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]
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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]
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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]
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Your Own Shadow by David B Doc Byron A poem about Vampires, man! [79 words]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Phone Poem by Desmond Swords A snapshot style poem about identity. [254 words]
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My 4th Grade Valentine by August Nyghts - [71 words]
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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]
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]
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A Tragedy Of Love by Parker Short little poem. Please review, thanks. [111 words]
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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.
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]
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]
Waste (Poetry) 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 ... [20 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]
The devil heard my prayer as I tried to slip away
His whispers grew bold as my soul went astray
Away from temptation, desire, attraction
Away from wickedness, immoral distraction
The devil whispers not to resist his charms
Of the incredible sensations I would feel in his arms
He whispers to me of lustful desire
And the glorious burn of my heart set afire
This devious demon will not concede
Continuing his scheme to plant his dark seed
A curse, upon me this devil has cast
My grasp on righteousness may not outlast
The demonís relentless determined persistence
To conquer my vulnerable shields of resistance
He whispers, he calls, he continues to entice
Conjuring poetry- his ensnaring device
I grow weak and unguarded against his pursuit
Awaiting my angel, who as yet, remains mute
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"Good stuff Tessa. Advice: The final verse doesn't flow with the rest. Maybe "Conjuring poetry -- his ensnaring device" and "I grow weak and unguarded against his pusuit" "Awaiting my angel who, as yet, remains mute". I'd also insert the word 'set' between 'heart' and 'afire' in the 2nd verse." -- R. Bennett Okerstrom.
"Love the image you created, so dark and powerful, i can almost feel you slipping under the spell." -- Just A Guy.
"I like the suggestions above. Very good work though." -- Sylvia.
"R. Bennett- Suggestions taken. Thank you for all your help. It sounds much better now. JAG- Yeah, I'm afraid I am, he's getting hard to resist... Thanks Sylvia." -- Tessa.
"Seems to me that you want to meet him.Dont create that reality you just might not get what you bargained for ." -- Stuart Eric Longridge, Belfast .
"I'm well aware of my demon(s)/the temptation that I'm fighting... makes for great inspiration, AND I'm taking pleasure in testing my principles/resolve and writing about it... Thanks for the caution though! ;) " -- Tessa.
"perhaps.......just perhaps....you should think about pulling your own dark temptress out and fight fire with fire." -- august.
"August- And tempt the devil or the angel? Heh, heh... I'll work on it. ;) " -- Tessa.
"I understand the temptation all too well Tessa! I am fighting my own battle with the devil. This time I intend to win. The angel is there awaiting you." -- JM.
"Pssssst. It's me, the Devil. I whisper temptation to your elation. I draw you closer, closer with every word. It's not absurd. Forget what you've heard. There is no angel to save your soul, to keep you from me, to stop my goal. I will have you soon enough. I know it's rough. But I am too tough. These dreams and whispers will continue, to follow you through day and night. You can run, you can hide, you can even fight. But your truest feelings, they will emerge. You'll finally get what you deserve. And you'll be in the devil's world. You won't hold back, your love unfurled. " -- The Devil.
"We'll see!" -- JM.
"Pssssst. It's me again. Patiently waiting for you to give in. Patiently waiting for unholy sin. Patiently waiting for this tale to begin. Patiently waiting I'm not a Pagan. You dream of me nightly and daily you wish. You'd bring home an angel to stop this anguish. But I've told you before that there is no escape. With me you'll end up with so why make me wait? " -- The Devil.
"I don't know about Tessa, but devil, you don't know the dogged determination of this bull. You just keep right on waiting!" -- JM.
"I have no interest in you JM. Get your own devil. I'm all Tessa's." -- The Devil.
"I have no interest in you or any other devil! I have angels and the devil has no power against them. I hope Tessa comes to that realization also. " -- JM.
"I've seen your reviews around this site JM. You don't have nearly enough angels to rescue you from what you write about yourself. Maybe you should go in search of a few more rather than interfering in my quest. Good day!" -- The Devil.
"Tessa, devils have many skeletons in their firey closet- usually lovely and young ladies who have been used and had their soul diffused-your not going to be another- ARE YOU!?" -- August.
"Well, well, well... I see my devil is truly coming after me. Ah, the words do draw me in... Well, Devil- you have made yourself known to all, haven't you? Good stuff- you should post that other poem for everyone to read too, so they can see why I am so mesmerized by you... Shall we tell the complete story? Seems as though we've got everyone's interest... LOL!And they're all rooting for me. Hmmmm... What shall my reply be to all of these posts? I do have a poem in the works... But I'm waiting to see if my angel has the power to save me for I do not want to be just another skeleton in your fiery closet. To be continued..." -- Tessa.
"No need to share the story with everyone. It's you I'm interested in. Not them. " -- The Devil.
"I see... Maybe I should change the title to "Hunted"? " -- Tessa.
"Tessa- Your friends are your angels, we are here for you! Stay away Devil! She is too beautiful inside and out for you." -- Acheliah, Heaven's Gate.
"Acheliah, huh? I had to look you up! LOL! Um, angels are all good, but you're... quite an interesting one! Thanks for watching over me, I guess! ;)" -- Tessa.
"Girl- I'm obviously the angel guarding over you! Aren't you getting enough attention? I just didn't mean for The Devil to fall for you too!" -- Acheliah.
"Tessa has fallen for me. No angel is strong enough to protect her now." -- The Devil.
"Achelia- LOL! Not the guarding kind of angel, are you? The Devil- Yes, I have fallen for you. For your dark poetry, I am eternally yours. But, I do believe that I am still within the protection of the Light and have managed to stay out of your wicked clutches! ;P" -- Tessa.
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