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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #555 on: August 04, 2019, 12:15:29 pm »
Calculating minx
Spinning seductive intrigue
Meaning not a word


Time and time again
From dawn to dusk
Enraptured I stand
Cascading emotions
Rich with memory
Flood my mind
Drenching my soul
Cast in moonlight
Pale and ethereal
I whisper your name
But there is no answer
Only the sighing wind
Through mourning willows

This wicked game we play each night
Tormenting each other knowing it’s not right
Secrets and shadows are where we meet
Bound to those rules that give us no peace
This is so wrong yet still feels so good
Denying ourselves nothing while caught in the mood

Bewitching courtesans in fragrant display
Beautify this world as colourful bouquets
Smouldering eyes and captivating Cupid’s
Do play love’s game among luscious orchids

Moth to the flame
She drew them in
One by one
Addicted to sin

Too hot to handle
Some did get burned
Unmanned and bitter
Cast off and spurned

Yet still she glowed
Radiant and serene
A jewel beyond price
Coveted as any queen

The night shields
What the heart craves
Enfolding velvet
Black as sin
Wraps sweetly around
This world we’re in
Flesh on flesh
Skin on skin
Bathe in our heat
Cascading emotion
Sensations coil
Hot blood pools
Heart beats pound
The closer we pull

#CarnalVerse 242
Enamoured devotion
Written in the stars
Pledging our love
The future is ours

Hatred and lies
We left far behind
They cannot poison
This love we did find


Dance me away under a midnight moon
Waltz me unto paradise bewitched by stars
Wrapped in the safe haven of your strong arms
This silver light enchantment is forever ours

#moonmystic 18
In the dead of night
When the north wind blows
Hammering at the doors
Rattling all the windows
Then do I curl in upon my side
Hugging my pillows close
Beneath blankets I try to hide
Missing your heat
The feel of you near
Then do I feel you
Comforted without fear

All that I am
I give to you
All that I will be
I devote to you
In your eyes
I am more
Than I ever dreamt
You arms the safe haven
My soul was seeking

#BlackDahliaProse 431

Our secret hideaway
Hidden from view
The world shut out
It’s just we two

Where none can see
Or know we’re there
This is our place
Our canyon of privacy


Catching moments
Fluttering gently
Float on by
Dream weaver butterflies
Precious n delicate
Barely there
Then gone
Chromatic horizons
Bejewelled brilliance
Chase out the dark
Let in the light
A brand new day
A new life

Many rooms has my cavernous mind
Some open while some are locked
Secrets lurk in shadowed corners
Waiting to trip the unwary thought
Enslaving forever a guilty conscience
Trapped in a #cellar black as Hell


In my heart I give you absolution
But my mind argues against redemption
Be grateful you’re not on trial risking your life
Nor that am I the jury toying with a legal knife


Whisper your desire
Wrap your tongue around your wish
Carnal lust satisfied


Time is upon us
Fate plays her hand
Destiny awaits us
Let’s take a stand

One day at a time
Or so we thought
The sands have run out
The ending we sought

Look to the front
Heed not what’s behind
The future before us
The stars have aligned



Split second timing
Blink of an eye
Monster had it coming
The guy had to die

Finger on the trigger
Steady as a rock
Right between the eyes
His head on a block

#SlamWords R1 #noir

Mysterious circumstances?
Or so the Police report said
What? Are they fools?
The corpse was shot full of lead!

#SlamWords R2 #noir

A ghost in the night
No one had seen
Disappeared down some alley
The Godfather’s Queen

Gone missing with the loot
Took off and running
Put out the word, boys
This gal’s got it coming

#SlamWords R3 #noir

Sirens scream a warning
Strobing lights flash bright
Stilettos pound the streets
Shadows flare in the night

She’s running from the law
Everyone she ever knew
$$$$ weighing her down
A guilty conscience too

#SlamWords R4 #noir

Bagged and tagged
Tossed in a van
No rest for the wicked
All that’s left of the Man

Coppery tang of blood
Murder in the air
It’s St Valentines all over again
But no one seems to care

#SlamWords R5 #noir

Painting bloody patterns
Lurid abstracts on a slab
Gory brilliance under light
Dripping still upon the floor

The soul may be gone
If ever he had one
Silent he’s still speaking
Artistic “smoking gun”

#SlamWords R6 #noir
Under the cover of darkness
Black shroud of blind despair
The gal’s still running hard
Careening swiftly down some stairs

The subway is her refuge
They’ll never find her there
Tracking without conscience
She hasn’t got a prayer

#SlamWords R7 #noir

Her momma done told her
A long long time ago
Use what the good Lord gave you
Let that be your weapon of choice
For the shameful truth is
This is a man’s world, honey
And you’ll never have a voice

#SlamWords R8 #noir

Trail of clues and questions
Even a blind man could follow
Money, drugs and gold
A harsh pill to swallow
A philanthropist on the surface
Cruel crime boss underneath
Fooling everyone he met
He deserves the goddamn wreath

#SlamWords R9 #noir

Tale of a life gone in a flash
A dead woman now walking
She’s keeping all the cash
In the aftermath of murder
Grim death in the night
She may look back in sorrow
But knows what she did
And did it very well
Still it feels so right

#SlamWords R10 #noir
Like water down a drain
Oozing life bled away
Once a soul fighting for breath
Now with time ticking away
He was a stiffening corpse
Ravaged and broken
Left on the floor

#SlamWords R1 #noir

Like a punch to the gut you didn’t see coming
The knife in the back when you were running
Hiding in plain sight when no one knew
She was the poison mixed in a cruel brew
She’d take them down from the inside
One by one she’d watch them all die

#SlamWords R2 #noir
Cold blooded murder
But what did they know
Fingerprints and smears
Are all that would show
Not hers, though, mind
She’d watched n learned
Paid her dues, too
They all had it coming
When the whole house blew

