Witch Hunt by R Bennett Okerstrom Defeating the evil that takes away life is more difficult than it seems. [165 words]
Sanguinary by R Bennett Okerstrom The blood continues to flow in this experimental preface followed by poetry. [128 words]
Influence by R Bennett Okerstrom How influential can a demon of the night be? [218 words]
Attempted Suicide by Rowan Davies NB: Don't read this if you're suicidal. In fact you probably shouldn't read it if you're a fa... [143 words]
The War: What Next? by Musaum War! [37 words]
Rising Angel by Stuart Eric Longridge Its not a being its a consciousness/materialism. [114 words]
The Airforce Of Nature by August Nyghts - [151 words]
Night Life by August Nyghts - [176 words]
My Birds In Paradise by August Nyghts - [45 words]
In The Morning by August Nyghts - [81 words]
He Says by August Nyghts - [118 words]
And Then by August Nyghts - [86 words]
No One by August Nyghts Been single for awhile [157 words]
Afraid Of Buildings by Peter Rivendell Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Lagos by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about lagos, the commercial nerve centre and former capital of Nigeria. [158 words]
Sarcophagus by Peter Rivendell Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Heaven Is Hell's Fire by Jeffrey (George) Winter - [108 words]
Tease by Tessa I was recently told that I'm a tease- I guess I kind of am because I've stayed single and abstinent for o... [216 words]
Your Own Shadow by David B Doc Byron A poem about Vampires, man! [79 words]
Waterfalls by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about life. [134 words]
Transient Love by M I Chulkova - [103 words]
They Called Them Black by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [115 words]
The Year's 1st Rain by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii The title explains the theme of the work. Ara- in line 8, is a Yoruba (South-Western Nigeri... [74 words]
The Harmattan by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This is about the harsh weather conditions endured by Nigerians and some other Africans during th... [60 words]
The Creator by The Birdman Things in life can be interpreted either good or bad, determining this can only be excepted by you. [79 words]
The Chimera by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This poem is about the rejection the writer suffered from a girl who was his dream. [73 words]
The Book by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii The last line of the poem summarizes its theme. [61 words]
Stolen Kiss by Tessa Thinking about this and reliving a nice, stolen moment... [214 words]
Steam Heat by Judith Goff A little something to warm a winter's day? [20 words]
St Valentine's Curse by Rowan Davies Love is weird. [144 words]
Soaked In Deja-Vu by Stuart Eric Longridge I was just wondering. [130 words]
Skins by David B Doc Byron - [105 words]
Secret Place 2 by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This is a cry of desire of Godís transforming presence, which is encountered through earnest pra... [83 words]
Samarkand.... The Market I Searched For by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi Dedicated to nigerian nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. A meditation on his ... [413 words]
Sacrificial Lamb by Judith Goff - [94 words]
Reverie by Judith Goff - [100 words]
Psychedelic Travels by Ryon Smith A journey thru the mind of a man with endless visions and inspiring quests... [91 words]
Propaganda Bait by Stuart Eric Longridge The great media movie, we are all finally famous. Yee-ha. [170 words]
Predator by Judith Goff - [84 words]
People's Voices by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [40 words]
Oh What A Dream! by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii Using the archetype of furniture making as style, the writer writes a book in this dream. He w... [120 words]
Of Love And Of Thy Compassion... by Reagan Rothe The story of a past relationship I had best desribed in this poetic masterpiec... [94 words]
Mezmerized by Judith Goff Oh, the lure of the darkness. [165 words]
Lily The Dog by August Nyghts My roommate's dog. [152 words]
In The Eventide by Judith Goff - [100 words]
In Honor Of Columbia by Amy Poet This is a poem I wrote in honor of the Columbia Astronauts. [138 words]
Illumination by Tessa Hmmm... Salvation was already taken... Ah, well... [119 words]
Her Wares Wither by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
God's Nature by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This poem is a mirror of Godís relationship with the author. [85 words]
Furious by Tessa Still so angry at an ex-boyfriend that turned psycho stalker on me. He put me through hell, caused me t... [151 words]
Epilogue by Judith Goff - [35 words]
End Time Rhyme by Stuart Eric Longridge - [81 words]
