Haunted Darkness

Dark
twisted hallways
buried deep
seen only
when half asleep
memories
of horror
rage
pain
begin to stir
begin to stretch
grave worms clawing to the surface.
Walk in a fugue
diseased mind
any out
any way
running
never sure why
from what
only searching
seeking
escape
haunted nightmares.
Grievous pain
knife wounds
stabbed tip
over
over
over
digging hole
to feel
if only for a while.
Bruised eyes
sleep
in death
in life
monsters wait
demons
vampires
no retreat.
This is life
abused
mistrusted
alone
no friends are near
endless screams
pummel
broken skin
anything to stop feeling
anything to eradicate……
haunted memories.
©Feb. 11/20
Picture is my own

Slew the Dragon

****7 days****

Tap tap tap
pencil on the table
used to focus my thoughts
words come with reluctance.
I do not want to share.
I do not want sympathy.
I do not want to see your face shutter
unable to comprehend
unable to understand.
I want you to hear
what was done
how I rose to overcome.
Darkness turned into light
tears into smiles
blackness pushed back
as I revel in my truth.
My life.
I dance with abandon
where once I would have been afraid.
Evil pervades
stalwart
inching forward
encroaching
blocking the sunlight
blocking the truth that should have been mine.
Have you ever seen a child
dance under the sky
face lifted
eyes closed
spinning around
certain the earth will catch them
as they fall?
Have you ever seen a child
cower in the corner
eyes turned
closed
not wanting to see
not wanting to feel
desperate to disappear?
Knock on the door
pry open the block in my mind
see the vile ink
pour free.
Monsters
big
small
consumed my heart
my soul.
Now though……
I am taking it back…..
Monster Slayer Supreme.
©Dec. 16/19
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Demon Buffet

Inspired by today’s Word of the Day Challenge Spooky I am really having fun let my dark side out to play.

Eyes aglitter
peering through the cracks
seeking
I know you are here
somewhere
I need to wait
your scent will find me
leading me to your den.
Your fear
riding on the wind
pheromones
teasing
taunting
wrapping around me
calling me forth
I am coming for you
one two three.
Stealth
moving within the night
pale face
ragged tipped nails
nightmare
daymare
I am everywhere.
I hear the crash
head comes up
I know where to go
I hear your scream
the trap has be tripped
you have no where to go
no where to hide.
Cold dank air
mist crawling over the floor
I creep
you crawl
trying to escape
blood trails behind.
Lick lap
slowly you collapse
a trail of blood to sate me
here I come
watch my fun
as I begin to eat you.

©Oct. 26/19
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Word of the Day Challenge #56-Untitled Poem

Bruised
battered
staggering to my feet
the punches
they keep on coming
will they ever stop?
Haggard
face pinched
hair a tangled mess
eyes
blackened with lack of sleep
afraid of the dragons
nibbling at my mind
at my soul
nightmares ridden solely for my terror.
Black hole opening
stark nothingness
standing a the edge
staring down
stomach in a lurch.
I don’t want to jump.
I don’t want to die.
Drooling fiends at my back
edging closer
yipping
with carnivorous desire.
Certain
I will succumb
I will remain defeated
feast upon befouled emotions
gorging until satiated.
Deflated
I stumble backwards
lip crumbling beneath my feet…..
free falling
soaring through the air
caught within the current
buffeted
side to side
close my eyes
waiting for…..
gentle bump
set to my feet
open my eyes to….
golden sunrise
beauty in the sky
today I am the winner
today I am alive.
©Sept. 1/19
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Subvert

**I submitted two poems to The New Yorker. This is one of the two. I obviously was rejected but I can say with pride I was rejected by The New Yorker.***
There is an evil rot within
leaching from the heart
any illusion
that there remains some good.
Time and time again
it has been proven
that society has become doomed
trading away
ethics
morals
basic humanity.
Twisting and subverting
with each falsehood told
embraced
with zeal
religious fevor
becoming the very demon
decried as the enemy.
We have failed.
We have lost our way.
One by one
we have been corrupted
by lies
by slight of hand
and the tears that are wept
fall between the cracks
in this desert land.
©Feb. 23/18
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Damnation

I hate you
hissed the voice
across the ether of time.
Roiling ripping away
tearing my soul
ending my fears with a dagger deep.
Falling unable to stop
death seems so preferable
until I realize I am….
in a free fall all the way down.
Fires flame
lava errupts
demons scatter
leaving behind the damned.
A cacophony of voices
demanding
insistent that I…..
I alone
can save them
release them
from the nightmares they must face
as part of their damnation.
Photo by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash

Nightmare Beings

Nightmare beings
fall from the sky
wings held back
as they dive
looking for the score.
For each terror
for each torment
the devils do march
ferocious snarls
teeth bared
the protectors of children spent.
Tossed up
caught within a web
tangled within sins
unrepented.
Black widow venom
shoots through the veins
paralyzing
immobilizing
filling one with dread.
Wrapped within silken strands
I watch as you struggle
your freedom an illusion.
I shall eat your heart
the way you stole my dreams
remorseless
with blood dripping from my mouth.
Jay-lyn Doerksen
June 17/18