#SlamWords R3 #noir
Lies and deception
Her momma taught her well
Smile all the time, love
And send them to Hell

Suspicions and secrets
Never cast her way
A blonde angel walking
Waiting for the day

Morals and corruption
Never far away
They bled the city dry
She’d make them pay

#SlamWords R4 #noir

Hard boiled gumshoe
Ten pack a day guy
Thought he’d seen it all
But this was new to his eye
Just didn’t make sense
Didn’t add up
Gut instinct screaming
Louder than those sirens
Through layers of smoke
Sharp eyes searched
Determined to find
Elusive betrayals

#SlamWords R5 #noir

Sleight of hand was all it took
Red herrings and misdirection
Send them running down the wrong path
Send them hunting for another connection
Patsies each and every one
She’d be long gone and far away
Before they realised they were wrong

#SlamWords R6 #noir
End of an era
Cruel end of dreams
When nothing is ever
Quite as it seems

A city in flames
Sodom & Gomorrah
Gold was the God
And worshipped by all

Built on blood
Fear & a gun
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to run

Had to burn
Had to die
I lit the match
Sweet cleansing pyre

#SlamWords R7

Wolf on the prowl
Stalking the night
Scenting her fear
Scenting her plight

“Come out, come out
Wherever you are
Tis futile to hide
You won’t get far”

Savage and bitter
Cruel was his mind
She’d burned his father
No trace would they find

#SlamWords R8

Proof of guilt?
That you’ll never find
Buried too deep
Thrown to the wind
Tossed in the gutter
Burned in the night
I’ll never talk
Cat’s got my tongue
Forget you ever knew me
Just let me go
Don’t waste your time
No one needs to know

#SlamWords R9

Running away fast
Dollars and stardust forgive
The mess left behind

#SlamWords R10 #haiku


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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #556 on: August 17, 2019, 02:54:06 pm »
Stained with madness divine
I walk the land that is mine
My doomed soul burned black
Raw and bitter poisonous crack
Spreading poison with venomous ease
Death trails in my wake
                                           A carpet of morbid disease

375 #DarkLines
📷Ian Espinosa
Celestial stars grace the beautiful darkness
A purity of purpose across the heavens
Unveiling the divine feminine of destiny
Foretold in mysterious prophecies
Translated by ageless Magi hermits
Lost among the illustrious mountains

📷1)Lindsay Rapp 2)Flora Borsi
Rumours ran like #wildfire
Burning goodwill to cinder
I ran so far yet not far enough
Unable to outrun the conflagration
That devoured my prints to ash

Lost in veils of misty tranquility
Where songbirds sing and willows grow
Clandestine assignations are sweetly made
Between curious strangers no one will know

#blackdahliaprose 434
How sharp the dagger
Tool of your wicked deceit
To pierce a soft heart


We left the world behind
Ran until we ran out of road
Never once looked back
Blessed days we now call our own


Bound for #glory
Flags unfurled
They road into legend
Brave and true
With naked steel flashing
They flowed downhill
Their foe now turning
A brutal time to kill
As Autumn leaves fell
Shrouding the fallen
A shot echoed loud
A victorious yell


Frosted stars
Cold and distant
Guard amethyst secrets
Throughout eternity
Charcoal sins
Tarred reputations
Bittersweet betrayals
Cruel deceptions
Rumbling echoes
Spilling over
Threading thru time
Always there
Traitorous poison
Treacherous blood


Crimson lips whisper
Curling tongues dance
Salacious seduction
Wrapped in tangled touch
While silent mirrors watch
And motions turn urgent
Tempestuous desires
Become rampant needs
Drenched sensations
Locked in licentious exploration

#CarnalVerse 245

Walk with me, now
To the Bridge of Tears
And there shall we pause
Amidst this forest mine
Where mystery & magic
In psyche deeply embedded
Do swirl in the waters
That rush far below
Sweeping melancholy
To where weeping willows grow

#NatureVerse 175

2-Frederic Oger

A #shell of a man
All that was left
When they pulled him out
Of the hornets nest
That hell torn ground
Nothing now
Behind his eyes
Damnation and guilt
Still terrorise
The spirit now lost
But not quite dead
He’ll return
When he’s ready
And his ghosts
Laid to rest

Brewing tempest
Boiling skies
It’s now or never
The Four Horsemen ride

Into the storm
From the East
To Hell and back
We race the Beast

On a lonely road
Where crossroads meet
We’ll make a stand
Or die on our feet

📷Evgeny Kuklev
“Cherry Blossom Thunder”
Stranger names out there
Breezing through life
With sandalwood charm
She’s a joyous soul dancing
Through everyone’s lives
Her honeysuckle breath
Tempting the beguiled
As patchouli potions
In luscious scents
Sooth stressful worries away


Super size me, please
No such thing as much too big
Just give it to me!


Bullets rained
Lead confetti
Black on black
Frown on frown
The cops came running
A banging on the door
We made a quick exit
Stampede on the floor
That was the night
Oh what night
And we left ‘em hanging
Begging for more

An #explosion of colour
Psychedelic extravaganza
Bursting brilliance
Exuberant hues
Rainbows n unicorns
Fantasy in motion
A captivating wonderland
In glorious confusion


His touch orchestrated a #symphony of sensation
Playing upon alabaster skin with dexterous skill
A maestro of perfection in tune with my desire


Memories linger behind spellbound eyes
So many whispers haunting my mind
Of an Avalon where Merlin’s advice
In soft portent did ominously foretell
The fall of Arthur to Destiny’s sword
That no crystal ball could mysteriously reveal



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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #557 on: September 07, 2019, 05:52:09 am »
He hung the moon
Silvered jewel
In a stardust sky
Because she asked

#BardBits 355

Captivating in every detail
The very essence of beauty
Gracious in her caring touch
Harmonious and passionate
For the crown she wore
Wherever in this land she went
This sceptred gem of an isle
She gave of herself so much
A gilded yet invincible reign

#BardBits 356
Fathoms deep
Yo ho ho!
The Devils Deep
Where mermaids roam
For he who would dare
Thrill seeking search
Treasures lie there
Amidst Dead Men’s bones
That only the bold
& greedy of soul
Shall brave the depths
For the addiction of gold

Image = Aesthetics
I see you quietly standing
Within shifting shadows deep
#Lingering without moving
What’re you waiting for?
Is moving on so difficult?
What is it here you still cling to?
Silent yet watchful I feel you
A guardian angel but for whom?
Or a reaper waiting to guide? Me?

