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Everybody has a dark side
Written by JessicaJohnson

El Diablo

My devastation delivered

Unnaturally unique

By my serpent tongue lashings,

A perfected technique.

Each phrase, a draining plague

To bring the world to its knees.

And baptized in pain,

I expected them to bleed.

But each quip drained me,

Weighted down by my sins.

And each draining, damning word

Drove the nails in my coffin.

For el diablo cut the deal,

His promise laced with deceit

And the world refused to bow,

Submissive and weak.

Now, chaos reigns supreme

My destruction, this revolutionary tide,

With the devil whispering in my ear,

"Everybody has a dark side..."

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Everybody has a dark side
Written by JessicaJohnson
El Diablo
My devastation delivered
Unnaturally unique
By my serpent tongue lashings,
A perfected technique.

Each phrase, a draining plague
To bring the world to its knees.
And baptized in pain,
I expected them to bleed.

But each quip drained me,
Weighted down by my sins.
And each draining, damning word
Drove the nails in my coffin.

For el diablo cut the deal,
His promise laced with deceit
And the world refused to bow,
Submissive and weak.

Now, chaos reigns supreme
My destruction, this revolutionary tide,
With the devil whispering in my ear,
"Everybody has a dark side..."
#horror  #poetry  #apocalypse  #idontknowifilikethisone 
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Written by Harlequin

Epiphany

I awaken frail as frost

And slough away my dreams

Before dousing the morning light

And pacing dingy streets

The sun's smoldering done

I'm laced with pavement soot

And trail a charcoal cloak

In passionless pursuit

Hypnotic wandering, I breathe

Ashen dust and hear

All life's melodies ringing

Through the blackened streets

Until the ringing rises

And reaches a screaming pitch

That rings

and rings

and rings

A screeching babel and swell

Of banshee whims and wails

A cacophonous shrill

And deafening din which

Ends soon after it begins

Until I hear nothing

Nothing at all, again

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Written by Harlequin
Epiphany
I awaken frail as frost
And slough away my dreams
Before dousing the morning light
And pacing dingy streets

The sun's smoldering done
I'm laced with pavement soot
And trail a charcoal cloak
In passionless pursuit

Hypnotic wandering, I breathe
Ashen dust and hear
All life's melodies ringing
Through the blackened streets
Until the ringing rises
And reaches a screaming pitch
That rings
and rings
and rings
A screeching babel and swell
Of banshee whims and wails
A cacophonous shrill
And deafening din which
Ends soon after it begins
Until I hear nothing
Nothing at all, again
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Explore the concept of Time in a poem
Written by sandflea68 in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Threadbare Hours

Roaming in somber bowels of night

jaded eyes unable to sleep

faded streets leading nowhere

looking for junkie ‘fix’ on life

roads winding perilously close to truth

broken pavement of sin and sorrow

prostitutes in thigh high skirts of failure

ragged children holding out filthy hands

garbage smells and littered people

plaintive cries without resolution

not enough moments to change world

can’t wind mangled clocks back in time

pain ingrained in threadbare hours.

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Explore the concept of Time in a poem
Written by sandflea68 in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Threadbare Hours
Roaming in somber bowels of night
jaded eyes unable to sleep
faded streets leading nowhere
looking for junkie ‘fix’ on life
roads winding perilously close to truth
broken pavement of sin and sorrow
prostitutes in thigh high skirts of failure
ragged children holding out filthy hands
garbage smells and littered people
plaintive cries without resolution
not enough moments to change world
can’t wind mangled clocks back in time
pain ingrained in threadbare hours.

#challenge  #TimeConcept  #LonelyStreets 
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Written by HawkishUnderdog

Me oh My

I'll never be good enough for me.

Maybe someday my me will allow my my

to just be me.

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Me oh My
I'll never be good enough for me.
Maybe someday my me will allow my my
to just be me.
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Written by Dream

Poetry

How ironic would it be,

Thought he,

To write a poem titled ‘poetry’?

Why not write a story

And title it ‘A Book’?

It would indeed be boring,

Despite the time it took.

What would it even be about?

The rustic smell of pages?

Or writer's block and writer's doubt

Or writing through the ages?

A poem about poetry:

Many poets have written

They wanted the fun in profundity

To bite back what has bitten.

But what on Earth gives you the right,

To write about words?

What could you say, to bring light

To the sun itself? Absurd.

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Written by Dream
Poetry
How ironic would it be,
Thought he,
To write a poem titled ‘poetry’?

