The dark side of the moon called to me again.

Etchings of Madness

Inside the quiet room unseen entities speak
Whispering silent noises heard only by the weak.
Dirges of desperation play upon the ailing mind.
Howls of horrid thoughts reach decibels unkind.
Watch the lonely vessel bang the screeching skull
While spirits of the ages castigate and cull.
Demonic incantations raise the dead to walk.
Ghosts of Hell's dominion scurry and talk
Of mystery and magic cast upon the earth.
Inside the quiet room, Damnation's given birth.
Souls of insanity scratch etchings upon the wall.
Hear their pleas for mercy in vacant tainted halls.
Garrison of satanic soldiers march the beat of death.
Gasping, rasping sounds suck the madman's breath.
Wake from this nightmare chilled with acrid sweat.
See the etching on the wall; your name in blood is wet.

Kathy Lockhart



Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2007-02-06 at 05:46

Tags Madness  Depression  Occult 

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dott Print text Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
beautifully descriptive language to portray the macabre, sombre atmosphere of what lurks and threatens in the darkness of this poem's world... very eerie and chilly kind of write... sincerely liked it very much, it's very well-written... :f *hug* xx

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
A breathtaking poem!*deep breath*Zombies can come to life. . . Oh!and the last line gives me the chills!*shivering* "See the etching on the wall; your name in blood is wet."

Phyllis J. Rhodes
I don't think I would ever want to sleep again with this happening in my mind! It's an awful price to pay- a hellish night - for a great poem. This calls for an exorcisim!

Rob Graber
Line 12 truly takes the cake, to this reader's taste!

realy nice

Yes EAP came to my mind too and Lord of The Rings. Well executed!

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
Katherine this is a chill poem in the mood of Edger Alan Poe lololol

it a very well and awesome imaginative text well done rgds mike