I breathe
I close my eyes
I feel the kiss of a breeze
I lay back and gaze at the skies
Reflected focus of all that can be
In a perfect world for you & me
Where there is calm and
Sweet tranquility

Farewell, my love, farewell
Sweet sorrow shall be my friend
For now until we meet again

#ashverse sp32

In the sweet quiet secretive hours
Lost somewhere twixt dusk and dawn
Two souls converge where none can see
In the erotic shadow dance too long denied
This grindingly slow seduction of the mind
That feeds the craving of carnal addiction

#CarnalVerse 249

The legends foretell
Or so I believe
That what we desire
We may not receive
Within those hearts
That once did beat
Where angels walk
Silent & unseen
Hushed & abandoned
Delayed empty vessels
We pray for them
& the Demons they wrestle

📷John C. Wright (Forest Angel)


How #brightly the sun does shine today
Troubles and worries all fading away
So let’s raise a glass to a weekend of fun
Chilling in the garden & the barbecue done

Sin spilling desire
Object of forbidden lust
Pity my longing


A wasteland does sorrow make
Of a tortured soul encased in ice
This empty belonging cast aside
Betrayal of a love left far behind
So damn what I’m becoming
Curse this spirit yearning to be free
Tomorrow is but a whispered promise
Fragile delicate precious & ethereal

#ashverse 33
Echoing dreams of a time long ago
Siren songs sing of SINday delights
Swirling mysteriously within my mind
To seduce the soul to euphoric rapture


In tangled laughter we entwine
Lips spilling scarlet ink promises
Upon untouched porcelain flesh
The soupy fog of sweet uncertainty
Ever deepening as hours unfold
Releasing scented jasmine virtues
Beneath a star scattered night sky

The sweet with the sour
Duality of nature
Calls to the soul
Evoking emotions
The passion and fire
The addiction and desire
What lies beneath
Hidden from view
Is the fragility and power
That lives within you

📷Melanie Furtado (Divine Feminine bas-relief art)

Sometime lies hide
The deepest truths
Between the cracks
Within broken breaths
On the other side
Of you and fear
Awaits a dawning hope
But whisper it softly
Comforting cashmere
Wraps a heart beating
Innocent and pure
The anticipation so fleeting


Twas in the #gloaming
That special time
When I saw him first
Afore he was mine

With eyes so black
And hair such too
He drew me in
I was his to do

So bid me farewell
I have to leave
Remember me fondly
Tis no time to grieve

📷The Gloaming by Nightt-Angell
Leaves #rustle underfoot
Hastening steps beat a tattoo
Trailing blood still stains

“Bit #presumptuous”

#what, I’m just sitting here”

“Yeah, but you’re on my front porch”

“Oh, I didn’t know it was yours”

“And you’re drinking my beer”

“Didn’t know that either”

“And yet you’re still just sitting here and drinking it”


A heart possessed
A soul consumed
Angelic protection
In a world marooned
Where madness flows
An unstemmed tide
Terror eclipsing
In a roller coaster ride
To touch the divine
To reach the stars
This captured essence
Of everything we are


Satiate my mind
Whisper my name to the stars
Wrap me in crimson

#haikulust #haiku
They’re not the kind of calling cards a gal likes to receive 😈

Chocolates I’d prefer
Roses too would be nice
But not so much a body
Left still chilling on ice


Dance upon my grave
Shake rattle and roll devil
Killing time and me


Wistful wishes
This time for me
Set finally free
To spread my wings
Start over again
Look to the future
Wide open horizons
So watch me fly
Take that leap
I’m now in charge
My fortune to seek


My dark passenger
Always there
Goading emotions
Stirring hate
Igniting fear
I’ve given enough
Count my scars
Bereft of hope
I’m breaking down
Memories of dreams
Torment me still
I cannot go on
My soul so cold
Jealously killed

📷G. Basura

A hop a skip and a great big jump
Building excitement making blood pump
A blind leap of faith into the future

#SlamWords #27thEdition

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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #558 on: September 20, 2019, 07:33:08 pm »
Wonderful prose Lady Winter's Tale ☺💓


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« Reply #559 on: September 21, 2019, 05:04:46 pm »
Rosy hues
To color her world
Ever hopeful
She dances through life
Her heart
As a window
Open to all
Such an incurable romantic

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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #560 on: September 22, 2019, 01:13:02 pm »
Slam of a door
Key in the lock
Fresh start for me
Time to depart

Where shall I go?
What to do now?
Who do I know?
Whatever life will allow

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 1
Smoother than velvet
Hotter than sin
His words like honey
They drew me slowly in

Should’ve known better
Or so I believed
But that lothario seduced me
Boy was I deceived!

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 4
Should I stay?
Swallow my pride?
Or leave right now
Turn the tide?
Which one is best?
My mind is aswirl
About to explode
Make a choice, dammit!
Just pick a road!

