a growing boy his parents did conclude.
Other than that he seemed the perfect child, obedient and kind,
yet even then there was something malevolent churning in his mind.
It started with a furry spider Bobby spied crawling up his wall.
For some odd reason he snatched it up and gobbled it all.
What dark impulse inspired the boy that far astray
is cause for speculation even today.
Next came the lust for worms, elevating to lizards, then to
Madness OverwhelmsMadness OverwhelmsMadness Overwhelms2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
One evening in the corner shop
Calvin Woods sat reading a paper
A tall dark man in a black hood came in
Looking dark and dapper
Calvin mistook him for an African
The stranger said he came from Cairo
Are you visiting or residing, Calvin asked
The other said, “I have gold. I am a pharaoh."
Yet the longer stayed the latter,
The more Calvin grew madder
Until he ran away screaming
While the latter burst into laughter
Lady WinterFrightful beauty shined from the ice in her eyes,Lady Winter2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
her chilly smile made your heart freeze in place
and with her always followed heavy gray skies,
stony composure lingers on her face,
the blizzards of her wind sound as Banshee cries,
drift to sleep and accept her silent embrace
smothered by the endless snow her hair,
with her purity and death hang in the air.
ExsorRun my child, run to the hills at duskExsor1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Or do not wait, and go before it comes
For the beast will come, snarling in the night
Ah, those who see it will deathly succumb
It fills the night with a cry of rage
Before coming to the town with a yearning to play
Lock your doors, close the windows, turn off the lights!
When the beast comes, it’s best to pray
With eyes of darkness and mouth so sharp!
Beware the dread Exsor, my child!
Lest you end up as another victim!
Back to the forest, back to the trees doth it run
Do not follow, only leave before it returns!
For behind you, its mouth opens wide
Hear a snarl, and now he turns
Do not look into his eyes of oblivion
Opening your mouth to scream,
His eyes now glow, his mouth stretches wide
Now your mind unravels at the seams
Beware the Exsor, my child!
Leaving black insanity in his wake of paranoia
Run my child, but there is no escape from the dread Exsor.
Flitting FormsFlitting FormsFlitting Forms1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Standing in the shadows that evening,
Trying to concentrate on the tasks at hand,
The vision from the corner of the eye is fleeting,
We can barely understand.
The objects that flit past us then
Resemble shadows, nothing more,
We turn to look more thoroughly,
But they vanish some time before.
Were they specters of the ones we once knew,
Or merely illusions of sight?
They weave in and out of eyes' reach
And then disappear in the dawning light.
Oft I have seen such shapes
From the corners of my eyes,
But they are gone from sight
Far too soon for me to realize.
Science lacks an explanation
And so it claims they are illusions.
Any attempt to explain or comprehend these things
Only adds to the confusion.
Shadow KingdomDeath becomes me, he whispers my nameShadow Kingdom3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Come My Angel, forever be mine
I try to hide but his words set my heart aflame,
Death becomes me, he whispers by name,
his dark desires stir me with shame
Let me immortalize you, for your beauty I build a shrine
Death becomes me, he whispers my name
Come My Angel, forever be mine.
She Haunts the NightShe haunts the nightShe Haunts the Night1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
as melodies for the dead play,
she haunts the night
caught betwixt the pale moonlight
where the ghosts dance and shadows sway,
her eyes are cemetery grey,
she haunts the night.
TimesTimesTimes1 hour ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There will be times
When a man cannot determine
Between the howl of dogs
And the cries of men
Perchance he shall find
That the criers have thick hair
For they scarcely have the minds
Mid-evening in September
Alas I must always remember
I took a walk about my ground
The sky was dark and tense
The neighborhood lay silent in suspense
But soon the air was pierced by
What I mistook for the howl of hounds
When I wandered near
The howling fell in my ear
But seemed to have the voice of men
I beheld a strange sight
Which I pray I may never see
A pack of dog-like men
Sitting at the crossroad of a lane
The Sea WidowShe walked in twilightThe Sea Widow2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
singing softly to an empty sea,
it beckons her to jump and be free,
a phantom grieving in the night.
Under the moon she is a specter in white
weeping beneath the lover's tree,
she walked in twilight
signing softly to an empty sea.
