Saturday Mix: Poem – Wrapped Refrain – “The Demon Spawned” #amwriting #poetry #saturdaymix 


Thanks to Bastet from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting today’s prompt, a “gothic” tale or poem — the macabre.

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Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

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Was such a dreary night forewarned,

In dirt squiggled both bugs and worms.

For they too felt doom bemoaning,

To be out on this night groaning.

A monster from hell was spawned, a demon seething,

Earth felt the heaven’s warn, evil darkness speeding.

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Why such a night did I choose,

To walk my scrawny pooch?

In a fight she would run straight home,

No blind love, she left me alone.

As twilight bubbled as witch’s brew steaming,

An evil curse my bones hurt knowing it was too near.

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Our little neighbourhood was vast,

In pitch black terror I was cast.

My prayers mumbled beneath my —

Breath; I begged this night not to die.

Starlight and slim moon were covered by creeping thick fog,

Oh, how wished, for even my cowardly scared dog.

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Felt I the breath of evil reek,

A touch of frost open my young cheek.

Of something old, of catastrophe,

An ancient wicked masterpiece.

A monster so dark, it did me choke, both claws squeezing,

All life from lungs, bones crushing while I was bleeding.

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And now I’m nothing but my soul,

I choose — serve eternity bold.

Be not afraid as I was of dark,

For now I’m light, a fighting spark,

Giving courage, weapons to those facing monsters,

Sending back the most damned beasts, to hell launching.

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

10 thoughts on “Saturday Mix: Poem – Wrapped Refrain – “The Demon Spawned” #amwriting #poetry #saturdaymix 

  1. Singledust March 13, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    macabre thoughts magnified by night and dark, always admire how you find the right words to create a feeling

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    • mandibelle16 March 13, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Mihrank. I was going for Edgar Allan Poe type poetry today.

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      • mihrank March 13, 2017 / 10:19 pm

        I am jealous – you should invite me to join you:)

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  2. Lorraine March 13, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Words, pacing, imagery just right. Made me think of ravens in the night. Into the macabre, gothic did you go. A fitting piece to honour Edgar Allan Poe.

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    • mandibelle16 March 14, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Thanks again. It’s exactly what I was going for. I recall the story ” The Fall of The House of Usher” a fascinating story if you haven’t read it by Poe. I was remembering, how nature was so telling in this gothic story of his friend’s arrival and the strange events the friend hears/experiences. Also the house itself contributes to the genre’s macabre feel.

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  3. Bastet March 24, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Splendidly done Mandibelle! You’ve truly created a great tribute to the master of the mysterious Poe – My compliments!

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