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 3
Willow fronds drifting
Lazy and mellow
While sweet waters babble
Beside wildflower meadows

Here shall I lie
Beneath Summer skies
As clouds in billow
Float high in the sky

#SlamWords #27thEdition 9
Joint was jumpin’
That hot July night
Bourbon was flowing
Poor sap was doomed
From the first look
To the last ball
Watched him sweat

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 5
Here we are
Once again
Face to face
Familiar refrain

Life repeats
If we but see it
Again and again
Too blind to see it

But not this time
A new perspective
Is what I need
I’ve become too introspective

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore - 6
Dream Weaver
Where do U hide?
Spreading yr magic
In my mind’s eye

Free falling spirits
Whispering wind
Mysterious magic
The secrets within

Of a hiding heart
2 caged 2 live
U reveal much
Allow it 2 give

Yesterday today
A new start
1 step forward
To opening my heart

So fiercely he stood
Sword clasped in hand
Eyes ready for blood
And mine at that
With first a step
Then another
He advanced on me
“Bold move, my brother”
I goaded with insolence
Watching for weakness
In this our deadly dance

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 7
Magpie eyes devour
Glitter & shine
Baubles & gems
Sparkling in sunshine

A pirates ransom
Before my eyes
Awaiting the taking
Million dollar prize

Deny it all you want
But money always talks
And this is calling my name
So toward it I shall walk

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore 8
Lost in the dark
Drawing a blank
Compass broken
My boat now sank
Drowning slowly
Disappearing world
How cold and lonely
To a shy nervous girl

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore - 9

Oh we laughed
Maybe cried
Along the way
All that we tried
Both good and bad
The highs and lows
We’ve experienced them all
Travelling this road
From beginning to end
Let’s all take a bow
And raise our ink swords
To the wonderful #SlamWords

#SlamWords #27thEdition #encore - 10
Witchcraft in crimson
Sultry gaze surrendering
Hot combustion

Confessions in Church
Holy water to purify
Sunday sinners kneel


Eastern wind caress
Casbah infused senses sigh
Oasis delights


Fingertip scrawl designs love’s young dream
Tender and soft upon skin a silken cream
Unlacing her bows with aching precision
He presses soft kisses in adoring admiration
Pinafore ribbons fall in tumbling profusion
Her shattering eyes offering Heaven’s illusion


Torn out
Anchors away
Without compass
Upon horizons
Without name
I’m a shadow walking
Sick of the game


When ghosts speak the universe waits
A resonating solitude lingers
The air suffused with unquiet secrets
Swirling in a suffocating miasma
While far beneath still waters
That opaque depths conceal
Pain and mourning writhe
In absolution’s chains surreal

📷Dylan Furst

Among the stars
Shining bright
I spun for eons
Around the light
Always hoping
Never knowing
Would we meet again
That it wasn’t the end
I heard yr voice
Within my heart
It wasn’t a dream
It was the start
Fall & I’ll catch U
Hold U so close
Remembering the past
That very 1st rose

Nocturnal notes chime gently
Stirred by gentle breezes ethereal
Tree shadows move in graceful waves
Designing mysterious patterns
Thrown by salt water sunset rays
That linger through an Autumnal dusk
To bathe the work in a rhapsodic glow


Beware the temptation of the Devil in Blue
Waves of satin drape curves of pure sin
With one hip roll she’ll fell you like an oak
Along the forest path beneath midnight skies
The depths of her ocean soul untapped
Yet moon shallow breaths betray her craving

I’m coming around again
Wave as I pass by

#lunar madness calls
The wolf within loudly howls
Scent of blood beckons


That first love so real
#somersault emotions churn
Crash and burn too fast

#Lustful loins aching
Burgeoning desires heighten
Carnal cavorting


The witching hour
Or so they call it
When desires stir
And passions rouse

Neon lights bathe
Passion’s dark dance
Two strangers locked
In tango erotica embrace

Lost in their world
Where none can intrude
Entwined and devoured
A salacious interlude

📸 Aesthetics
#carnalverse 256

Tasting passion
Hot liquid heat
The flames build
Conflagration peaks

Quench the fire
Skin upon skin
Drenching desire
Sin upon sin

Pleasure upon pleasure
Always craving the bite
The whip lashing burn
Of your butter soft leather

📸Anatol Misnikou
#CarnalVerse 256

Timeless beauty caught
Precious #amber gems glisten
Nature’s bounty found


Forbidden desires
Sweet mysterious secrets
Longing denial


Pumpkin spice
And all things nice
Scent of woodsmoke
Wafting upon the breeze
The end of Summer
Saying goodbye
But Halloween awaits
Apple cider and bonfires
Fall calls us home
Thanksgiving and family
Then it’s Christmas
The very best time of all

 #BardBits 286

Dark desires betray a dark mind
An angry soul howling his betrayal
Vengeance sought in bloody retribution
For the devastation of the heart torn away
While the soul is left screaming in mutilation

#ashverse 36

The slow descent
Spiralling downward
A beautiful madness
Of whispering voices
Stirring crazy doubts
Shimmering echoes
A soul once devout
The art of drowning
Sinking with style
While waving goodbye
And wearing a smile

📸1)Brooke Shaden 2)Luca Dahl

Find someone who quiets all of the voices in your head
From the whispering conscience to the strident worrier
Who’ll soothe them all with love to sibilant silence
Wrapping me close within the safe haven of your arms

Thank you to @QuiteTheCurious for the inspiration 👏
Ephemeral memories of love
Echo still within my mind
Though now you are gone
The space so empty beside me
That once you filled with life
Warms my soul when I remember
Your touch and the laughter
The all encompassing beauty of you


As the universe spun
Mysterious confusion
I held you so close
Caught in rapturous illusion
Feeling your heat
Your breath on my skin
My heart skipped a beat
As my eyes drank you in
My love from the future
My desire from the past

Yearning hearts die hard
Won’t give up no way no how
Hope fires the craving

Imagine my smile
Crimson lips curving softly
Inviting a kiss


Whisky rough words growled
Smouldering gaze devours
Unadulterated passion spills
In carnal temptation
Throwing shadows cavorting
In wild abandon upon neon walls
As windows shield curious eyes
From such outrageous desires