Why not write a story
And title it ‘A Book’?
It would indeed be boring,
Despite the time it took.
What would it even be about?
The rustic smell of pages?
Or writer's block and writer's doubt
Or writing through the ages?

A poem about poetry:
Many poets have written
They wanted the fun in profundity
To bite back what has bitten.

But what on Earth gives you the right,
To write about words?
What could you say, to bring light
To the sun itself? Absurd.
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Written by Bunny

Signing Away Our Souls

Swear there's 

So much

Information

That we're missing the

Warning signs...

...And with little

Trepidation 

We ask witlessly 

Where's

The line...

...As we're signing our 

Souls 

Away for a song,

All riding the backs

Of a hustling throng

Of mechanic bulls

With a hi tech 

Program.

...At the heart of 

It all...

At the depth of 

This scam

Is the sad, sorry fact

That our will to fit in

Disables our senses, 

Planting us 

On a limb for 

Corporate oppressors, and 

The soul hunting few

Who live off the poor,

Watching their blood

Exude, and slide

Down the gutters

With a perverse delight...

Swear there's

So much

Information

That we're missing the

Warning signs...

...And with little

Trepidation

We ask witlessly

Where's

The line.

©

2017

Bunny Villaire 

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Written by Bunny
Signing Away Our Souls
Swear there's 
So much
Information
That we're missing the
Warning signs...
...And with little
Trepidation 
We ask witlessly 
Where's
The line...

...As we're signing our 
Souls 
Away for a song,
All riding the backs
Of a hustling throng
Of mechanic bulls
With a hi tech 
Program.

...At the heart of 
It all...
At the depth of 
This scam
Is the sad, sorry fact
That our will to fit in
Disables our senses, 
Planting us 
On a limb for 
Corporate oppressors, and 
The soul hunting few
Who live off the poor,
Watching their blood
Exude, and slide
Down the gutters
With a perverse delight...

Swear there's
So much
Information
That we're missing the
Warning signs...
...And with little
Trepidation
We ask witlessly
Where's
The line.

©
2017
Bunny Villaire 




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My First.... Since this is my first challenge, I am going to ask you to tell me about your first... well anything really.... Surprise me!
Written by EstherFlowers1

Mismatched socks

My first leech bite 

Went unnoticed,

Till the gorged culprit dropped away.

Finally,

The more-than-sweat wetness

Made me glance down

At mismatched socks;

One white,

One red.

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My First.... Since this is my first challenge, I am going to ask you to tell me about your first... well anything really.... Surprise me!
Written by EstherFlowers1
Mismatched socks
My first leech bite 
Went unnoticed,
Till the gorged culprit dropped away.
Finally,
The more-than-sweat wetness
Made me glance down
At mismatched socks;
One white,
One red.
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Written by HawkishUnderdog

easier thought

My spirit is wiser than is my human capacity to listen.

But I try anyway.

And I hope I die trying,

since it's an impossible achievement,

not meant to be completed,

merely sought.

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easier thought
My spirit is wiser than is my human capacity to listen.
But I try anyway.
And I hope I die trying,
since it's an impossible achievement,
not meant to be completed,
merely sought.



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Written by nceguy68 in portal Romance & Erotica

Longing for the Lonely

I have felt you through your words

looking but not finding the 

one you want

I have felt your anguish in the 

searching but we haven't

found each other

I would caress you a thousand different

ways and kiss you from 

head to toe

I would lay with you 

and die a thousand different ways

just by looking in your eyes

I want to do nothing but be the one you want

and feel you under my hands as I 

bring pleasure to your body

and whisper a thousand words 

of love to you as we 

are longing for the lonely

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Written by nceguy68 in portal Romance & Erotica
Longing for the Lonely
I have felt you through your words
looking but not finding the 
one you want

I have felt your anguish in the 
searching but we haven't
found each other

I would caress you a thousand different
ways and kiss you from 
head to toe

I would lay with you 
and die a thousand different ways
just by looking in your eyes

I want to do nothing but be the one you want
and feel you under my hands as I 
bring pleasure to your body

and whisper a thousand words 
of love to you as we 
are longing for the lonely
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Written by ruffmiriam in portal Micropoetry

Reaching Out

A whisper in the darkness

Is this all I am?

Is this all I'll ever be?

How can I learn to be more?

Only silence answers

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Written by ruffmiriam in portal Micropoetry
Reaching Out
A whisper in the darkness
Is this all I am?
Is this all I'll ever be?
How can I learn to be more?
Only silence answers

#poetry  #feedbackwelcome 
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