With each passing hour hope burns less bright,
she trembles at a lone owls eerie plea
it haunts her like the cry of a banshee,
a traitors heart yearns to give into blight,
she walked in twilight.
Unlike Nowhere BeforeUnlike Nowhere BeforeUnlike Nowhere Before3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dangerous territory for sure
Seeing his foes advance in the distance
Roger ran as fast as the wind
Occasionally glancing behind him
But he left them far behind
Still he kept running
Not sure when to stop or look around
The sun began to set, the moon was rising
Roger found himself in unknown ground
And everywhere about
There were sights he'd never seen
Signs on walls and over doors
He scarcely knew what they meant
Symbols scrawled by unknown hands
Of things he never knew
And overhead the sky was growing dark
Roger knew not what to do
So he kept walking
Searching for a soul to help
But nowhere was there anyone
Roger thought he was in Hell
Until he found strange carvings over one doorway
Then he realized Hell was not like that
And the shadows gathered closer
Something flew over him with wings like a bat
Still he knew no name of the place
Nor was there someone who knew
Roger shuddered visibly
Still he was lost as to what to do
Ghoul NightWe watch quietly in the nightGhoul Night1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
glimpse spirit light
breath of cold air
chilling dark stare
Pale phantom make us her slave
dance on the grave
hear the ghouls howl
out on the prowl
The hungry ones begin to rise
with blood red eyes
laughter of crows
the Devil knows.
Unsettling RevelationsUnsettling RevelationsUnsettling Revelations5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A rather strange visit and a souvenir
That misty night in November
When there was not a stir in the air
And people and their pets lay to rest
In their homes in the town, everywhere
There came a low murmur
As if something stirred in a wind
Or a voice calling from afar
Yet nobody went outside to find
Then there followed the faint sound of footsteps
And the tall silhouette of a man
But only his shadow
Then the murmur came again
The footsteps passed a block of houses
Those within must have heard
But nobody opened a door or window
Nor did they say one word
Then the silhouette changed to something bigger
And the arms were sinewy and long
The stirring sensation resumed just then
But nobody perceived of any wrong
But the howling of hounds brought their masters to the gate
The men carried candles to see through the darkness
But they discovered that they were too late....
Lying still as a corpse was a neighbor
His eyes gaping straight ahead
They could not think of how he d
Hook.He came to the door just in timeHook.1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To see boy commit his crime
He watched the figure take to the sky
Holding his children who laugh not cry
They flew away with the boy in green
Never again to be seen
The years have passed and the man has changed
The time has turned his mind deranged
He lost one hand to the child thief
And of a flying ship became the chief
Captain hook became his name
And the death of Pan will be his fame
He lost his children to the wretched child
Watching as the boy took them and smiled
Hook then vowed to stop young Peter Pan
To keep others from losing kids he’d do all he can
Test Subject #01Little bird, little bird, so brave and trueTest Subject #012 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Chasing the sunshine with wings dyed with blue
I adore the dreams you sowed together
What if your dreams will not last forever?
Little bird, little bird, happy and free
Outside the cage, you are flying with me
I love the fact that you are in your best
What if I take you away from your nest?
Little bird, little bird, sing me a song
About the sky where we always belong
You voice is like a light fading away
You will be mine at the end of the way
Little bird, little bird, my world is you
Funny it is, you haven't cried a few
Stuck in prison, unable to get out
My little bird, no one can hear you shout
DriveStay focussed on the old, cracked pavementDrive2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
as your wheels roll along the winding path
ignoring the screaming of your personal wrath,
lulling you to fall to sleep as a payment;
It whispers hate that echoes through your pathetic,
Empty head, only full now with the sounds
of screaming tires as the bitter taste of arsenic
Tricks your thoughts to let loose the guard hounds.
The screaming continues and the baying persists
all muddling your sense heading towards the bridge.
How much longer can you rely on your wits?
Gas pedal connects with floorboard, mind goes rigid.
Sharp turn to the left gets you over the rail
A moment left till you gasp for some air.
Thunder StrikesThunder strikes above the dark house on the hillThunder Strikes2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
its foreboding silhouette glowing in the dark
as laughter comes from inside.