#verseangel 300

Awareness deepens
Trip stumble and fall in love
Consuming desire


Every breath
Every beat
Every thought
Turns to you

In my #marrow
In my veins
In my blood
All for you

Your touch
Your voice
Your scent
Everything is you


Hazy lazy days of Summer
Amidst meadows sweet
Blooms bursting with blossom
Seduce the mind with scent
Lay me down whispering love
Heat of the sun upon us
Sip strawberry wine from my lips
While grazing fingertips trace
Seduction on dew drenched skin

#CarnalVerse 258

Splendour in the grass
Beneath Summer skies
Long lingering looks
Desire in her eyes

Feed her passion
Fulfill the craving
Be the lover she needs
Her consummate haven

#CarnalVerse 258
Bathed in neon
The city sighs
Crimson relief
Acquisitive eyes

Don’t stop now
Feel the rhythm
The night is envious
Sensuality a given

Curtains wide
The view unshielded
Let yourself go
The watchers unheeded

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#CarnalVerse 258

The flame of desire burns even hotter
This sweet trepidation before we meet
That tightens the sinews of my heart
To sultry knots of lustful craving
With sensations effervescing
Cascading drenching Autumn rain
Saturating balm for a parched core



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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #561 on: September 29, 2019, 01:15:32 pm »
How silver the moon
Untouchably serene still
So far from rescue


The Dragon shall rise
As the Leopard shall fall far
Blood shall drench the land


Once upon a time
In the #garden of Eden
Or so it begins....

#vss365 #haiku
Lingering temptations
Cruel delectations
The seential taste of you
Sweet luscious sensuality
Leading me inward
Heady unchartered trails
Where wildflower whispers
And teasing murmurs
Spark the consuming flame
Combustion setting my core alight
Upon my tongue your name


Power and control
My name a low groaned mantra
Flexing loins beckon

Cinnamon spice
Upon his lips
Tastes so good
Tempting sips
The fire burns
The blaze consumes
Feeding the hunger
As passion blooms

What you do to me
Upside down
Inside out
What I was before
Lost and alone
You gave me sanctuary
You became my home
Bravery and boredom
Things of the past
You’re my guardian angel
I pray this will last

#BardBits 391
Gypsy melodies float upon the air
Strumming our passion with seductive flair
A fleeting breeze caressing entwining forms
As climbing roses rain petals in a scented storm
Speaking without words everything is understood
Caressing scars to oblivion ‘neath a quiet dogwood
They called it #fireball
Some rotgut whisky
Harsh on the throat
Just downright risky

People went blind
Some said insane
But pour me another
Take my chances
All the same

Falling into bedroom eyes
Deep as the wild ocean
Blue as Summer skies
Enslaved by desire
Falling deeper
Hushed lips sigh
Of secrets untold
In the midnight hour
We’ll see them unfold
Exotic whispers
Richly spiced
Promise pleasure
Are you enticed?


Vanishing in roiling veiled mist
Ethereal will-o-the-wisps dance
Their subtle seduction of the senses
Concealing a dark mystery within
Where silver thorns in moonlight gleam
With the hungry gaze of a carnal succubus

1) C. Dodgson 2) Aesthetics

The biggest adventures are waiting
For those with an open mind
Who aren’t afraid to take the leap
Or discover what they couldn’t find
So many possibilities
Each with little stories
In whimsical ink
Playfully done
We’ll write our own ending
& it’ll be fun

📸Ben Hacer

Strains of violin
Harpsichord and mandolin
Harmony of life

I didn’t hesitate
Dived right in
Now I’m drowning
In carnal sin

Those crystal pools
Sparkling cerulean blue
Captured my heart
Reeled me right in

A love drugged marionette
To his masterful touch
In his hands I am putty
And I love him so much


Hungering for more
Craving so much
The sound of your voice
Caress of your touch
Insatiable appetite
Hot and needy
Aching for more
Perked and ready
Sweet melting core
Stretched and stroking
Dancing fingertips
Lure you downwards
Taste desire on my lips

#CarnalVerse 259
#consumed by greed
Hungering for more
Ignoring the bodies
Scattered on the floor

Climbing the ladder
All the way to the top
Taking the credit
For their sweat and work

Not caring one bit
No conscience at all
On the backs of others
The winner takes it all

Set my world alight with a twilight glow
With everything you say & everything you do
Stroking my soul with a whispered velvet touch
Have I told you yet how I love you so much?
The tattered fence that caged my heart
You overcame with loving honesty from the start

A Nightingale sang
Hummmingbirds flirted in time
The day you returned

How #stoic the Raven
Silent and watchful
Draped in mourning
Patient as the grave
He’s coming for you
You cannot escape
No malice intended
Just a messenger of Fate

389 #DarkLines

📸Valatin Petkov

#Demons and nightmares consume the night
Haunting a mind paralysed in fright

#crisp white linen upon a pristine table
Gleaming silverware in precision set
A stage prepared for a stellar performance
Of culinary seduction leading to romance

#BraveWrite 29
Strangers we were
Two souls in flight
Lost in the ether
No haven in sight

Then without warning
With no anticipation
We found each other
An electronic conflagration

A portal opened
Seductive communication
Stealing my heart
In romantic consummation

📸NutttyV Art
#carnalverse 260

Cruel embitterment descends
Suffocating cloud


Writhing in ecstasy
Senses indulge
Blind to propriety
Craving much more
Breath hitching higher
The rapture draws near
Sinews ever tightening
Heat lashing my skin
I’m a slave to the aching
Never ending glory of sin

#NRRTG #sensualsaturday
Masterful passion
Whipping senses to frenzy
Tongue lashing passion