devil In Us by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This explains that God is an expert in removing the evil (here dubbed: ĎdEVILí) or the devil (which... [51 words]
Daddy Ain't No Man No More by Rowan Davies Figure it out. [99 words]
Come What May by Stuart Eric Longridge Easy life. [239 words]
Cabin Fever by August Nyghts A thought that came and went. [23 words]
Bang!Bang!Bang! by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A meditation on the bomb blasts in Nigeria in jan 2002 and feb 2003 [78 words]
Auba 'varcity by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A pantoum. [139 words]
Africa My Africa by Toris Okotie History has taught us it's lessons, but the pain of those slaves still leaves a mark on us. [122 words]
A Prayer To Gaia by Stuart Eric Longridge We have a lot of explaining to do. [107 words]
Dance Floor Snap Shot by August Nyghts changed the title - sounds better i think [54 words]
I'm A Pharmacist,Not A Poet by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [78 words]
Why Me by Mine Able Being loved. [96 words]
Why I Got High, Ran Away, And Just Generally Screwed Myself Up by Pearl S A thought that popped into my head today. I thin... [34 words]
Unending Rain by Peter Rivendell Crime doesn`t pay. [76 words]
Twenty Children Can't Play For Twenty Years by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi The title says it all. [95 words]
Transformation by Judith Goff I know, I know, vampires again.... [152 words]
Traces Of You by Judith Goff - [99 words]
They Set Us Free, A Collection by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A collection of poems: 1) they set us free this is a poem about freedom from ra... [1,214 words]
The Real World by Stuart Eric Longridge I wrote this for my dad,whose last older relative passed on. [80 words]
The Great Pyramid Decoded A Bit.The Principal Facination Part 2 by Stuart Eric Longridge Just trying to show that the ancients had techn... [400 words]
Thats Entertainment by Stuart Eric Longridge - [105 words]
Storymania by R Bennett Okerstrom What is Storymania? [97 words]
Soul Of A Dove by Judith Goff - [73 words]
Sequence by Peter Rivendell Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Saddam Hussein by R Bennett Okerstrom I was bored. Therefore I write. [39 words]
Prayer by Tessa Trying to save myself... [195 words]
Player by Judith Goff When the player tires of the game.... [57 words]
Pissed by August Nyghts - [112 words]
Pierrot by Peter Rivendell A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pic Ka Beat by August Nyghts An oldie. [156 words]
Phone Poem by Desmond Swords A snapshot style poem about identity. [254 words]
Pause by Sylvia Browne Columbia. [138 words]
Our Relatives Are Familiar Strangers by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about modern day slavery. [90 words]
My 4th Grade Valentine by August Nyghts - [71 words]
Lord Of The Rings by Stuart Eric Longridge Where it ends it has begun. [72 words]
Listen To The Wall Geckos Singing From A Balcony by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi Tale of a divorcee. [90 words]
Know Your God by Stuart Eric Longridge Materialism / luciferianism. [125 words]
I Can't Be Mad by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about a mentally imbalanced guy. [139 words]
Honeybloom by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi It's about the kid no one prays to have. [96 words]
Hoes And Bitches by August Nyghts Dedicated to all the pimps, creeps and wanna be playas. [237 words]
Heaven Bound by Judith Goff As did Sylvia, I felt the need to express my feelings on this day of national tragedy, and as she ... [124 words]
Haunted by Tessa And still he whispers... as I try to hang on. Temptation... can sometimes get the best of you... but I'... [118 words]
Guitar by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
Gele by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku [8 words]
Death Lives Nearby by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
Dear Mother by August Nyghts For my mother, I wish I had better things to say. [85 words]
Dear Mister Keys, by August Nyghts My first Epistle Poem. [239 words]
Celtic Warriors by Stuart Eric Longridge The mess in N.Ireland. [99 words]
Catch Me If You Can by David B Doc Byron Jack The Ripper, one of the infamous serial killers in history, leaves a calling card. [404 words]
Bob The Banana's Magical Acid Ride by Drew Schroder Bob takes a magical ride.... [93 words]
A Tragedy Of Love by Parker Short little poem. Please review, thanks. [111 words]
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Saw a picture and got mad again. Hate having him in my thoughts, so, I tried to write him out. Shall I replace "goodness" with kindness, integrity or decency? Lemme' know, I'll change it according to review. Thanks!
