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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: September 12, 2019      Views: 72

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Marine engineer and drifter now retired to my home in NE Thailand with my wife, family and a mongrel dog.

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Not a happy poem
"Dark Thoughts" by PeterRHW

Flame flickers, fetid smoke, the candle dies.
I plunge toward the void wherein I'll drown
In darkness, where desires and dreams likewise
Lie shattered as the Autumn leaves of brown.

My mouth struck dumb, all joyous words now fled.
Cold sightless, soulless eyes no hope impart.
Here, smothered in this shroud of night, I dread
Drear loneliness, cold talons pierce my heart.

So deaf my ears, no murmurs can I hear,
All passion lost, both mind and spirit numb.
Night's darkness wraps me in this cloak of fear
That I should die before the daylight comes.

And from that deepest darkness claws the pain
To know I'll never see your face again.


Poem with a dark or scary theme. writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a poem of any type, with a dark theme.
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