A wolf’s pride and a valiant heart
Shall overcome the fear inside
This rise of madness consuming the mind
Tells me never run but I can hide
Concealing my nature
The true beast inside
Those memories like hellhounds
Ripping and tearing from the inside

#ashverse 37

In some lost valley a castle awaits
Where treasure is locked behind high gates
Hidden and stifled before her time
Within a chamber locked for a crime
Of loving a knight without permission
A rusty lock of pure enchantment
Guarding her well in her lonely perdition

#BardBits 396

Dark and brooding
Masculine domination
Command my senses



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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #562 on: September 29, 2019, 01:23:20 pm »
That meeting of the boy & girl, was in 1611 or 1612. They became close friends. Sometime over the next 4 years, they both fell in love. By then, copies of the KJV of the Bible had come to the colonies, and the two read to each other on the trail. The girl's father had become a merchant in Jamestown, and was wealthy. The boys father farmed, and boarded other town folks horses, but was hard pressed to acquire any riches. When the parents became aware of the children's feelings for each other... the girl's father was not happy. By 1617, he had decided to send his daughter back to England, on a merchant ship, to live with her aunt. The boy was heart broken, and wrote to his 'love' almost every day. She received a few letters, but most were intercepted by her aunt. In 1622, the native Indians attacked the town of Jamestown, and the young man was killed. One of over 400 that dark day. The young girl, at home in England never received another letter, and thought the young man had forgotten her.

"It was a cold evening in late March, by the Julian calendar, a Friday. That morning the last snow of the season had fallen, tho I would never know it. The natives came, unannounced as they always did, to trade turkeys and deer meat, berries and furs... for metal tools and 'fire'. Nothing seemed different than the last time they came. But shortly, I felt your presence, and could almost hear your voice... trying to warn me. The violence of the natives, using our own weapons and tools against us, was confounding and didn't seem real. I was thinking, I've fallen asleep, and this was just a nightmare. Then I was gouged by the small sword and knew. In the end, I was not bitter, as in my dying moments.... my thoughts were of you. ❤️


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Re: Winter's Tales
« Reply #563 on: October 06, 2019, 02:17:34 pm »
Molten heat flowing
Melting in masculine arms
All consuming flame


Calling nine one one
Demonic shadows cavort
Fear consumes my mind


Macabre shapes dance
Throw malevolent shadows
Yet I will be strong


Golden memories of sunrise in your arms
Wrapped so tight and close against harm
We walked the paths of knowledge once again
Pausing in our reminiscences of old friends
A once parched dying desert of hope
Now coming alive as horizons widen in scope
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Spontaneous combustion without hesitation
Exploding our world in fiery conflagration


Macabre ghosts in cruel mockery
Haunt the chaotic caverns of my mind
Echoing chambers so dark and deep
Home to demonic creatures that creep
Pray for my soul teetering upon the edge
The abyss does beckon beyond the ledge

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Darkness returns
Blessed shroud
A living death
Some call it
Shielded haven
I name it
Those prying eyes
Cruel and mocking
Always there
Hateful and deceiving
Follow the signs
Right to the end
‘Tis the witching season
My carnival friends

#MadVerse #MadCarnival

Mesmerising mystery
Dazzle my spirits


The city comes so alive at #night
She breathes and turns to the driving beat
Of a million hearts dancing in unison
To the glittering beauty of neon lights



Taken for a ride
Emotional carnival
Let the crazy out


By the light of a thousand dancing candles
Flickering islands aglow in the midnight gloom
Shall we pray for the souls still locked in combat
With demons that seep from the Pit of Doom


Violent delights
#murderous hearts turn bloody
Painting in crimson



Oblivion falls
Shadows do walk with spirits
Witching hour arrives


In finding myself
I lost sight of you

📸Intrepid travel


Roll up
Roll up
Come one
Come all
Step right up
See the mad
Take a spin
A little wild ride
Scream yourself hoarse
As you lose your mind
Ghouls are waiting
Mist and shadows
Macabre enticements
To steal your soul


#MadVerse #MadCarnival

Guilty switch tripped
Legally ripped to shreds
Judicial murder

#HaikuChallenge #haiku

He wanted my #blood
Promised everlasting life
Alas not for me...


Blood moon rising
Comets blaze the sky
Such demonic beauty
In the heavens tonight

Screams shatter
The fiery night
Shadows loom
And pass from sight

A satanic resurrection
The rituals commence
Sacrifices are made
From Hell are they sent

#atreyasverse #InstantEternal

Liquid pooling
A molten glow
Every word you say
Every single look
Draws me closer
Binds me deeper
You’re in my blood
Sunk right to the core
Setting me ablaze
Sensations aflame
Intensity builds
No longer a game
Taste the wonder
Of you on my tongue
The climax near
Heat of the sun❤️

Darkness consumes
What hides away
Silence a shroud
Unto the grave

Bury my heart
In an unmarked pit
I have no need
I can live without it


Forever my love
Eternity in a vow
Two souls entwined


Virtuous patience
‘Til the dying of the day
I shall wait for you

#inkmine #haiku

A grisly blood trail, fresh and still glistening in the moonlight, led deeper into the waiting forest.  The disturbing scene of slaughter amidst body parts scattered around betrayed a mind divorced from all humanity.  The rules had now changed.

#SlamWords #28thEdition R1

#SlamWords #28thEdition R2

Do they walk amongst us, hidden in plain sight?  Sociopathic tendencies reined in too tight until, with so many choices, they snap and bite.  The hunter unleashed violently upon the unheeding prey.  Shoot to kill never seemed so good.


Blood curdling screams shatter the night, yet the forest remains still in the chill moonlight.  The hunters close in, the blood trail so clear, fingers on the triggers, death is so near.  The undergrowth shivers and shakes as strange noises erupt...

#SlamWords #28thEdition R3

Bloody furrows carved by a cruel hand taking violent delight in the torturous branding of his unleashed lust upon the quivering innocent flesh.  Nicks and cuts are but a tantalising starter before the main course of slaughter begins...