The laughter of children
(or perhaps that of a madman) is hidden as
thunder strikes above the dark house on the hill
Is that a family I see there?
or perhaps a killer? Nay, it must be kind
as laughter comes from inside
A scream is heard
but of joy or fear?
Thunder strikes above the dark house on the hill
Despite it's gloomy look
the foreboding house seems almost kind
as laughter comes from inside
A traveler walks inside
hoping for a meal and perhaps a bed
thunder strikes above the house on the hill
as laughter comes from inside.
Tears in the Abandoned Household...Slowly this chasm of darkness was killing me from the inside. I could hear the shrill terror of my breath against the cold walls. I closed my eyes, trying to control the fear. Nothing like this have I ever faced. This demon deep within my soul, would not give in. It refused to go back to its dungeon in the shadows of my heart. I had to control it. I had to. If I let it take over... all Hell was going to break loose.Tears in the Abandoned Household...3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A thunder rolled from deep within my gut. Sweat dripped down my face, though my blood ran cold as ice. My whole body clenched in frustration under the pressure. I couldn't hold it in much longer. I had to let it go. Just for a second, just one relief, just so this living death could finally end. I slowly relaxed, “It has to come out.” I told myself, “This isn't healthy, this isn't right. You need to let it go. No one’s around, you’re going to be alright...”
And then a friend opened the door. I quickly composed myself to my best ability, (
Demonic SymphonyThe ever creeping footsteps creep alongDemonic Symphony3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Through dusty peeling walls of yellowed white
While childlike voices sing a haunting song
To rhythmic groans and moaning in the night.
A skeletal tree branch conducts the tune
That echoes in my ever beating breast
While shadows of the hunter’s moon
Prevent me from my long due rest.
But even when I’m finally asleep,
The terrifying symphony moves along.
A wicked mare sits on me, breathing deep,
while dancing to the evil, nighttime song.
And with a vile kiss in deathly light,
She fills my heart with blackest fright.
AbyssSinking into a hole,Abyss1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Screaming in silence,
kicking at nothing,
hope is lost and forgotten...
All in your worst night.
Love From the GraveI awaken from somber dreamsLove From the Grave1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
where nothing is as it first seams,
your voice speaks from beyond the gray,
the unseen watch me with blank eyes,
lost among storm torn ocean skies
to the forgotten gods I prey,
let me sleep amid the tombstones
and wish on the oracle bones,
if only I knew you would stay.
.Of all the things that I’ve seen,.1 week ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
From beautiful sunsets and ocean seas
To the horrors surrounding me,
None have ever led me to believe
I could ever rest in peace.
All the things people would say, cruel and sweet,
Made me think: Who would I meet
One the day that I finally passed?
Well, my dears, that day had come at last,
And the man I came to know
Was no grave keeper, oh no.
A mad scientist with wild dreams
And the most intriguing of bittersweet fantasies.
All of which I can merely see
As they play out before me
In their sick and gruesome way.
As much as I want to, there’s nothing I can say
To try and halt this horrific menagerie
Since I’m only the eyes of my precious, lost body.
Go to sleepRuby flames dancing in my eyesGo to sleep2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Held no truth, full of lies
Adrenaline rushed inside of me
All displeasure, never glee
Hands clenched, face with tears
Dark thoughts filled with fears
Eyes mad, insanity snapped
Crimson blood all sapped
Chest numb, burning with hate
This is all, my only fate
"Kill kill" my mind always said
I want everyone to be dead
Man sleeping in one's bed,
Blurry vision, flames in red
Closer and closer, I go
Almost there, to my foe
Knife dangling in my hand
To slaughter this one man
The man's soul must be reaped
Smile on face, "Go to sleep..."
Fear Of DeathGod exists, I know for sureFear Of Death3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Every little thing around was not created by luck
Death exists; I can see it all the time
Every little thing has an end, Death does its work
Unconsciously, Men walks and takes over
Damaging, experimenting, it’s what they do to find a lie
Lives were lost, sacrifices were made
Yet Death cannot be avoided
Men fears of selling and losing their souls
But they do not fear of losing their faith
They do not fear God, but they fear Death
What could be worse than be forgotten by God?