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Welcome, humans!

We are still sort of feeling out the shape of this thing, but here are a few basic guidelines:

1. Poetry only! No prose, sorry.

2. Anyone with poetry in their gallery is welcome to join, but all submissions will be voted on individually.

3. One submission per category/folder per day.

4. Please, do not submit to the 'Featured' folder, it's for poems that have been featured in our journals only.

5. We don't currently provide critique on submissions, declined or approved.

6. English only, please.

7. (No robots.)

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creatureBrothers and sisters, let me set the scenefor a nightmarish creature so foul & obscenethat penning this poem makes me want to scream,but the timing is perfect - for it's Halloween.So, if we must, let's just start at the topof his oversized skull with his unruly mopof so-called hair the no-color of duston a fissured scalp peeling & leaking out pus. His locks wind 'round horns, they're teeming with germs,and look more like the husks of a million dead worms.You've heard of bats in the belfry? Well, it's not just a phrase;small ones nest in his curls to hide from the sun's rays.One more word on his noggin, for this must be said:it's ten times the girth of a normal-sized head.And if I haven't yet made the case for distaste,let's move to the horror this thing calls a face.Skin's the color of pumpkins dying a slow deathor a failing sun breathing its very last breath.Brows like hairy slugs perched on orangey doughcrown flat yellow eyes peeking out just below.Those beady orbs nestled in pouches and foldsof flesh home to all sorts of fungus and molds.I suppose that's a nose next up on the list,but it's rotting & roaches peer out through the slits.Lips: scaly twin creatures all coated in muck,like two lizards who crawled in some mud and got stuck.Yes, his mouth is a marvel of nature's mistakes.He has not one tongue - he has twelve made of snakes.Oh, that slithering nest-hole just can't resiststriking at themselves as they writhe and they hiss.And it's best if we speak even less of his teeth,but they're green as the serpents who sleep underneath.Now, we've seen enough here, so we shall beginto speak of the mess under his bulbous chin.And what appears next is not what you'd expect,but two giant flaps like his neck... ate his neck.His dermis is saggy, his guts are all storedin a carcass that's shaped like some mutated gourd.Yet he wears tailored suits, expensive and finethat cling to limbs clunky and elephantine.At the end of each arm is a claw like a crab.The horrid appendages pinch and they grab.He keeps them well sharpened and shined to a sheen,but they are so small they can hardly be seen.This would be almost a humorous twist,if only this beast didn't really exist.His mountainous legs suffer from the same flaws,capped off in feet as tiny as his claws.His whole frame reeks of sulfur. He's covered in grime.He leaves a lingering trail of malodorous slime.This journey, I know's been an unpleasant one.Dear reader, hang in there. We are almost done.He lives in the depths of an ill-smelling bog,shrouded at all times in a venomous fog.Lit by giant mushrooms with an unearthly glow,a sick, swampy kingdom where twisted things grow.A pestilent monarch, he squats on his throne;sips gallons of blood from a goblet of bone.His subjects are legion, they flock to his side;all manner of ghouls that the heart can't abide.There's a pale hateful zombie, who's bedecked in flies,and humanoid shape that has fanged mouths for eyes.There's a three-headed harpy who screams at the sunand a man-eating frog that weighs nearly a ton.One could spend forevertrying to describethe monsters that make up his hideous tribe.But our time draws to a close, my stalwart friends.Lock your doors, say your prayers -for this is THE END.
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Hello, humans! Apologies for the time away. @Tiger--eyes and I have slowly been getting work up in these dusty rooms again. Don't be surprised if you get an influx of requests for work in the near future. If you submitted something over the last few months that expired without being accepted/declined, please feel free to submit again. I had planned on going back a looking all expired submissions over, but Eclipse seems to have eaten all of them. I'm also hoping to get the weekly favorites feature running again, but Eclipse makes features (particularly Lit features) a pain and aesthetically unappealing.
I hope you are all doing well.
We'll see you around.
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Irennia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!  La la la la  
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2020  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: 
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2020
Thank you 😊 
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2020  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for adding my poem of April 8th to your gallery! :heart: 
(it's not a free vers though, it's a "kimo" which is a variation of the well-known "haiku")
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2020  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'll move it to the right gallery.
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2020  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :happybounce:
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2020  Student Writer
Thanks for adding my NaPo Day 2. :heart: 
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ohbeautifuldelilah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the feature!
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2019
Thank you😊
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mrcrozier Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request! :D
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