#SlamWords #28thEdition - R7

Courage drains as swiftly as blood, the ragged remains of a man nailed to a tree holding my horrified gaze.  Choking down bile, the impaled cruelty chilled my marrow to eternal silence. There were no lines to be drawn anymore.  The rules had changed.

#SlamWords #28thEdition - R8

Shadows prowl in shifting melancholy the desecrated graveyard forgotten by all.  In gory satanic benediction written on the headstones are the demonic names to raise the dead, risen this night to the howling cacophony of banshee screams ...

#SlamWords #28thEdition R4

Hollow footsteps on quiet cobbles echo down blind alleys where only death leads.  He walks alone, an empty soul, who life has forgotten and so has the world.  Yet unease is his companion this foggy night unable to shift this quiet sense of dread...

#SlamWords #28thEdition R5

Oh that wicked hangman and his cruel gallows humour, how the rope of silver burns deep, the final twist in the deathly dance that does not end.  A hangman’s skills can keep a man balanced betwixt life and death, how much harsher for a werewolf...

#SlamWords #28thEdition - R6

Time was running out, sands from a glass, the moon was waning and fast. With screams fading to whimpers, we began to run, frayed nerves or not, we had to find whatever was out there, feasting on flesh with dubious relish...

#SlamWords #28thEdition - R9

A whole different level of evil had entered our world, stalking the night with a malevolent smile. Don’t fear the reaper, once my favourite song echoes in my mind as I take the steps towards the chill finality of death that welcomes me with open arms
#SlamWords #28thEdition - R10

All I ask from you
Forget-me-nots on my grave
I’ll not forget you


Delicious tempo
Seducing salaciousness
Wicked temptation


the dawn reveals a body wracked by night terrors, contorted insanely upon a bed now reduced to splinters, the fever dream a fiery reality of branding scars still raw upon his shrunken flesh...

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R1

In crimson hand prints did she mark her territory, designing demonic destruction in artistic transfusion. Splatter and dripping gore in trailing ribbons, her damned scrawled message one for watching eyes not of this world...

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R2

A cold wind blows, cutting and sharp, through skyscraper canyons this night. Broken windows reflecting the shattered neon soul of a city rotten to the core as shadows skulk and shift, leaving footprints of dust from their recent graves behind.

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R3

Retching cops was his first clue, the gagging stench his second. A thick miasma of putrefying flesh hung thick in the still air. Gagged and dragged, the thing once a man, lay feet from the open grave,  head twisted back as if craving his bed...

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R4

Slamming into brick, damn! Another dead end.  Lungs burning for air, he turned to face the night. Cornered like a rat, he’d not die on his knees! Stalked for fun with no way out, he’d take his killer down with him. Steps echoed, purposeful...

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R5

This ravenous hunger that never abates tortures and mutates with each passing minute, no matter the choice of parts I feast upon it’s never enough for the hungering beast within. With a flash of teeth, I rip and rend my meal, thirsting for blood
#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R6

The middle of nowhere one Winter’s night, called to the crossroads with no one in sight. Feeling exposed out here on my own, my skin crawls. The isolation an exquisite torture for a city boy more used to bars and clubs than farm and scrub.

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R7

Something stirs, swaying the crops, the scrape of Earth loud in the night  and raucous ravens suddenly take to flight, croaking their vengeance in black clouds above scarecrows horrifically  marching in shambling battalions toward the sleepers

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R8

As Saints hold their breath, a terrible certainty crystallises within fearful hearts that this ominous atmosphere suffocating the air is but the beginning of a bone-cracking finale of Biblical  proportion orchestrated by the Devil himself.

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore R9

Dead to rights, Bob, I’m tellin’ ya *crouching beside the desecrated corpse* the Coroner buried this one last year *drawled words brought to a crashing halt as the corpse reached to grab his throat croaking* nothing left to lose then

#SlamWords #28thEdition #encore - R10 (final)

Fading blooms discarded
A portrait of betrayal
This heartbreaking fantasy
Now a desolate deceit
Cast down upon the ground
To be crushed underfoot
By cruel boots that stamp
Your untrue lips that spilled
Emotions in beguiling cascade
Become a poisonous brew

#bardbits 401

Dancing happy feet
Cavorting exhortations
A good day for all


Tugging at heart strings
Unravelling emotions
Knit me a new one


A voice in my head
Dark & seditious
Whispers again
Of things pernicious
#demon possession
Tis only a myth
A voice in my head
Nothing amiss
A priest did come
& spoke to me
The voice so quiet
A mystery
& now he lies
An unmarked grave
How loud he screamed
As his head I caved

Seeking safe havens
Tempestuous scallywags
Ho ho me hearties


Those long Russian nights
Balalaikas and vodka
Troika race at dawn


Aniseed & pear drops
Humbugs & liquorice
So many sweet things
Candy memories of bliss

All these take me back
To a time so far away
A time of true innocence
When I knew how to play

The taste of them now
Sweet upon my tongue
Makes me smile
For then I was young

#verseangel 304

Manipulator extraordinaire
He drew them like moths
To his destructive flame
A mask did he wear
Macabre and dark
Concealing his evil
As he made his mark
But they couldn’t see
Blind to his plan
As he bound their souls
This cruel Machiavellian

#MadCarnival #MadVerse

Snagging his attention
One very wicked smile
Those black lace stockings
Her intention to beguile

She watched him stop
Turn around & stare
With a sway of her hips
Her silence was a dare

He couldn’t resist
Though try he might
She was in charge
This was her night


A tainted love right from the start
Blind to the truth that there was no heart
The scene was grim that’s for sure
A great disappointment without any cure

#ashverse 38


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« Reply #564 on: October 18, 2019, 09:14:05 am »
Age is a number
Attitude style emotions
Those are what matter