Haven't written in awhile, using this to express feelings and emotions on... hold. And for spur of the moments thoughts too.
Note: Most of my writing is metaphorical!
|AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (27)
Anguish (Poetry) Found this poem recently. Wrote it in high school. My, was I a sad, sad girl. I remember those depressed days of blasting NIN while I contemplated death. Glad I'm over it. [93 words]
Betrayed (Poetry) Friendship- some people don't know the meaning. Anyway- this one probably needs more work too, but ah well~ I'm mad and had to write it out... suggestions welcome. [101 words]
Contemplating (Poetry) Wrote this after I wrote Illumination when the Damn Devil was still hunting me... not sure if it's done, but ah, well... [81 words]
Craving (Poetry) I wrote this in about 5 minutes and it probably shows- but I was craving and had to write it out of my system. [34 words] [Erotic]
Detroit Begging (Poetry) Ok - I was pretty annoyed this morning that I was asked for some change by this panhandler who would not give up. When I said no, he asked me to check my coat, or maybe go back to my car to see if the... [269 words]
Exhausted (Poetry) Rainy days... are sometimes downright depressing. Where is the sunshine?!?! This is what came out of one of those sucky days... I think it needs work, suggestions are welcomed. [45 words]
Exorcism (Poetry) For The Devil- I'm going back into the Light. I cannot stay in the dark- eternal damnation is just not my thing. [98 words]
For The Devil (Poetry) - [118 words]
Furious (Poetry) Still so angry at an ex-boyfriend that turned psycho stalker on me. He put me through hell, caused me to have to move, and made me guarded and distrustful of all men. I saw him this weekend and sparke... [151 words]
Hangover (Poetry) This is for Andrea... (And maybe Wade too, since he supplied most of our drinks!) For our night of craziness at 5th Avenue and Sevin involving kissing girls (not by me!), getting kicked off of the sta... [139 words] [Humor]
Haunted (Poetry) And still he whispers... as I try to hang on. Temptation... can sometimes get the best of you... but I'm trying not to give in. [118 words]
He Whispers (Poetry) I couldn't get this Devil (a poet, no less!) out of my thoughts any other way but to write him out... I'm wondering if the repetitive whispering works in this poem? Let me know. It sounds good without... [87 words] [Mind]
His Shirt (Poetry) Funny how a piece of clothing can stir up moments in time... [102 words]
Illumination (Poetry) Hmmm... Salvation was already taken... Ah, well... [119 words]
Into The Darkness (Poetry) For The Devil. Thank you for corrupting my soul in the sweetest, slowest, and most gentle way possible. Damn you. =P [229 words]
Jaded Eyes (Poetry) - [54 words] [Relationships]
My Addiction (Poetry) I find myself addicted... [169 words]
Prayer (Poetry) Trying to save myself... [195 words]
Run Away (Poetry) I'm restless and have this insane need to get away from everyone and everything... maybe I just need a vacation? Anyway, I was just trying to write it out of my system. [87 words]
Spoon (Poetry) This poem is for Jonathan- as requested (demanded?! J/K). My promise has been kept. This came out of a conversation on cuddling and how great cuddling is... and then I guess the Devil got in my head a... [45 words] [Erotic]
Stolen Kiss (Poetry) Thinking about this and reliving a nice, stolen moment... [214 words]
Submerge (Poetry) Started in October 2003 and decided to work on it again. Not much of a free verser... Changed the name from Drawn to Drown (not available, so changed to Submerge), makes more sense with the new lines.... [37 words]
Suffocated (Poetry) Writing things out as usual... [72 words] [Relationships]
Tease (Poetry) I was recently told that I'm a tease- I guess I kind of am because I've stayed single and abstinent for over a year now. But, isn't teasing the funnest part? ;) This was just something I had fun with.... [216 words]
Unbound (Poetry) This is pretty short, but I don't know, it seems to say everything for me. This is for Jon. [16 words]
Welcome (Poetry) (Reposted) My muse endeavored to inspire... Jonathan, this is for you. Don't forget to leave your door unlocked. Welcome because you always say I am. Welcome because you won't accept my thanks. [98 words] [Erotic]
Window (Poetry) Broken hearts... Seems to be what's most written about. Found this last night. Written 01/28/96 after a heartbreaking fight at 6am in the morning. I watched my first true love sit in his car and cry a... [140 words]
A Beautiful Face
A Perfect Body
Wasted on You
No Soul, No Heart
No Goodness, No Conscience
No Faith, No Thoughts
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"Tessa, thought this was good and would leave it alone except perhaps you could add some of your own special qualities besides looks to show a contrast between the two of you ..." -- Judith.