Sublime composition of words and #music
As we danced with the stars amongst the heavens
Lost in his arms the night was so pure
A diamond shining in the velvet of night


Beware the hunter in the shadows
Watching with interest everything you do
Cloaked in darkness & silent as the grave
He bides his time in masquerading secrecy
Divining your thoughts with malevolent glee
Until ripe is the time for your violent demise

 #DarkLines 393
📸Conor Rabbet

Rolling thunder shouts
Lightning blinds and skies shatter
The Gods are fighting


House of Horrors welcomes U
Step right up n pay the due
One soul down, maybe two
By the time we’re done
You’ll feel a new U
Smoke & mirrors - sleight of hand
Warped perceptions for you R planned
Trapped inside with nowhere to run
I bet U wished U’d brought your gun


Unto my last breath
As the light dims then goes out
I’ll remember you


Heart for sale
No love inside
One careful owner
Who withered
And died🥴

Buyer beware
For there is a curse
But we won’t talk of that
Or things could get worse😳

Finders keepers
If you would dare
To test your mettle
Maybe try a prayer🤔

#PureDoe 64

📸Toon Hertz

Appetites were in excess
Decadence was the thing
Who was counting the cost?
Of the Queen and her King

Diamonds and rubies
Satin & silk
She bathed in the cream
Of a thousand asses milk

It had to end
This luscious life
At the end of the road
At the end of a knife

#verseangel 305

Starlight is silver
Gleaming like ice way on high
Too far out of reach


With angels I walked
Once upon a time
Through fields of gold
When life was fine

Now I’m in darkness
The lights have dimmed
Madness is coming
I’m drowning in sin

A once golden god
In gleaming splendour
Has turned his back
No more our defender

394 #DarkLines
 (📸Luke Southern)

What scares you most?
What haunts your mind?
We’re scratching the surface
See what’s lurking beneath
Skin crawling fears
That rise & consume
Strange & unsettling
We enter the room
Where glazed eyes stare
A bizarre display
I’m already regretting
This dare

#MadCarnival #madverse

Dark and dangerous
Seductive words steal my heart
Carnal addiction

#haikulust #haiku

Grey to silver
Copper to gold
May our love never fade
And never grow old

Seasons change
Nothing ever permanent
Yet our love remains constant
A bright star in our firmament


Macabre shapes mould in variety
Lurking in shadows without sobriety
Silent they glide from grave to grave
Searching epitaphs for names engraved
They seek the one who brutally put them there
Deep in the ground that day without a care


Midnight arrival
Sweet scandalous seduction
Paranormal love


I thought I lost you
My guiding light now back
Together again


The door whined in protest
Rusty bolts grating loudly
Echoing footsteps without
Corporeal reality drag a path
Across a dust laden floor
As hidden eyes within damp walls
Watch in covetously fascination
The fire spirit arrive to burn
The cruel world alive 🔥


Living for the rush
Excitement firing my blood
Dancing on the edge


These #pearls you offer
Strung with such care
Gleam in the moonlight
Almost alive neath your stare
This covetous pleasure
Stolen and so precious
Just between us
Both carnal and delicious


Wistful notes upon my ancient harmonica
Outlaw blues played in very slow time
Each night I play a gentle melancholy air
That hangs in the broken silence of twilight
My melancholy tribute that all in love is fair


Aching need that burns
Unquenching lust craving more
Desperate hunger


You’re the voice in the dark
When the day is done
And the lights are dimmed
And we’re all alone

Peeling back the layers
One by one they shred
Secrets & lies
Fall by the wayside
Remnants of the dead
Obsessed with the dark
She dwells in the occult
Consumed by mystery
Immersed in the macabre
Where ghouls still lurk
Talking with the dead
Veiled in murk

I’ve walked with ghosts
Heard their voices in the wind
Their touch in the cold stone
Together we’ve explored
These ancient paths
Our worlds almost touching
Yet spinning on by through time

Tricks in abundance
Mischievously playing hearts
Cupid has gone rogue


She turns tricks while he
Slugs rotgut whisky from jugs
Hurting each other


He forgot his ring
Cruel bedside betrayal
Does his conscience itch?



Anticipation burns
Acquiesce to ecstasy
Succumb to desire


A single white feather
Bereft upon the floor
He softly closes the door
Falls the snow quietly outside
Of wings taking to flight
In silence I watch him rise
Tears glisten in my eyes
To remember the long hot night

Love him or hate him
Ephemeral emotions
Dandelion hopes



“All is forgiven”
Whispered words
Fall gently
As soft kisses
Upon lips
Once cruel
Now cold
A single rose
Faded yet
Still thorny
I place
Upon his chest
“You can’t hurt me now”
I turn
A single tear
Tracking my cheek


Gossiping fish wives
Loquacious tongues spill poison
Loyal ears dismiss


#darkness falls
But I fear it not
For the shadows
And shades
Are my friends

Children of the Night
Come circle round
For tonight we run
Our prey to ground


Self immolation
Lustful combustion for two
To ashes we burn 🔥



This hold you have
Upon my soul
‘‘Twas #inevitable
The heavens aligned
The gods did smile
And I was yours
For a loving while
No more #unrequited
We became one
From that day forward
The deal was done


Take me hard in hand
Whip me to a frenzied storm
Let me feel the burn🔥


Drawn by a haunting melody
Surreal surroundings emerged
Through a white misty veil
Creatures skulked in corners
Fleeing with a scream
Then I dared 2 believe
This was no dream
Courting madness I called
The Devil 2 my side
We danced the night away
On demons did we ride

Bittersweet tangled memories
Tumble through my mind
Stirring whispers of the past
A smorgasbord of emotions
Those locks now unpicked
Releasing my demons
The mirage I thought safe
Dissolved in an instant
In emotional purgatory
I barter for my soul

#BardBits 413



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