"I wouldn't add anything about you, I'd say more about him. Expand on what you have already started..." -- R. Bennett Okerstrom.
"Judith, this poem was all about him, his outside beauty wasted on the emptiness within. Not about me. R. Bennett Okerstrom- I think I may just leave it as it is, but I'm not sure yet." -- Tessa.
"there are so many of them walking among us...congratulations on having radar equipment that works." -- August.
"...and for a profound ability to capture it with words :)" -- August.
"August- Thanks for the compliment! Alas, sometimes my radar works kind of slow! And you know, stealth bombs sometimes get through... " -- Tessa.
"I know all too well about the stealth bombers....may they stay away from friendly air space for awhile." -- August.
"Oops ... thought you were referring to yourself in the first two lines, if not, then don't fix it, it ain't broken!" -- Judith.
"I *wish* I could refer to myself that way!" -- tessa.
"It's a good thing that I'm the whole package! Not a thing here to waste." -- The Devil.
"And how does The Devil have a heart, a soul, a conscience and, most of all- any goodness?!?! An impossibility! Especially when your entire goal right now is to corrupt my soul and lure me into your darkness!" -- Tessa.
"I am the total package. Dark or not. You'll see." -- The Devil.
"the story thickens....the devil is insistent....the maiden uncharitable to the devils cause....he follows her...she stands firm in the light...he calls to her....she knows it is not right....will she grow weak from the constant temptaion from the devil and cross over into darkness...or will she call upon Shekin the only angel in heaven that can turn her prince of darkness into one of light?....." -- August.
"temptaion = temptation " -- August.
"August- You are hilarious! I looked up Shekin... Pretty cool powers! Are the Devil and I entertaining you? I see you're following our story! Ah, Shekin- I pray to you to make the Devil see the light- make him good, take away his darkness so that I can give him my heart and not corrupt my soul in the process. Devil- Hmmmm... Thanks for sticking up to me under the Advisor and the not-so-nice review I got for Tease. You may have a heart after all... Keep an eye out for an angel named Shekin. ;)" -- Tessa.
"Tessa- Haven't checked in on you in awhile. Had to get behind you on the crap with Innagroove. Other than that, your new stuff is really good. " -- Flipanmc.
"Shekin, Schmekin. There isn't enough light in the world to turn me. You're mine now. Admit it." -- The Devil.
"Flipanmc- Long time, no poem! Where are you? I like you're light-hearted funny junior high writing style! Brings me back to the good old daze ;) Didn't get to see if you posted on that crap, the posts were deleted, but if you did- thanks! The Devil- Yours,I am not and I will never be. The Light continues to protect me. To be yours means eternal damnation and again I reject your dark invitation. Until you turn from darkness to light, our explosive passions will never ignite. You may have to concede and find another prey, because with me you may never have your way. ;p" -- Tessa.
"Appears that you needed to alleviate some quick pain or let out a sudden scream in this poem, it did the job... I thought it to be as impactive as possible in 20 words and straight-forward!!! One final note, I'm working on "Dark Days" (part 2) and the reason the character development isn't all that in "Veiled Enigmas" is because I had written it for a magazine and had to keep the scenes a certain length... it did take away the imagery and development. " -- Reagan Rothe, H-Town.
"Thanks Reagan... a sudden scream, indeed! Looking forward to another magic carpet ride in Dark Days 2!" -- Tessa.
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